Dr. Diaon Clarke studied at Fordham University. During her time there she earned a Masters of Social Work in Clinical Social work and a PhD in clinical social work. She has been working in the social work field for 20+ years. During the time she has had the opportunity to work in a number of settings: Shelter, foster care, community based outreach, preventive services, outpatient mental health clinic, academia, and care management. At Walden University Dr. Clarke is a contributing faculty member in the School of Social Work.
Dr. Clarke has a passion for working with communities of color, women and those impacted by trauma. In her dissertation research she examined the relationship between trauma and adolescents dating violence experiences. As she continues to grow in her career she hopes to continue to participate in research about trauma and also explore the experience of women of color and their maternal health.
While working in the field for 20+ years Dr. Clarke has served as an administrator for the majority of her career. In her admisntrative role she was able to make positive impacts on communities in need. She was able to lead the formation of a number of programs that continue to exist. Every agency she has been a part of she has left her mark on staff and clients in a positive way.