AU professor and graduate program founder dies at 67

Campus Brief

Leon E. Clark Jr., 67, professor emeritus of international education and sociology at AU, died from a cerebral anoxia at Inova Fairfax Hospital on Oct. 25 after he collapsed on a hike in Great Falls.

Clark founded the graduate program of international education and taught at AU in the areas of sociology, cross-cultural studies and education development and administration for 17 years. He retired from the University in 1999.

He is the author of a number of books about cultural studies, social studies and international education. His works include the textbook "Through African Eyes," "Through Indian Eyes" and "Through Middle Eastern Eyes."

Clark received his Master's from Yale University and his doctorate from the University of Massachusetts.

Throughout the '70s and '80s, he was a high school teacher and curriculum specialist, associate director of the Social Sciences and Humanities Center for Teachers College, education director of the Population Reference Bureau and associate director of the Governmental Affairs Institute in the District. Also, he was a visiting professor in India at the University of Mysore.

He resided in Alexandria, Va., before his death and is survived by Maria Donoso Clark, his wife of 28 years.

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