Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

Felicia Tuggle

Felicia Tuggle


7024 Haley Center


  • Ph.D., Auburn University
  • M.S.W., Clark Atlanta University
  • B.S., Point University

Office Hours

  • By appointment

About Felicia Tuggle
Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Felicia Tuggle graduated with her PhD from Auburn University's Human Development and Family Studies Program in 2014. As a doctoral student, she was instrumental in helping to launch Auburn’s Young Women’s Leadership Program (YWLP). Prior to joining the faculty at Auburn, Dr. Tuggle served as the Director of Field Education and Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work at Savannah State University (SSU). During her time at SSU, Dr. Tuggle coordinated and led study abroad trips to Ghana, West Africa, Liberia, West Africa, and Trinidad and Tobago. Dr. Tuggle’s expertise and research interests include adolescent and young adult health and education, organizational capacity building, international social work, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. As a social work educator, researcher and practitioner, Dr. Tuggle frequently consults with academic institutions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) domestically and internationally around internationalizing social work education and addressing sustainable development goals (SDGs). She values the importance of bridging the gaps between research and practice to improve the health and education of adolescents and young adults and is committed to using her knowledge, skills, and social capital to assist public and private agencies build the organizational and programmatic capacity necessary to design, implement, and evaluate high quality sustainable programs. Dr. Tuggle earned her Master of Social Work from the Whitney M. Young Jr. School of Social Work at Clark Atlanta University in 2005, and brings over 13 years of experience working in the field of adolescent health and youth development to her role here at Auburn.  

Last Updated: October 01, 2020