Javiette Samuel

Javiette Samuel
Assistant Professor
Child Development, Family Studies, Leadership, Planning, Implementation, Evaluation, Outreach and Engagement
College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Sciences







Contact Information:

Office Location:  214 A Farrell-Westbrook Complex
Telephone: 615-963-7885
FAX: 615-963-1840
Email:  jsamuel1@tnstate.edu

Research Areas:

Child development, parenting, urban issues

Most Significant Publications:

1. Samuel, J. and Fleming, R. (2011). Emergency Preparedness for Children and Adolescents
2. Chesney, C., Samuel, J., Fuller D. (2009). Outreach and Engagement at Tennessee State University. Journal of Higher Education & Outreach, 13(3)
3. Samuel, J. (2008). Facilitating Best Practices When Youth Aren’t Displaying Their Best Behavior. Journal of Extension, 46 (1)
4. Samuel, J. (2007). Children & Stress
5. Samuel, J. (2007). Parenting
6. Samuel, J. (2006). Infancy: An Overview of the First Year
7. Samuel, J. (2006). Toddlerhood
8. Samuel, J. (2006). Early Childhood
9. Samuel, J. (2006). Middle Childhood
10. Samuel, J. (2006). Early Adolescence
11. Samuel, J. (2006). Late Adolescence


Human Development
Child Development
Development of Infancy and Early Childhood
Creative and Expressive Arts for Young Children
Infant Clinic


4-H Youth Development Program Leader


Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement, Coordinator

Awards and Honors:

Outstanding Extension Specialist, 2011

Service Award from the Association of Pre-professional Life Scientists, 2010

Recognized for Distinguished Service to Tennessee State University, 2007

Co-submitted Outreach and Engagement application to the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC) to highlight the university’s outreach and public service efforts. TSU won the 2008 C. Peter Magrath Outreach Regional Award. This is the first time that an HBCU has captured an award, 2008

National Programs of Distinction Peer Reviewer, 2007

National Art of Leadership Class, 2007

Manchester’s Who’s Who Among Professional and Executive Women, 2007


Certified Family Life Educator, National Council of Family Relations


Doctor of Philosophy, Human Ecology, University of Tennessee, 2002      
Master of Science, Child & Family Studies, University of Tennessee, 1999                     
Bachelor of Science, Child & Family Studies, University of Tennessee, 1996

Date joined staff:  2005

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