Dorcas Davis Bowles was named interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at Clark Atlanta University. She earlier served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Clark Atlanta University from 2003 to 2008. She has also served as dean of the School of Social Work at Clark Atlanta University on three different occasions, most recently from August 2015 to July 2016.
Earlier in her career, Dr. Bowles was a professor and acting dean of the School of Social Work at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Dr. Bowles is a graduate of Tuskegee University in Alabama, where she majored in secondary education. She holds a master of social work degree from Smith College and an educational doctorate in mental health administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.