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Tammy M Rice, LCSW , ACSW

Tammy M Rice, LCSW , ACSW

BSW Program Director and Assistant Professor

Health Professions
Room 327
650 College Dr. Dalton, GA 30720

Office Hours

For fall semester 2022, dedicated office hours are Tuesday 1-3, Wednesday 10-2, and Thursday 10-12.  I am available to meet face to face, or will gladly set up a virtual meeting if you prefer. I am in class Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons. Otherwise, I am typically in the office, so please feel free to drop in.



M.S.W, University of Georgia

B.A. English, Georgia Southern College

I am delighted to be pursuing my Doctorate in Social Work at the University of Kentucky in the College of Social Work. 


I have been privileged to work as a professional social worker for almost thirty years, and am licensed by the state of Georgia as an LCSW. My professional social work career began in Chicago, Illinois where my primary practice focus was child welfare. I have had opportunity to work with individuals impacted by family violence, with children and youth experiencing homelessness, and those in the LGBTQ community. I have worked in both clinical and administrative positions in a variety of settings and I've taught courses across the BSW curriculum. My primary academic interest is in public policy (specifically poverty policy and gender equality) and democratic engagement (voting is social work). However, my heart remains where my career started-in child welfare. I believe it is the responsibility of social workers to work on behalf of social justice for all people, particularly for the most vulnerable among us. 

As the BSW Program Director, it is my honor to work alongside the BSW faculty in creating a rigorous and rewarding program of study for our students. I believe our students receive a  BSW education that rivals any other program they might find. We are committed to engaging with our students to help them achieve their educational and personal goals. We are proud of our profession and enjoy welcoming our students to its ranks.   I believe our graduates are some of the finest social workers in the profession, and they are practicing right here in our community.  My hope is that we have taught them  "to think, to perform, and to act ethically and with integrity." 





Course Name/Overview

Course Name Course Overview
SOWK 4201
SOWK 4202
Social Work 2103
Social Work 2101
Social Work 3201

More About Me

"The true measure of our character is how we treat the poor, the disfavored, the accused, the incarcerated, and the condemned." Bryan Stevenson 

"We need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they're falling in. " Desmond Tutu