Sherri Simmons-Horton

Assistant Professor
Phone: (603) 862-3826
Office: UNH Social Work, Hewitt Hall, Durham, NH 03824

Courses Taught

  • SW 525: Social Welfare Policy
  • SW 601: Research Methods Social Work
  • SW 625: SW Policy in Global Context
  • SW 820: Social Welfare Policy I
  • SW 860: Research Methods in Soc Work
  • SW 926: Social Welfare Policy II
  • SW 965: Program & Practice Evaluation


  • Ph.D., Prairie View A&M University
  • M.S., University of Houston
  • B.S., Texas State University
  • A.A., Austin Comm College (Mn)

Selected Publications

  • Todić, J., Simmons-Horton, S., Elizabeth Cruz., Amy Manning-Thompson., M. Candace Christensen., & Lucinda Nevarez. (n.d.). Awakening the Antiracism Collective Through Transformative Organizational Praxis. Advances in Social Work, 22(2), 553-573. doi:10.18060/25001

  • Newman, T. J., McCray, K., Lower-Hoppe, L. M., Rockhill, C., Ingram, D., Ohanasian, J., & Simmons-Horton, S. (2022). Healthy masculinity construction: The influence of race, faith and athletics. CHILDREN & SOCIETY. doi:10.1111/chso.12634

  • Simmons-Horton, S., & Gibson, C. (2022). Ethnic Identity of Black Muslims and Resilience from Criminal Risk Factors. Humanity & Society, 46(3), 443-459. doi:10.1177/01605976211001554

  • Simmons-Horton, S. Y., Rollins, T. N., Harris, R., & Blackmore, A. (2022). Aunties, Uncles, Me Maws, and Play Cousins: Exploring Trends in Formal Kinship Care for Black Families in Texas. CHILD WELFARE, 100(1), 165-193. Retrieved from

  • Simmons-Horton, S. Y. (2021). "A Bad Combination": Lived Experiences of Youth Involved in the Foster Care and Juvenile Justice Systems. CHILD AND ADOLESCENT SOCIAL WORK JOURNAL, 38(6), 583-597. doi:10.1007/s10560-020-00693-1

  • McIntosh, S., Simmons-Horton, S., & Barnes, F. (2021). Ethnic variations in levels of conventional bonding among different Black adolescents in the United States: Implications for behavioral resilience. Contemporary Issues in Juvenile Justice, 11(1). Retrieved from

  • Gibson, C., Davenport, S., Fowler, T., Harris, C. B., Prudhomme, M., Whiting, S., & Simmons-Horton, S. (2019). Understanding the 2017 “Me Too” Movement’s Timing. Humanity & Society, 43(2), 217-224. doi:10.1177/0160597619832047

  • Rembert, D. A., Henderson, H., Threadcraft-Walker, W., & Simmons-Horton, S. (2018). Predicting Staff Assault in Juvenile Correctional Facilities. Corrections, 3(3), 170-185. doi:10.1080/23774657.2017.1359126

  • Simmons-Horton, S. Y. (2017). Providing age-appropriate activities for youth in foster care: Policy implementation process in three states. Children and Youth Services Review, 82, 383-391. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.10.007

  • Simmons-Horton, S. (2017). Taking care of who? The need for effective supervision in preventing burnout among child welfare workers. Texas Probation Journal, 5(3), 6-9.

  • Most Cited Publications