Ph.D. Track: Anthropocene Household in the IAHI
Ben Clark was born and raised in Ohio and moved to Northwest Indiana for high school. I have a BA in history from Indiana University. After undergrad, my wife and I spent a year as AmeriCorps volunteers in the Appalachian foothills of Kentucky. Following that, I enrolled in the public history master’s program at IUPUI. Through that program, I spent a year interning in the manuscripts room at the Indiana State Library, then another year interning with an historical consulting firm, and still a third year splitting my time interning at Indiana Landmarks and the Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Through the experiences and connections made with those internships, I landed a job doing historic preservation work for Indiana State Parks. I spent three years in that position after which I was promoted to Chief of Cultural Resources (recently changed to Cultural Resources Manager), a position I have served in ever since. In this role I am involved in anything related to history, historic preservation, archives, and archaeology in Indiana State Parks.