Staff Spotlight: Nan Clarke

As a lead writing and grammar instructor in the Intensive English Program, a unit of the Office of Global Engagement, Nan Clarke brings more than thirty years of teaching experience to the classroom. She has taught and managed academic English programs in Ghana, Spain, and China prior to working at NC State. Nan has also worked for nearly 20 years as a contributing writer and editor for publishers who specialize in developing academic materials for language learners worldwide.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I was born in Chicago but have lived and worked in many places around the world.

How long have you been with NC State and the Office of Global Engagement?

5 years

Tell us what you do in a few sentences.

As lead instruction for writing and grammar courses, I work on developing curricula and designing instructional/practice materials for three levels of courses.

What’s your favorite thing about your work?

The opportunity to work with international students and amazing colleagues.

Tell us one thing we might be surprised to learn about you.

I design and make jewelry that is created from upcycled paper products.

What do you like to do outside of work?

Read, travel, and have fun in the sun.

What’s one thing on your desk you brought from home?

A picture of my twin granddaughters.

What’s your favorite travel destination?

There are too many too list. I just got back from Ireland. I have my eyes on Morocco next.