Steven Wells, Ph.D.

Oklahoma Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND)
College of Medicine
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
PO Box 26901, ROB 342
Oklahoma City, OK 73190-3042
Phone: 405-325-1064
Secondary Phone: 405-496-5581
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Last Updated: August 26, 2013

Steven Wells

Discipline Coordinators: Social Work
Discipline(s): Education: Early Intervention/Early Childhood
Family Studies
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: Foster parent, parental involvement in schools, interviewing skills, assisting people with change, motivational interviewing, trauma informed care



Steven P. Wells has been involved with family and children services since 1976 as a child welfare worker, family mediator, foster parent trainer, group counselor, and university professor. His interests include child sexual abuse, foster parent training, family mediation, child welfare pre-service and in-service training, and children with disabilities and their families. Dr. Wells earned a masters degree in social work in 1985, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oklahoma. He earned a doctorate in 2006 specializing in early childhood education, and conducted his dissertation research on the topic of foster parent involvement in the education of children in foster care. He currently serves as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma School of Social Work and holds the position of Undergraduate Program Coordinator. In this role, he teaches courses in social work practice, interviewing skills, human behavior, and child sexual abuse. Dr. Wells is married to a social worker and is the parent of four children.