Alisson Clark


Writing and editing

  • Senior writer, University of Florida
  • Freelance contributor to national publications such as People magazine, National Geographic Traveler, The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine and the Tampa Bay Times
  • Former columnist and feature writer at the Gainesville Sun, then a New York Times Company property
  • Former editor-in-chief of the University of Florida’s FLORIDA and UF Today magazines; former associate editor of Gainesville Magazine, a New York Times Company property
  • Past contributor to and, an independent website formerly part of


  • Contributor to “Recess” radio program syndicated on NPR affiliates nationwide
  • Spokesperson for Legoland Florida (live and recorded television and radio interviews)


  • Adjunct professor of journalism at the University of Florida teaching magazine and feature writing, 2009-2012
  • Summer Journalism Institute, University of Florida


  • Master’s in mass communication, University of Florida
  • Bachelor’s in journalism with minor in geography, University of Florida, summa cum laude
  • Overseas study in travel writing and photography, Ireland
  • Post-baccalaureate scholarship to Conversa language institute, Costa Rica


  • New York Times Company Chairman’s Award
  • Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District III writing award
  • Florida Magazine Association Award six-time winner