Traneika Turner-Wentt, M.S.W., D.S.W.

Adjunct Assistant Professor | Practicum Faculty Adviser | Associate Chair of the Practice Sequence


Traneika Turner Wentt looks at the camera with her head resting on her chin.

B.S.W., University of North Texas
M.S.W., Smith College School for Social Work
D.S.W., University fo Tennessee - Knoxville


Dr. Traneika Turner-Wentt, is a mental wellness clinician and spiritual counselor with two decades of experience in hospital and mental healthcare. She manages the Prevention and Testing Unit for a large safety net hospital in partnership with the Department of State Health Services. She is committed to empowering vulnerable patient populations and engaging healthcare providers through increased awareness and education. For several years she served as clinical director and agency administrator for a children and family service agency specializing in foster care and adoptions. Her interests also include population health, social determinants of health and spirituality.

Turner-Wentt is author of the personal-practice book Faithfully Focused, Your Four Step Guide To Creating Your Best Life Now. She holds a doctorate degree in clinical practice and leadership in social work from the University of Tennessee Knoxville, a master’s degree in social work from Smith College and a bachelor's degree in social work from the University of North Texas.