Tuwana Wingfield


tuwana wingfieldTuwana Wingfield, PhD, Illinois State University
Dr. Tuwana T. Wingfield, Adjunct faculty, joined the College of Charleston faculty in January of 2022. A native of Gary, IN, Dr. Wingfield earned her B.S. in sociology with a minor in psychology from Purdue University-West Lafayette. She then went on to earn her MSW from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration (now Crowne Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice). After completing her MSW, she worked in social services for about ten years before transitioning into higher education where she would earn her PhD in Higher Education Administration from Illinois State University. Dr. Wingfield holds her clinical social work license (LCSW) with the State of Illinois and has 23 years of experience in social services and higher education at the micro and macro levels of practice. These experiences include early childhood education/Head Start, practice in schools from PreK-12, child welfare, non-profit community-based organizations, and higher education. Dr. Wingfield has taught courses in introduction to social work, field education, practice with individuals and groups, multicultural practice, theory, social welfare policy, as well as research focused independent studies at the undergraduate and graduate level. Dr. Wingfield presents at conferences in social work as well as education. She is the guest editor for the Critical Social Work Journal and served as a reviewer for an open access text Graduate Research Methods in Social Work: A Project-Based Approach. She also consults with doctoral students on their dissertations. Her areas of interest are Black feminism, Critical Race Theory, Critical Race Feminist Theory, intersectionality, anti-coloniality, abolition, culturally responsive education, culturally humility, social work field education, educational experiences of African American women and girls, identity development, and mentoring. Last, in her free time, Dr. Wingfield enjoys reading, traveling, cooking (and eating) and exploring her new hometown of Charleston, SC with her life partner.