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College of Social Work

Faculty and Staff

Margriet de Zeeuw Wright, Ph.D., MSW

Title: Clinical Associate Professor
Charleston Site Coordinator
College of Social Work
Phone: 803-777-7178
Office: Hamilton 329
Resources: Curriculum Vitae
Margariet de Zeeuw Wright

Teaching Expertise

  • Social Work education

  • Individual, relational and organizational factors impacting client satisfaction


Professor Margriet de Zeeuw Wright joined the faculty of the College of Social Work in 2013 as a teaching instructor. She currently serves as the Charleston site coordinator for social work classes taught at the Lowcountry Graduate Center and was named “Charleston Educator of the Year” in 2017. Prior to joining the University of South Carolina, Wright was a sessional lecturer and research assistant at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Wright’s research interests include social work education and the complexity of the helping process, and the individual, relational and organizational factors impacting client satisfaction. Professionally, Wright worked in various positions, including clinical manager, clinical consultant and clinical counsellor at Community Counselling and Resource Centre in Peterborough, Ontario. The community-based agency offers services, such as housing resources, employee assistance programs and public education and advocacy. As clinical manager, she was the primary resource related to direct practice matters and advised the executive director and board of directors on issues, trends and strategic planning. Wright was also responsible for program planning, development and evaluation. Some of her duties as clinical counsellor included, facilitating groups for couples and survivors of sexual abuse, and developing and presenting workshops on stress management, blended families and working with challenging clients.   

Since 2016, Wright has been the faculty advisor for the college’s Social Work Student Association (SWSA) and instructional design coordinator and incubator advisor for the college’s Innovative Intervention Incubator (i3). She is currently co-chair for the Health and Mental Health specialization and was chair of the Children, Youth and Families specialization from 2015 to 2017. 

Wright received her Master of Social Work and Ph.D. from Wilfrid Laurier University.   

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