Director of the Polling Institute, Professor, Political Science Program Coordinator
Castleton State College
Rich Clark joined the Castleton faculty as Associate Professor of Political Science in 2011. He also serves as the founding Director of the Polling Institute at Castleton University, which was initiated by Castleton President Dave Wolk.
Dr. Clark is the current coordinator of the Political Science major. He teaches American Politics and Government, Campaigns and Elections, Congress and the Presidency, Research Methods, and other courses in Political Science. His approach to teaching has two goals: to encourage students to engage in politics and government with civic mindedness and to approach the study of politics with empirical methods and open-minded curiosity.