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Tiffiney Barfield-Cottledge, PhD

Dr. Tiffney Barfield-Cottledge received her PHD in Juvenile Justice and has a comprehensive background in Teaching, Counseling and Criminal Justice. Dr. Cottledge has over 16 years of teaching experience honed on the student centered approach. In her teaching, she utilizes comprehensive teaching methodologies that incorporate “Best Practices” to accommodate the diverse learning styles of today’s traditional and non-traditional student populations. She is Critical Thinking certified and utilizes SEEI in her courses. Cottledge began her career in Criminal Justice as a State Parole Officer for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Parole Division. She published her book, entitled: Delinquency in America, Theory Social and Policy Implications and has published several book chapters on the topic of corrections and prison privatization based on her Practitioner Experience. In addition, Cottledge has published several scholarly journal articles that examine criminological theories as explanations of crime and delinquency. Her research and publications are in the areas of female gangs, adolescent substance abuse, and juvenile sex offenders.

Scholarship & Research



Journal of Leadership Studies-Symposium Piece-Relational Leadership: Perspectives of Key Constructs on Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity in Higher Education

Psychology Today
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American Psychological Association Conference-Utilizing Clinical Hypnotherapeutic Intervention with CBT to Treat Pandemic-Aug. 13-2021 Symptomology

ILA Conference Geneva Switzerland 2021
Presenter -Topic-"The Stress Arc in Leadership and 3 Powerful Disciplines for Mitigating Major Stress Impacts in a New Era"-Upcoming
Presenter -Topic-“Improving Higher Education’s Role in Diversity and Social Equity through Relational Leadership in the New Era”-Upcoming
Presenter-Topic-"Healthcare Leadership-Using Virtuous Leadership in Chaos to Reimagine Beneficial Practices of Employee Cognitive Psychology"-Upcoming
2021-Knowledge Without Boundaries National Summit-College of Doctoral Studies Research Conference-University of Phoenix-Panel Discussion-"Exploring Emergent Trends in Leadership and Education"-Based on published symposia article from the Journal of Leadership Studies-


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College of Doctoral Studies