Dr. Emma J. Clark is a licensed Evangelist Missionary in the Church of God in Christ. She earned a Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) degree from East Texas State University,
and is also the recipient of honorary doctorate degrees in theology and in humanities.
Dr. Clark has been a professional librarian for over 50 years. In 1972, she was the first African
American woman appointed to the position of Supervising Reference Librarian of Richmond City Library, and served two years as Interim Richmond City Librarian.
Nationally recognized authority on matters concerning the incarcerated, the formerly incarcertated, veterans, the pangs of separation and reunification,
and its collateral impact on families, children, and communities.
Dorcas has worked in the field of child development as an administrator for three decades. She has been a professional mentor to youth and has worked a counselor for latency
and adolescent aged youth.