Faculty Directory

Samantha Teixeira

Assistant Professor

Profile

Samantha Teixeira, PhD, joined the faculty in 2015. Her research focuses on how neighborhood environmental conditions affect youth and how youth can be engaged in creating solutions to environmental problems in their communities. She uses innovative, mixed methods with a focus on participatory approaches including community mapping, photography, and spatial analysis.

She has published on the topics of place-based community interventions that address neighborhood environmental disparities, youth-led participatory research, and environmental justice interventions and education. Samantha’s diverse practice experience includes work in child welfare and community development.

Dr. Teixeira is the recipient of prestigious awards including the Society for Social Work and Research Outstanding Dissertation Award (2015), and the Association for Community Organization and Social Administration (ACOSA) Emerging Scholar Award (2016). She is currently a member of the editorial boards of the Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal and the Journal of Community Practice.

Selected Appointments and Awards

Association for Community Organization and Social Administration (ACOSA) Emerging Scholar Award (2016)

Society for Social Work and Research Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award (2015)

Marie O. Weil Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Journal of Community Practice (2014)

International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI) Child-Well Being Scholar (2014)

Community Practice Award—University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work (2013)