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Tauchiana Williams

Clinical Associate Professor
Director, 12-Month Advanced Standing MSW Program

Tauchiana Williams, MSW


Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building

Room 563-H

325 Pittsboro Street

Campus Box 3550

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

O: 919-843-7512

Tauchiana Williams, DSW, is a clinical associate professor and director of the Advanced Standing MSW Program at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is the coordinator of the North Carolina School Social Work License program.

Her research areas include Black parent engagement and involvement, with a focus on barriers and facilitators that impact student success.

Dr. Williams serves as the lead interventionist for the Substance Use Prevention and Education Research (SUPER) program, which is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). She is a licensed clinical social worker whose practice areas include child and adolescent mental health, school social work, substance use, and trauma.

She was recently appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to serve on the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board, where she holds the office of secretary/treasurer. Dr. Williams has received the Dean’s Recognition of Teaching Excellence Award over several years. She served on the Council on Social Work Education’s Anti-Racism Task Force in 2020.

Degrees and Licenses

DSW, University of Pennsylvania
MSW, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BA, Wellesley College

Primary Program

Substance Use Prevention and Education Research (SUPER)



Research and Professional Interests

African American Parent Engagement and Student Success
Mental Health and Substance Use
School Social Work

Other Projects

Substance Use Prevention, Education, and Research, Lead Interventionist

Recent Publications

Murray-Lichtman, A., Aldana, A., Izaksonas, E., Williams, T., Naseh, M., Deepak, A. C., & Rountree, M. A. (2022). Dual pandemics awaken urgent call to advance anti-racism education in social work:  Pedagogical illustrations. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work:  Innovation in Theory, Research & Practice. 

Williams, T., & Goings, T. C. (2020). African American children in the child welfare system. In F. Z. Belgrave, T. C. Goings, & H. Jones (Eds.), African American families: Research, theory, and practice. San Diego, CA: Cognella.

Presentations, Workshops and Media

Caring for Myself Is Not Self-Indulgence: Navigating Vicarious Trauma and Potential Burnout

Facilitating Difficult Conversations in the Classroom: Overcoming Barriers with Strategies for Success

The History of School Social Work -- opening session at the NC School Social Workers Association fall conference


SOWO 540

Social Work Practice with Families, Individuals, and Groups



SOWO 850

School Social Work Practice