Donna James

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
Barbara Solomon School of Social Work
Master of Social Work (MSW)

Dr. James graduated from The University of Tennessee in May of 2015 with a doctorate in social work (DSW). She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1993 and MSW in 1998 from Florida State University. Dr. James maintains licensure as a Clinical Social Worker in Florida and Georgia as well as a Graduate Social Worker in Minnesota. Currently, Dr. James is the Behavioral Health Director with Primary Healthcare Centers in Northwest Georgia as well as a Contributing Faculty Member with Walden University. Dr. James has accumulated twenty-five years of experience in social work and has provided a broad range of knowledge and abilities to work with many populations in diverse community settings as well as with community agencies. For the past thirteen years Dr. James has worked as a counselor, graduation coach, and school social worker with public school systems in Florida and Georgia. She has twelve years of experience working full-time in direct clinical care and administrative capacities with private non-profit organizations. She also has ten years of adjunct teaching experience with five colleges/universities teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, both in the classroom and online. Dr. James thoroughly enjoy teaching future professionals in the field of social work and utilizing her clinical experiences to enhance courses she teaches.


DSW, University of Tennessee

MSW, Florida State University

BS, Florida State University

Awards / Honors

SSWAG State Vice President , School Social Worker Association of Georgia, 2017

District 7 School Social Worker of the Year, School Social Worker Association of Georgia, 2015