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Introducing the new FSCS Associate Dean – Dr. Theresa Knott

Tags: Vol. 1, Issue 2, December 2020

The Faculty of Social and Community Services is excited to welcome Dr. Theresa Knott as our new Associate Dean.

Theresa holds a PhD in Social Work from the University of Toronto, coupled with a Master of Social Work (University of Toronto), Bachelor of Social Work (University of Toronto) and Bachelor of Arts, Sociology (University of Toronto).

Theresa joins us with more than 15 years of experience in higher education, including roles as Professor at York University, California Lutheran University and California State University. Over the past decade she has held roles as Associate Chair and Director of Online and Off-site programs at California State University, Associate Vice-President, Academic Affairs at Trocaire College, and most recently as Associate Dean at Niagara College.

She also brings a rich clinical background to the position, including roles as Clinician at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health working in the Child and Family Unit, along with other areas of specialty. In addition, Theresa has published in a wide range of areas from social media and gamification, to childhood sexual abuse and trauma related to fields such as paramedic and firefighting.

Dr. Knott’s commitment to EDI is also evident through her research portfolio focused on racial disproportionality in child welfare, and through engagement with marginalized communities in Toronto and Los Angeles.

This description of Theresa does not appropriately capture her focus and passion for student success, innovative teaching and work aligned with the values of our Faculty. We look forward to seeing her contributions to our Humber community.

She will have oversight of the Child and Youth Care Stream, Social Service Worker Diploma, Bachelor of Community Development and Community and Justice Services Diploma.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Theresa Knott to the Faculty of Social and Community Services.

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