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Tianca Crocker

Assistant Professor

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

North Carolina


Policy Research Service Design
Tianca Crocker is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her research focuses on technology-centered strategies to promote economic opportunity and social service modernization. She also explores critical data privacy for marginalized communities. Crocker is currently a Fellow with the National Digital Inclusion Alliance and has previously served in roles as a NTEN Google Fiber Digital Inclusion Fellow and as a Mozilla Open Leader. She holds degrees in African American Studies and Social Work. She earned a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin with a Graduate Portfolio distinction in Communication, Information and Cultural Policy.

Keywords: digital inclusion, digital equity, economic opportunity, poverty, policy, research