•  Biography

    J. Karl Clark was raised in San Antonio, Texas.  He currently resides in Orange Grove, Texas with his beautiful wife, Sandy and two children. Karl’s interests include his church, family, fitness, community involvement and golf. Karl graduated from Samuel Clemens High School in San Antonio. He holds an Associate of Arts from Hill College, B.S in Police Science and Law Enforcement and a Masters of Arts in Political Science from Sam Houston State University.  Additionally, Karl holds a Master’s Degree in International Studies from The U.S Army Command and General Staff College and graduated from The U.S. Army Military History course. Karl may be contacted at 361.66.2981 x 3032 or email him at kclark@coastalbend.edu. 

    Karl is a retired Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army with over twenty seven years in the federal government.  Karl has served with distinct honor at The Executive Office of the President of the United States-Office National Drug Control Policy, Department of State, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement and at the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Counter Narcotics Division.  Karl provides a unique experience to the college being he has served in twenty three nations.  In 1990, Karl received the Leo. A. Codd  award from the Secretary of Defense for being the best U.S. Army instructor in the nation. 

    Currently, Karl teaches Government, U.S. History and World Civilization at Coastal Bend College. Karl has taught history at Sam Houston State University, as well as Texas A & M –Kingsville. Karl has served in many academic positions: Coordination for history, economics and government, Texas Community College Association (TCCTA) Chair-Legislative Committee, Coastal Bend College TCCTA representative, and faculty senate.