Dominiquie “CJ” Clemmons-James, Ph.D., LCMHC, CRC, LCAS, CCS


Dr. CJ holds a PhD in Rehabilitation Counseling and Administration. She is also a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, a Certified Clinical Supervisor, and credited with being a founding member and coordinator of Aggies for Recovery, the first collegiate recovery community at an HBCU, at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Dr. CJ is an advocate for dialogue regarding the current trends and topics in the field of addiction, recovery, and substance misuse. As a woman of color, she prides herself on bringing awareness to BIPOC issues within the field. In her role as collegiate recovery champion, she provides consultation and expertise regarding innovative programming relevant to diverse campus culture. As a recovery advocate for collegiate recovery at HBCUs, Dr. CJ is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience in the areas of addiction and recovery among people of color. In her career as an Assistant Professor, Dr. CJ strives to identify, expand, and replicate the success of collegiate recovery on more– and hopefully one day all– HBCU campuses. As the Director of the Master’s in Rehabilitation program at East Carolina University, Dr. CJ strives to mentor, guide, and inspire new generations of clinicians. Her other professional interests are working with veterans, identity development, biofeedback training, relaxation techniques, life-long recovery, and wellness.