Kendra Wells

Kendra Wells

Assistant Manager of Research Support

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 medical cannabis, the industry's intersection with the criminal justice 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 (PDF)


Kendra hires, trains, and supervises student research assistants and technicians, provides support to faculty and community research contracts, manages various assessment tools, and assists the Coordinator of Research with internal assessment of the School of Social Work. She also maintains project management and resource utilization for the Center. With the Director of Marketing and Communications, she disseminates research activities for students and other WSU stakeholders.

Degrees and Certifications

  • Michigan Limited Licensed Macro Social Worker
  • Graduate Certificate in Human Services Management, NASW
  • M.S.W., Wayne State University
  • B.S.W., Wayne State University

Recent Publications

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

Office Location

5447 Woodward Avenue, Rm 151