Tianca Crocker

Tianca Crocker

Tianca Crocker is a doctoral student at The University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work and recipient of a 2016-17 NTEN/Google Fiber Digital Inclusion Fellow at Austin Free-Net. While advancing toward graduation, Crocker continues to pursue research related to social policy, economic mobility through asset attainment and information and communication technologies (ICT) inclusion, measurement instrument design, and program evaluation. Crocker’s most recent professional experiences include serving as a policy analyst in the Texas House of Representatives and as a project manager at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington, DC. Crocker holds a BA in African-American and African Studies from the University of Virginia and a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree with a concentration in Social Change and Leadership from George Mason University, where she received the Outstanding Thesis in Social Work award. She is a member of the Society for Social Work and Research, International Black Doctoral Network Association, International Network for Social Network Analysis, and Human Services Information Technology Applications Association.

Professional Interests

Policy interventions, consumerism, health determinants, measures of economic well-being, technoculture, program evaluation, multi-method research


  • MS, George Mason University
  • BA, University of Virginia


Social Work Building


Mailing Address

The University of Texas
School of Social Work
1925 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78712-0358