Felicia Tuggle

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
Barbara Solomon School of Social Work
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

Dr. Felicia Tuggle has over twelve years of experience in applying behavioral and social sciences theories, evidence-based interventions, and best practices to develop, implement, and evaluate health and human service programs. Dr. Tuggle holds a doctoral degree in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) from Auburn University, a Master of Social Work Degree (MSW) from the Whitney M. Young Jr. School of Social Work at Clark Atlanta University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Human Relation from Point University. In August 2017, Dr. Tuggle joined the Barbara Solomon School of Social Work and Human Services faculty. Dr. Tuggle currently serves as a Contributing Faculty in both the BSW and MSW programs and brings over six years of university level teaching experience. At the broadest sense, Dr. Tuggle’s research interests focus on campus and community engagement and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Dr. Tuggle is a widely sought consultant on partnership development, community engagement, and expansion and sustainability activities. Her specific area of expertise is in program development, implementation, and evaluation. Dr. Tuggle has held leadership positions in state government, academic institutions, and non-profit agencies where she has provided administrative leadership and management of financial, human, and program resources. Dr. Tuggle is an active member with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW). Dr. Tuggle serves on the board of the Girls, Empowered, and Motivated to Succeed (GEMS), the Randolph Glee Foundation, and the School Social Work Association of Georgia.

Courses Taught

SOCW 2002 - Basic Skills for Social Work Practice

SOCW 6500 - Field Education I

SOCW 6510 - Field Education II

SOCW 6060 - Social Work Theory and Practice

SOCW 6510 - Field education II

SOCW 6051 - Diversity, Human Rights, and Social Justice


BS, Atlanta Christian College

MSW, Clark Atlanta University

PhD, Auburn University

Public Service

Girls Empowered and Motivated to Succeed, Board Member - Atlanta

Randolph Glee Foundation, Board Member - Monrovia

School Social Work Association of Georgia, Board Member - Atlanta


Tuggle, F., Kerpelman, J. L., Pittman, J. F. (2014). Parental Support, Psychological Control, and Early Adolescents' Relationships with Friends and Dating Partners. Family Relations

Tuggle, F., Kerpelman, J., Pittman, J. (2016). Young Adolescents’ Shared Leisure Activities With Close Friends and Dating Partners: Associations with Supportive Communication and Relationship Satisfaction. Journal of Leisure Research


Tuggle, F. J., Samuel, L. F., Deloach, R. (2017). Addressing Health Equity at HBCUs: Constructing Capacity to Reduce Disparities. . Annual National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS

Tuggle, F. (2016). Building Effective Campus-Community Partnerships. Auburn University

Tuggle, F. J., McGary, A. (2016). Promoting International Social Work through Field Education. Georgia Chapter- NASW

McGary , A., Tuggle, F. (2016). Promoting International Social Work through Field Education. National Association of Social Worker

Tuggle, F., Segal, U., Harper-Dorton, K. (2017). University Community Partnerships: Sustaining Nonprofit Social Services. Council on Social Work Education