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Dr. Wendy Knight

headshot photo of Dr. Wendy Knight smiling with medium length straight brown hair wearing a black top
Assistant Professor of Social Work
Burrill Office Complex, Room 102M
BA, Eastern Nazarene College
MSW, Simmons University
DSW, University of Southern California

Dr. Knight is a first-generation college graduate who grew up with a single mother who instilled the value of service to others. This upbringing led Dr. Knight to work with youth at a local Boys & Girls Club and the YMCA during her undergraduate studies. Through these early experiences, she found the field of social work. 

Since this time, Dr. Knight has gained extensive experience working with adolescents and families with complex psychosocial needs at various agencies in the Boston area. She trained numerous MSW students in the field during her time as the Director of Clinical and Support Services for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston and the Camp Harbor View Foundation. Her passion for training social work students led her to teach in higher education. 

In addition to her work at Bridgewater State University, Dr. Knight owns a private practice where she provides consulting, clinical supervision and training for social service employees and agencies. She enjoys mentoring social workers as they navigate the complexities of this field. Dr. Knight trains on a multitude of topics, but specializes in burnout, compassion fatigues and vicarious trauma. 

Dr. Knight earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Eastern Nazarene College, a Master of Social Work degree from Simmons University, and her Doctor of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California. Her scholarly interests include burnout and employee wellness among caretaking professionals.

Area of Expertise
Clinical Social Work Practice with adolescents and adults
Burnout, Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma
Clinical Supervision