Kendra Wells

Kendra Wells

Assistant Manager of Research Support

Kendra Wells


Kendra Wells joined the Center for Social Work Research in September 2017 as a graduate student intern. She received her M.S.W. from Wayne State in May 2018 with a concentration in Policy. After graduation, she joined the Center as a research assistant and was promoted to Assistant Manager of Research Support in October 2018; she was the first to hold this position. In June 2019, Kendra was moved up to the Manager of Research Support and is looking forward to continuing her work with community and faculty research at Wayne State. Kendra's own research interests are in medical cannabis policy, 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.


Kendra hires, trains, and supervises student research assistants and non-student 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

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

Office Location

5447 Woodward Avenue, Rm 151