Clardy, Brian K(eith) 1967-
CLARDY, Brian K(eith) 1967-
Born August 1, 1967, in Fulton, KY; son of George T., Jr. (a physician) and Ginger R. (an elementary schoolteacher) Clardy; married Sonja Nicole Paul, September 19, 1998 (divorced November 7, 2001). Ethnicity: "African-American." Education: University of Tennessee—Martin, B.A., 1988; Murray State University, M.P.A., 1991; Southern Illinois University—Carbondale, Ph.D., 1999. Politics: Democrat. Religion: United Church of Christ. Hobbies and other interests: Jazz collection, attending professional sports activities, attending concerts of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Home—1851 West Canal St., No. 3-B, Blue Island, IL 60406. Office—Triton College, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove, IL 60171-1995. E-mail—[email protected].
University of Tennessee—Martin, instructor in political science, 1991-96; Southern Illinois University—Carbondale, lecturer in history and black American studies program, 1996-98; Triton College, River Grove, IL, professor of history and political science, 2000—. John A. Logan College, instructor, 1997. Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, member. Affiliated with Jazz Institute of Chicago and Jazz Unites.
American Federation of Teachers (Cook County chapter), Triton College Faculty Association, Pi Sigma Alpha, Phi Alpha Theta.
Henry M. Salvatori fellow, Heritage Foundation, 1997.
The Management of Dissent: Responses to the Post-Kent State Protests at Seven Public Universities in Illinois, University Press of America (Lanham, MD), 2002.
Contributor to magazines, including Trumpet and Newtopia.
WORK IN PROGRESS:
Research on U.S. foreign relations since 1900, the U.S. presidency, campaigns and elections, race in America, the black church, the U.S. Constitution, the Vietnam war era, and conflict resolution.
Brian K. Clardy told CA: "I find writing to be a joy for several reasons. It allows me to have a constructive outlet to express my own opinions and life experiences. But more importantly, it allows me to contribute to the marketplace of ideas. I love the give and take in the exchange of ideas.
"I am greatly influenced by the work of brilliant authors such as Studs Terkel, Michael Eric Dyson, and P. J. O'Rourke.
"My writing process starts with an interest in an idea, subject, or person. I simply build on my initial impressions and analyses. I give much thought to my subjects and draw from a variety of fields, including theology, history, current events, and popular culture.
"I have a lifelong passion for the liberal arts. In addition, I hold very strong views on politics, history, and religion. I am inspired to write about these vast subjects."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Brian K. Clardy Home Page,http://academics.triton.edu/faculty/bclardy (January 29, 2004).