Gary A. Clark

Senior associate dean, College of Engineering
Professor of biological and agricultural engineering

Gary ClarkGary A. Clark is senior associate dean of the College of Engineering. He most recently served as interim dean of the college from May 2013 to June 2014.  He also is a professor of biological and agricultural engineering and a registered professional engineer in the state of Kansas.

Clark joined K-State in 1994. His technical expertise is in the design and management of irrigation systems.

While his current appointment is mainly administrative, Clark has held faculty positions in teaching, research and extension. He has taught courses on both energy use in agricultural systems and the design and management of irrigation systems, with a focus on both sprinkler irrigation and microirrigation systems. His research has focused on the use of microirrigation technology for applying wastewater resources, hydraulics of irrigation systems, irrigation scheduling and the performance assessment of center pivot irrigation systems.

Clark also has taught and conducted irrigation system design and management workshops in the United States, and internationally.

Clark earned his doctorate in agricultural engineering from Texas A&M University. His master's and bachelor's degrees in agricultural engineering were earned at the University of Florida.

Clark can be reached at 785-532-5590 or