Dr. Carol Wade

Carol Wade
Assistant Professor 

Email: Carol.Wade@uwindsor.ca
Phone: (519) 253-3000 ext. 6753
Office: Room 240
167 Ferry Street, Windsor Hall

Scholarly Interests/Areas of Expertise

  • Child welfare -  systems, practice
  • Equity Integration Practice
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Self-Reflexivity Practice
  • Youth Engagement
  • Transfer of Knowledge to Practice
  • Historical Trauma

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. University of Toronto
  • BSW, M.S.W. York University
  • B.A.(honours), University of Windsor


Carol Wade is an Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work, University of Windsor.  Dr. Wade has over 25 years of experience in social work practice, social work education and community engagement.   Her experience includes working in various capacities within the child welfare sector (Frontline worker, Management, Cooperate Coordinator and OACAS trainer).  In addition to teaching various social work courses at both the undergraduate and master's levels, through her community engagement, Dr. Wade has developed and facilitated workshops and other training opportunities for youth workers and social workers with a focus on centering Black youth wellbeing, family engagement and self-reflexivity practice.  Dr. Wade is passionate about equity practice integration and uses critical theories and pedagogies to deconstruct and challenge oppressive practices to support the best possible outcomes for young people and families.  Her research, practice and lived experiences inform her teaching approach, which focuses on integrating theory into practice and learning that moves from transformational knowledge to transformational action.