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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 217
Phone: 910-672-1767
Fax: 910-672-1755


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

Dr. Tamara Woods, PhD, MSW, LCSW is Assistant Professor and BSW Field Coordinator in the Department of Social Work at Fayetteville State University.  She possesses a Bachelor of Art in Psychology from St. Augustine's University in Raleigh, North Carolina, a Master of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a PhD in Human Services from Capella University.  Her dissertation is entitled "Rural African American grandmothers raising grandchildren: The impact of chronic illness."  Dr. Woods has taught at the graduate and undergraduate level at Fayetteville State University. She has over 23 years of practice experience in child welfare, mental health, and individual, and family counseling. She is also a licensed clinical social worker in the states of North Carolina and Georgia.  

Dr. Woods' research interests include kinship care, health disparities, kinship care, foster care, child welfare, technology and social work, and social work and spirituality.  She has published in the area social work and spirituality. 

She has presented her research at the Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors National Conference, the National Foster Care Conference and the National Independent Living Conference.

Dr. Woods was also a recipient of the UNC Chapel Hill Annie Kizer Bost Award, a UNC Chapel Hill Child Welfare Education Collaborative Scholar, a Fayetteville State University Chesnutt Fellow, and a Fayetteville State Teaching Fellow.

Teaching Courses

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 Interest

Health Disparities 
Kinship Care  
Social Work and Spirituality
Child Welfare  


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 Affiliations

National Association of Social Workers
National Association of Black Social Workers
Nu Phi Honor Society Human Services Club

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