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Dr. Tamara Woods

Dr. Tamara Woods

BSW Field Coordinator, Assistant Professor

Tamara Woods, PhD, LCSW is an Assistant Professor of Social Work and the Bachelor of Social Work Director of Field Education at Fayetteville State University.  Dr. Woods earned a PhD in 2013 and a Master of Social Work in 2004. Dr. Woods has taught in the BSW and MSW programs at Fayetteville State University.  Currently she teaches Human Behavior II, Introduction to Human Services and Senior Seminar. Dr. Woods has over 25 years of practice experience and is a licensed clinical social worker in the states of North Carolina and Georgia.  


  • Ph.D., Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 
  • MSW University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 
  • B.A. Saint Augustine's College, Raleigh, North Carolina

  • SWRK 220 - Intro to Hum Svc
  • SWRK 330 - Hum Beh. & the Social Environ
  • SWRK 340 - Social Welfare Policy & Svc
  • SWRK 435 Senior Seminar
  • SWRK 365 Intervention and Comm..Skills
  • SWRK 475 Integrative Field Seminar
  • SWRK 510 - Social Welfare Policy & Svc
  • SWRK 520 - Hum Beh. & the Social Environ
  • SWRK 525 Human Beh. & the Social Environ II
  • SWRK 540 Interv. with Groups, Comm. & Org.
Research Interests

Kinship care, foster care, military social work and mental health and substance abuse.

  • Woods, T.M., African American Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Implications for Social Work, Journal of Sociology and Social Work, December 2015, Vol.3, No. 2, pp. 7-15. American Research Institute for Policy Development.
  • 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 Memberships
  • National Association of Social Workers 
  • National Association of Black Social Workers
  • Nu Phi Honor Society Human Services Club
Grants, Honors, and Awards
  • Appointed to the University Wide Internship Task Force in 2018
  • Selected as an Ethics and Civic Engagement Fellow in 2018
  • Recipient of the Outstanding Online Course Design Award in 2017
  • Elected as Teaching Fellow in 2015 
  • Elected as a Literacy Fellow in 2014
  • A member of the Cumberland County School Health Advisory Council since March of 2012
  • Serves as the advisor for the Social Work Honor Society