Kathleen Wells

Emeritus Professor

PhD, University of Colorado
MA, University of Colorado
BA, Lindenwood College

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7164

Biographical Sketch   (PDF Format)

Curriculum Vitae   (PDF Format)


Classes I Teach:

  • Advanced Adult Development and Dysfunction (M.S.S.A. program)
  • Models of Qualitatiave Research (Doctoral program)
  • Methodological Issues in Qualitative Research (Doctoral program)


Scholarly Interests:

  • child welfare
  • child mental health
  • research design
  • research methods – qualitative and quantitative



  • Memberships
    • Society for Social Work and Research. (1999-present)
    • American Association of University Professors. (1998-present)
    • American Psychological Association (APA). (1980-present)
    • Institute for the Advancement of Social Work Research.
      – Scientific Advisory Committee, Subcommittee on Research. 2001- present.
      – Co-Chair, Task Force on Developing Funding for Mental Health Research In Social Work. 2002.
    • National Council on Research in Child Welfare. Child Welfare League of America. 1991-present.
  • Editorial Work