Faculty & Staff

Ora Rice, Ph.D., LMSW - Title IV-E Child Welfare Workforce Development Coordinator and Lecturer

Dr. Ora Rice, Ph.D., LMSW
Title IV-E Child Welfare Workforce Development Coordinator and Lecturer
Charles P. Adams Room 310C
(318) 274-6366

Dr. Ora Lee Gladney Rice is a native of Minden, Louisiana. She holds a doctoral degree from LBU (Shreveport, Louisiana) in Philosophy with a focus on Christian Counseling. She is a proud graduate of Grambling State University where she holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Social Work.

She has received a grandeur of specialized training: Mediation, Media Consultant DCFS, Grief Facilitator, CMI Education, Buffalo, New York, Federal Reviewer for Child Welfare, Kansas City, MO, Policy Governance (John Carver Model), Atlanta, GA, Leadership Training, DCFS, Baton Rouge, LA. Retention Training and Competency Base Interviewing (University of North Carolina).

She serves as Vice President for the Woman’s Auxiliary for the Louisiana Baptist State Convention, Northwest Louisiana Region. Her career began with the State of Louisiana immediately after college. Her career was initiated in the Executive Branch of State government for the Louisiana Public Service Commission. She later began her career with the Department of Children and Family Services, Shreveport Region. She served in many capacities and retired as a District Manager for the Bossier, Natchitoches and Red River parishes. Additionally, she has worked as a Hospice social worker (Shreveport/Bossier Hospice), a Medical Social worker, (Stat Home Health) and case manager, (Brentwood Psychiatric Hospital). She retired from the Department of Children and Family Services and returned to work for this agency where she served as a Child Welfare Consultant and Trainer. Through her full and part-time employment, she has touched the lives of many social work supervisors, IV-E students and Child Welfare staff. She culminates her career and life experiences by pouring back into the lives of social workers through teaching where she now serves on the faculty for the School of Social Work at Grambling State