Tamara Davis has been named dean of the Indiana University School of Social Work at IUPUI effective July 1. She previously served as associate dean for academic affairs at the Ohio State University College of Social Work, overseeing all academic programs including bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. programs. At Ohio State, Davis’ most recent teaching, research and service have focused on integrating social work into health care practice and educational environments in an effort to address health disparities and service inequities experienced by diverse populations.
As associate dean for academic affairs, she led the Ohio State College of Social Work’s 2018 CSWE Reaffirmation Self-Study and served as the statewide lead for the Social Work/Human Services Cluster Panel of the Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways Initiative. Davis enhanced the school’s online programming through work with the Distance Education Subcommittee of the Ohio State Vice Provost’s Academic Program Advisory Committee.
She received a Bachelor of Science in counseling and guidance and a Master of Science in social work from the University of Louisville; earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Davis was also a postdoctoral fellow with the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at the University of Texas at Austin.