Manager of Research Support
5447 Woodward Avenue, Rm 151
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.
Hire, train, and supervise Student Research Assistants and Research Technicians to provide research support to faculty and community research contracts; provide research support; project management of research support for multiple on-going projects; maintenance of project management and resource utilization systems; fiscal database tracking; assist Coordinator of Research with SSW internal assessment; Content Administrator of CSWR website; assist Director of Marketing and Communications with disseminating research activities for students and other WSU stakeholders; manage the SW Student Research Community; Business Administrative Assistant for CSWR staff.
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
Wells, K. J. (2019, February/March). Social work and medical marijuana are perfect intersection. National Association of Social Workers, Social Work Advocates, 8—9.