Tammara P. Thomas

Assistant Professor


Department: Human Performance and Sport Sciences
Office Location: Anderson Center, C018
Phone: 336-750-8286
Fax: -
Email:  thomastp@wssu.edu
Curriculum Vitae


Tammara P. Thomas, Ph.D, CADC is an Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Studies at Winston-Salem State University.  She completed her MS in Rehabilitation Administration and Programming Services at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and her Ph.D in Rehabilitation and Counselor Education
at the University of Iowa.  Throughout her career she has served as a contributor to the field of addictions as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Substance Abuse Counselor in which she has served in the capacity of a director of treatment programs (all levels of care, including corrections), clinical supervisor, trainer, speaker, instructor, program developer, evaluator, and consultant.  Additionally, she has also served as a vocational rehabilitation counselor for the Department of Veterans Affairs assisting veterans with disabilities to overcome barriers that impede their ability to reach their
vocational goals, and/or independent living needs.  Dr. Thomas’ research interests include: addiction studies, ethics, administration and programming, gender-responsive treatment, vocational rehabilitation and practices.

Educational Background

  • BA in Administration of Justice, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1997
  • MS in Rehabilitation Administration and Programming Services, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2000.
  • Ph.D in Rehabilitation and Counselor Education, University of Iowa, 2013

  • Additional Information:

    REH 3303-Interviewing Techniques

    REH 4302-Case Management

    REH 4306-Counseling and Theoretical Approaches in Rehabilitation

    04/2012 Dean's Graduate Excellence Award
    08/2011 Rehabilitation Counseling Services (RSA) Graduate Scholars Grant
    03/2011-04/2011 Committee on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification
    06/2011 Summer Graduate Fellowship
    03/2010 Presently Doctoral scholar, Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Ethics- IDARE
    08/2009-05/2010 Diversity Scholarship
    10/2009 Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society-Induction
    04/2009 Women's Leadership Diversity Scholarship
    08/2009-08/2007 Diversity Scholarship
    08/1997-08/1999 Rehabilitation Supervision Training Scholarship

    02/2012 Lecture Series –Substance Abuse Treatment-Program Development, Management             and Ethics, South Carolina State University

    03/2011 Substance Abuse Counseling: Ethical Decision Making ARCA Student Forum at ACA             2011 Conference

    03/2010 The Perilous Journey to an Advanced Degree: Strategies for Survival,American             Counseling Association National Conference, Pittsburgh, PA

    03/2010 Voices of Soldiers Diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): The             Needs and Barriers American Counseling Association National Conference -             Pittsburgh,

    07/2009 Substance Abuse in Educational Settings-South Carolina State University 

    03/2009 A Supervisor's Guide for Preparing Novice Substance Abuse Counselors 11th Annual             James F. Jakobsen Graduate Conference University of Iowa, Iowa City

    02/2009 Articulating the Professions Identity National Council on Rehabilitation Education,             San Antonio, Texas

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