Dr. Jessica Clark joined the Social Science and Fine Arts Division at Western Wyoming Community College as an Assistant Professor of History and Political Science in 2012. Two years before, she earned her doctorate in history from North Dakota State University (NDSU). Her dissertation examines the identity reconstruction of Germans from Russia on the Northern Plains through oral histories. She is a trained oral historian who specializes in rural history and childhood, family, and gender studies. Currently, Clark is researching the reconstruction of a tragedy (the Cokeville Elementary School Bombing of 1986) as a miracle narrative.
In any given year, Clark presents at two or three conferences, including the conferences/meetings for the Organization of American Historians, Oral History Association, and Western Social Science Association. In 2010, she co-published “The Germans from Russia in Saskatchewan: An Oral History” in the American Review of Canadian Studies with Dr. Tom Isern. Clark also has solo peer-reviewed publications in The Journal of Family History, The Historian, and Journal of History of Childhood and Youth.