James Clark is the Provost and Executive Vice President of Florida State University. He graduated from Siena College (B.A. 1980), the University of Kentucky College of Social Work (MSW 1983) and the University of Chicago (Ph.D. 1995).
From 2015-2021 he served as Dean of the College of Social Work at Florida State University. Prior to that he served for three years as the Director of the School of Social Work at the University of Cincinnati, as well as Associate Director for Research and faculty member at the University of Kentucky from 1991-2012. Clark co-founded the UK Center on Trauma & Children, a nationally recognized clinical research center. He has published in the areas of evidence-based behavioral health, forensic mental health, child and adolescent traumatic stress, criminal justice, ethics and accountability, and psychobiography and the study of lives. Clark is married to Elizabeth Croney, a social worker and entrepreneur. They have three adult daughters, Cameron, Meg, and Pearson, who recently wed Pierre Tribolet.