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Tamara Woods

T. Woods
Favorite Quote: "You must be the change you wish to see in the world!" (Mahatma Gandhi)

Tamara Woods, Ph.D., LCSW
BSW Field Coordinator 

Office: Lauretta Taylor Building, Room 208
Phone: 910-672-1767
Fax: 910-672-1755


Ph.D. Capella University
B.A. Saint Augustine's College, Raleigh, North Carolina
M.S.W. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Tamara Woods,  PhD, LCSW is a lecturer within the Department of Social Work who possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from St. Augustine's College in Raleigh, North Carolina, a Master of Social Work degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Ph.D. from Capella University in Human Services. Her dissertation research focuses on diabetes and kinship care. Dr. Woods has taught at the graduate and undergraduate level for the past 4 years with Fayetteville State University. She is also a field liason for the MSW Program, faculty advisor and advisor for the Master of Social Work Program as well as field instructor for Methodist University.

Dr. Wood's research interests include health disparities, kinship care, social work and spirituality, and child welfare. She has published in the area social work and spirituality. She has over 18 years of practice experience in child welfare, individual, and family counseling. She is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of North Carolina.  

Her career has focused on family and children’s services in the counties of Cumberland and Moore.  Her professional experiences include the areas of Foster Care, Investigations, Treatment, Work First Employment Services, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families-Child Only Program, Child Day Care Services, Teen Pregnancy Prevention, and Adoptions where she was the facilitator of the Post Adoption Support Group.  Ms. Carter was also one of the instructors in the adoptive and foster parenting training program at the Cumberland County Dept. of Social Services from 2004-2007.  She is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of North Carolina. 

Dr. Woods was a recipient of the Annie Kizer Bost award while attending UNC. This award is given to the MSW student who, in the opinion of the faculty, shows the most promise for leadership in child welfare. While enrolled at UNC, Dr. Woods was selected as a Child Welfare Education Collaborative scholar.  She has also served as a field supervisor for Methodist University 

Teaching Courses

SWRK 220 - Intro to Hum Svc
SWRK 330 - Hum Beh & the Social Environ
SWRK 340 - Social Welfare Policy & Svc
SWRK 510 - Social Welfare Policy & Svc
SWRK 520 - Hum Beh & the Social Environ

Research Interest

Foster Care & Adoptions
Welfare Reform
Teen Pregnancy Prevention


Marquez, M.R., Brown, T.M., Dilday, C.D, Woods, T.M., Perkins, E. G. (2014). A call for military-centric social work education. Journal of Sociology and Social Work, 2(2), pp. 253-262.

Harvey, A. R., Johnson, O. J., McCullough-Chavis, A., & Carter, T. M. (2010). Evidence Based Practice. R. L. Thompson, T. P. Gullotta, & R. L. Crowel (Eds.), Handbook of African American Health (pp. 121-159). New York, NY: The Guilford Press.

Professional Affiliations

National Association of Social Workers
National Association of Black Social Workers


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