Humanities Faculty & Staff
Elizabeth Perkins, Dean
Shani Clark joined the faculty at Darton College in Fall 2006. Shani teaches communication courses such as Public Speaking, Cultural Diversity, and Interpersonal Communication. Before coming to Darton, Shani lived in Savannah, Georgia where she worked as a Student Services Job Placement Coordinator. Shani’s diverse professional background also includes working as a WIA Youth Program Supervisor/Case Manager, Director of Human Resources/Marketing, and Organizational Development Consultant. In addition, Shani completed several internships in human resources, communication, public relations, and marketing for corporate, non-profit, and consulting organizations.
Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Shani earned her Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Grand Valley State University and her Master of Arts in Organizational Communication from Western Michigan University. During graduate school, Shani was awarded a Thurgood Marshall Fellowship and went on to serve as the Communication Department’s first fellowship mentor.
Shani has learned first-hand the impact that developing effective communication skills can have on someone’s life. As a shy child, Shani never thought she would have a career in communication. As Shani explains, “as I developed effective communication skills, my confidence and professional outlook expanded.” Shani’s passion and life goal is to assist people in developing their communication skills so that they have the skills and confidence to reach their personal and professional potential.