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Clay Motley | Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Florida Gulf Coast University

Clay Motley | Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Florida Gulf Coast University

Current Position and Past Experience
Clay Motley is currently Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Florida Gulf Coast University. Since 2004, he has held leadership roles in honors programs and colleges at three different universities, and his primary professional responsibilities at FGCU focus on leading the College of Arts & Sciences.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Motley holds a doctor of philosophy in English Literature from University of South Carolina, master’s in English Literature from Eastern Kentucky University and a bachelor of arts in English Literature from the University of Kentucky.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
His scholarship focuses on the culture of the US South, such as its popular music and religion. He teaches on the history of popular American music, is currently writing a book-length music history of Clarksdale, Mississippi and frequently present and publish and topics related to the Mississippi Delta. He is a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council and the Society for the Study of Southern Literature.

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