Chair and Associate Professor of History/Political Science
Degrees earned: Ph.D.
and MA, University of Notre Dame; BS, Eastern Michigan University; Certification
in Archival Management, National Archives of the United States
experience: College teacher; Fulbright Scholar; Director of Student
Recruitment and Public Relations, Holy Family Schools; Director of Development,
Wahlert High School; Development Editor, William C Brown Publishers.
philosophy: “Differentiated Teaching and Learning.” Each student is a
unique learner who can flourish if the teacher and student collaborate to design
and implement an individualized approach that encourages the student to learn
in his/her own creative style.
Clarke’s impact on
Lynne: The students have infused me with energy and enthusiasm for learning
more about everything.
Lynne’s impact on
students: “Don’t Let Anyone Tell You What to Think.” My students become
independent, critical thinkers who learn to form and support their positions on
issues while respecting the positions of others.
Movie – Mary
Book – Mama Do You Love Me?
Quotes – Matthew
25:35 - ‘for I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was
thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me
in…” AND “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she became a
Classes in college
– Shakespeare and Russian History and Constitutional Law
Place traveled – South
Africa: Western Provinces, Indian Ocean Coast; Europe: Italy, France, Austria,
Netherlands, Germany, England; Canada; USA: Washington, Oregon, California,
Montana, South Dakota, Missouri, Nebraska, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin,
Minnesota, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode
Island, Connecticut, Delaware, Washington DC, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia,
Georgia, Florida, Arkansas.
Hobbies – Classical
ballet, watching football and hockey, reading