Kendra Wells

Kendra Wells

Manager, Center for Social Work Research

5447 Woodward Avenue, Rm 056

Kendra Wells


Kendra Wells joined the Center for Social Work Research in September 2017. She received her M.S.W. from Wayne State in May 2018 with a concentration in Policy. Wells looks forward to continuing her work with community and faculty research at Wayne State. Wells' own policy and research interests are in the therapeutic uses of cannabis and psychedelics, the drug industry's intersection with the criminal/legal system, and the complex process of establishing patient rights and protections. She is eager to bring a social work voice to the emerging industry.

Curriculum vitae


Management of work and staff within the Center for Social Work Research Lab (including resource utilization and budget management). Creates and maintains School of Social Work metrics data dashboards in Power Bi. Conducts community-based evaluation projects. Assists with internal assessment (including routine and specialized stakeholder surveys and the presentation of formative reports). Content Administrator of the Center for Social Work Research website.

Degrees and Certifications

  • Michigan Licensed Macro Social Worker (Credential: 6801114637)
  • Certificate in Evaluation 101, The American Evaluation Association
  • Graduate Certificate in Human Services Management, The Network for Social Work Management
  • M.S.W., Wayne State University
  • B.S.W., Wayne State University


Awards and Honors

 School of Social Work Service of the Year, April 2022

Recent Publications

Comartin, E. B., Wells, K., Zacharias, A., & Kubiak, S. (2020). The Use of the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Model for Corrections Officers: Reducing Incidents within a County Jail. The Prison Journal, 100(5), 581–602.

Wells, K. (2019, February/March). Social work and medical marijuana are perfect intersection. National Association of Social Workers, Social Work Advocates, 8—9.

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