portrait of Clay Motley

Clay Motley

Director of Honors College and Associate Professor of English, Florida Gulf Coast University

Clay Motley has led the transition of FGCU’s Honors Program to an Honors College. Prior to his arrival at FGCU, he served as the Associate Director of the Honors College at Western Kentucky University, where he also helped transition its Honors Program to an Honors College. Outside of his administrative duties, he teaches and researches on popular music, particularly blues, country, and rock n’ roll, and is currently writing a book on the music history of Clarksdale, Mississippi.