Tamarie Willis

Tamarie Willis

M.S.W. Academic Advisor



Tamarie Willis


Tamarie Willis has focused her education and social work career in the area of Innovation in the Community, Policy, and Leadership, with a focus on the Community and Policy platforms. During her graduate education, she interned with the Transition to Independence Program (T.I.P), where she created curriculum modules for the program, which served in training/educating the board as well as community partners of the various issues facing this particular population.

Tamarie was also a speaker at State Supreme Court Administrative Office 10th Annual Child Welfare Services Issues Conference, speaking specifically on policies related to college access and retention for foster youth. She as co-authored a policy brief with Dr. Angelique Day (Founding Director of T.I.P, Assistant Professor) entitled Meeting the Education Needs Foster Care Youth: A Review of Laws and How to Maximize their Implementation. Tamarie also worked for two years as a research assistant for Wayne State University School of Social Work Center for Social Work Research. She is currently enrolled in Wayne State University School of Social Work Graduate Certificate in Research and Evaluation Program, then continuing on to the Social Work and Anthropology PhD Program. 


Tamarie Willis provides academic advisement to all M.S.W. students admitted with Pre-Candidate Master with Advanced Standing Status (Only students who hold a baccalaureate degree of Social Work from a CSWE accredited program are eligible to apply for this status). Responsibilities include plans of work and degree certification. 

Degrees and Certifications

  • M.S.W., Wayne State University 
  • Limited Licensed Master of Social Worker 
  • B.S.W., Wayne State University 

Office Location

5447 Woodward Avenue, Rm 171
150 years in the heart of Detroit