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Wendy DuCassé , D.S.W., LCSW

Director of Field Education; Assistant Clinical Professor
School of Social Work

Office Hours

9 a.m.-11 a.m., Monday, via Zoom, or by appointment

Courses Taught

Human Behavior and the Social Environment (SWRK 5725)


D.S.W., University of Kentucky

Post-Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, University of Missouri-St. Louis

M.S.W., Saint Louis University

B.S.W., Southeast Missouri State University

Practice Areas

School Social Work, Medical Social Work

Research Interests

  • Impact of cultural competence and cultural humility on the quality of early intervention programs in underserved communities
  • School-based mental health services
  • Relationship between leadership style and family engagement
  • School social work
  • Links between caregiver school experiences and impact on perception of their children’s experiences
  • Early childhood mental health intervention
  • School-based DEI initiatives  

Publications and Media Placements

Collins, L., DuCassé, W. and Forsyth, R.] (2021). [Navigating the Political Landscape] In T. Cox, T. Fitzgerald, & M. Alvarez. (Eds.) (in press). The Art of Becoming Indispensable: What School Social Workers Need to Know in Their First Three Years of Practice. Oxford University Press.

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Nu Lambda Mu Honor Society, Member
  • Phi Alpha Honor Society, Member
  • School Social Work Association of America, Member
  • National Education Association, Member
  • Council for Social Work Education, Member

Community Work and Service

Dr. DuCassé has utilized her passion for young people as a presenter at local and national conferences on a variety of topics, including supporting young people through grief, mandated reporting, strategies for improving caregiver-child communication, and the importance of multidisciplinary collaboration in healthcare. She has volunteered for back-to-school programs, serves as a board member of a nonprofit, and serves as a grant reviewer.