Faculty and Staff

Kerry Littlewood, Ph.D., MSW

Assistant Professor of Instruction

Phone: 813-974-1809
Office: MHC 1418
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Curriculum Vitae


Kerry Littlewood

Dr. Kerry Littlewood holds a master’s degree (2003) and doctorate (2008) in Social Work (UNC). Dr. Littlewood is an Assistant Professor of Instruction at the University of South Florida. Dr. Littlewood specializes in program evaluation, community-based participatory research, randomized control trials, and using mixed methods approaches to better understand at-risk children, families and kinship caregivers. Dr. Littlewood has over two decades of expertise in teaching and research. She has published over 50 peer reviewed publications on designing and evaluating programs to support underserved individuals, groups and families. Selected examples of Dr. Littlewood’s randomized control trials and quasi experimental studies include: the KIN Tech Trial, COMRADE Trial, the EMPOWER Trial, SLIDE Trial, LEAD Trial, and the Triple P NC evaluation. Her research was rated as a 2-Supported by Research in the California Evidence Based Clearinghouse: https://www.cebc4cw.org/program/kinship-navigator-chn-kn-children-s-home-network/ Dr. Littlewood strives to innovate in gaps and crevasses within social and health care systems through cross-system, cross sector collaboration and partnership.