Administrative Staff

Mark Aldrich

Executive Director

Mark Aldrich, the executive director of the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues, is an associate professor of Spanish at Dickinson College. He is particularly interested in contemporary Spanish poetry, although his publications include both Peninsular and Spanish American subjects. He is also a literary translator. Current scholarship is focused on the work of Rafael Pérez Estrada (Del gozo y de la rebelión: Hacia el Sur y la Imaginación en la obra de Rafael Pérez Estrada, forthcoming in El Toro Celeste) and Antonio Soler, whose novel El sueño del caimán he has recently translated. In his free time, Mark enjoys being with friends and family, running, and making paellas.

Telephone: (717) 245-1288
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JolieJolana (Jolie) Rankin

Program Manager

Jolie oversees Clarke Forum programming operations, functioning as the executive director’s liaison with speakers, guests, visitors, faculty, administrators, students and outside organizations regarding issues related to the Forum’s programming, sponsorship of events, attendance, and participation. Jolie has been with the Clarke Forum for 20 years. She has a B.A. in speech communication from Shippensburg University.

Telephone: (717) 245-1796


flinchbk_9257Kimberly Flinchbaugh

Operations Coordinator

Kim assists the executive director in all the internal operations of the Forum, which include supervising the student project managers, developing publicity/marketing for all CF programming, maintaining the Clarke Forum’s website, and managing the budget. Kim has been with the Forum since 2004. She has a B.S. in business administration from Shippensburg University.

Telephone: (717) 254-8110