Tianca Crocker is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Principal at Crocker Associates, LLC. Crocker completed her PhD in Social Work with a Graduate Portfolio in Information, Communication, and Cultural Policy from the University of Texas at Austin. She also holds degrees from George Mason University and the University of Virginia. Her research focuses on strategies to foster economic and social opportunity through digital inclusion, particularly public private strategies. Crocker most recently served as a 2018-19 Fellow with the National Digital Inclusion Alliance.