Littleton, Tenesha, PhD

Assistant Professor
Tenesha Littleton
Contact Information Areas of Interest and Expertise
  • Child & Family Social Policy
  • Child Maltreatment
  • Housing
  • Neighborhood Effects
  • Parenting
  • Poverty & Inequality

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  • MSW Program


  • PhD, University of Georgia
  • MSW, University of Georgia
  • BA, Tulane University

Book Chapters:

  • Littleton, T., Lee, M., & Cornelius, L. J. (2018). Analyzing the problem: Disparities in behavioral and mental health for people of color and Latinos. In C. Moniz and S. Gorin (Eds.), Mental Health Care Policy and Practice. A Biopsychosocial Perspective. New York: Oxford University Press.

Select Publications:

  • Bae, J., Jennings, P.F., Hardeman, C., Kim, E., Lee, M., Littleton, T., & Saasa, S. (2019). Compassion satisfaction among social work practitioners: The role of work-life balance. Journal of Social Service Research.
  • Campbell, R. D. & Littleton, T. (2018). Mental health counseling in the Black American church: Reflections and recommendations from counselors serving in a counseling ministry. Mental Health, Religion, and Culture, 21(4), 336-352.
  • Littleton, T., Choi, Y.J., & McGarity, S.V. (2020). Psychological and social correlates of HIV stigma among people living with HIV. Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services, 19(1), 74-89.
  • McPherson, J., Jennings, P.F., Arnold, B., Littleton, T., & Lee, M. (2020). Creating global scholars: Experiential learning and reflection transform an international conference into a short-term study abroad. Journal of Social Work Education.
  • Mowbray, O., Jennings, P.F., Littleton, T., Grinnell-Davis, C., & O’Shields, J. (2018). Caregiver depression and trajectories of behavioral health among child welfare involved youth. Child Abuse & Neglect, 79, 445-453.
  • Saasa, S., Okech, D., Choi, Y.J., Nackerud, L.& Littleton, T. (2021). Social exclusion, mental health, and social well-being among African immigrants in the United States. International Social Work.