Dr. Theresa Knott, Associate Dean, Faculty of Social and Community Services

I am excited to announce that Dr. Theresa Knott has accepted the position of Associate Dean in the Faculty of Social and Community Services.

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 speciality.

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.

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. I look forward to seeing her contributions to our Humber community.

Theresa will be joining our Faculty on Monday, December 14. 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. She will be reaching out to establish meetings with our FSCS community upon her arrival.

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


Derek Stockley
Senior Dean, Faculty of Social and Community Services
Principal, Lakeshore Campus