Dr. Wendy L. Becker

  • Associate Professor
Assistant Professor July 2005 to present
PhD. Northeastern University May 2005
MSW Boston University School of Social Work​  
BA Brown University


SWRK 260 Case Management Seminar/Field Experience
SWRK 324 Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Individual, Family, & Small Group
SWRK 326 Generalist Social Work
SWRK 327 The Helping Process
SWRK 338 Introduction to Field Work
SWRK 350C Topics
SWRK 426 Creating Change through Social Work Practice I
SWRK 436 Field Work
SWRK 437 Advanced Field Work
SWRK 445 Summer Extended Fieldwork
SWRK 450 Special Topics:
SWRK 463 Field Work Seminar
SWRK 464 Senior Seminar In Social Work
SWRK 472/572 Sexual Orientation & Gender ID
SWRK 490/590 Independent Study

Currently Teaching

generalist social work, creating change through practice, field seminar

Areas of Expertise

social and economic justice, women’s issues, welfare and poverty, sexuality and gender identity

Present Service Activities

Member, RI Task Force on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth; Safe Schools Institute; Board Member, Haymarket People's Fund; Member, VOCA Review Committee; Governor's Justice Commission; Member, Welfare Implementation Task Force.

Past Experience

Advocacy and clinical practice with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth; School based clinical practice; Community mental health services; Advocacy and direct services with women who are battered.

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A Legacy of Social Justice

Rhode Island College Impact

For the past 40 years, the School of Social Work has dedicated itself to social justice.