Tianca Crocker is a doctoral student at the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work and recipient of a 2012-13 Michael R. Daley Endowed Presidential Scholarship. While advancing toward candidacy, Crocker continues to pursue research related to value structures and measures of well-being among marginalized populations, the evaluation of social service delivery systems, and the intergenerational effectiveness of market- and technology-based anti-poverty strategies. Prior to entering the doctoral program, Crocker worked as a project manager at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington, DC. Her earlier experiences include state-level public health planning for disparate populations with chronic health conditions. Crocker has also served in several capacities in the field of child welfare; including program administration, compliance, and target marketing. 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 was awarded the 2008 award for Outstanding Thesis in Social Work. She is also a member of the Society for Social Work and Research, International Black Doctoral Network Association, and National Association of Social Workers.
Policy interventions, consumerism, health determinants, measures of economic well-being, technoculture, program evaluation, multi-method research
- MS, George Mason University
- BA, University of Virginia
Mailing AddressThe University of Texas
School of Social Work
1925 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78712-0358