Dr. Ticola Ross earned her M.S.W. and Ph.D. in Applied Social and Community Psychology where her areas of expertise are in youth development, social justice, and healthy relationships and well-being. Dr. Ross is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor and Field Education Director at UNC Charlotte. She teaches various field seminar courses and also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.


  • B.A.- North Carolina State University, 2007, Applied Psychology
  • M.S.- North Carolina State University, 2011, Psychology
  • M.S.W.- University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2014, Master of Social Work
  • Ph.D. – North Carolina State University, 2015, Applied and Community Psychology


  • Social Work Practicum I & II
  • Advanced Social Work Practicum I & II
  • Mental Health Assessment

Research Interests/Areas of Expertise

  • Social Justice and Youth Development
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Social Work Field Education
  • African American Mental Well-being

Selected Publications

  • Kulkarni, S. and Ross, T.C. (2016). Exploring Employee Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Disclosures in the Workplace. Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, doi: 10.1080/155555240/2016.1213637
  • Shears, J., Kirven, J., Ross, T.C., Coakley, T., Cook, S. and Grimsley, K. (2015). A messgae to dad! The value of a father: A qualitative analysis of children’s essays about their father’s contribution. The Wheelock International Journal of Children, Families and Social Change, 1(1),1-22.
  • Kulkarni, S., Herman-Smith, R.L., and Ross, T.C. (2015). Measuring intimate partner violence (IPV) service providers’ attitudes: The development of the Survivor-Defined Advocacy Scale (SDAS). Journal of Family Violence, doi: 10.1007/s10896-015-9719-5