SOWK 2101: Introduction to Social Work

SOWK 3102: Human Behavior in the Social Environment

SOWK 3103: Human Behavior in the Social Environment II

SOWK 3201: General Practice of Social Work I

SOWK 3302: Social Work in Public Welfare

SOWK 3504: Seminar in Child Welfare

SOWK 4998: Practicum and Seminar in Social Work II

SOWK 4999: Practicum and Seminar in Social Work II

SOWK 4401: Senior Exit Project I

SOWK 4402: Senior Exit Project II

Jane S. Wimmer Ph.D..

Title: Assistant Professor and Child Welfare Specialist
Social Work
Phone: 706.272.2685
Fax: 706.272.4489
Office: Technical Education Building, 229
Ph.D. University of Georgia
M.S.W. Rutgers University
B.A. Bucknell University

Office Hours:
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Department of Social Work


I am a native of southeastern Virginia, and I received my Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University in New Jersey and my Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Georgia. I became interested in adoption and foster care in an undergraduate psychology class at Bucknell University, and I began working in child welfare over 30 years ago. My interest in the needs of children has never wavered. I received my License as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) doing both group and individual counseling in 1988, with a specialty in counseling adoptive families. During the last 20 years I have been involved in social work supervision, program development, grant writing, program evaluation, and non-profit management in Virginia, Romania, and Georgia.

I have had the opportunity to travel extensively throughout the world, and have lived and participated in the profession of social work in varied places. While living in Hong Kong for a year in the 1980s, I worked as a volunteer with International Social Services in international adoption and in early childhood development in a Vietnamese refugee camp. In 2000, I moved to Romania for a year where I worked under a USAID project directing a program developing Romanian child welfare practices and policies. I came to northwest Georgia in 2001 to be near family, and here I helped develop the Georgia Center for Resources for Foster and Adoptive Parents.

I am proud to be a professional social worker and have loved my career. I am pleased to be teaching at Dalton State College and promoting social work careers focusing on the needs of children and their families. I am especially excited about the IV-E Child Welfare education program and the opportunity to provide the Georgia Department of Children and Family Services with well prepared staff, and, at the same time, to provide rewarding employment for graduates of our program.

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