Maria Wilson

Maria Wilson, Ed.D., LMSW, LVN

Assistant Professor,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3379
Office: B2617


Maria I. Wilson, Ed.D., LMSW, LVN, brings more than 12 years of administrative and programmatic experience with federal and private grants in the content area of mental health, trauma-informed care, substance use (with a focus in harm reduction), wellness and wellbeing in the context of HIV/AIDS.

A first-generation college graduate and immigrant from Mexico, Dr. Wilson has worked with Latinx communities for the past two decades. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in social work and mentored students in their internships.

Dr. Wilson is a proud Hawk alum, completing her undergraduate degree in social work at UHCL. She received her MSW degree from the University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work and her doctorate in education, focusing in health sciences, from the University of Houston College of Education.

Areas of Expertise

  • Grant development, implementation, and management
  • Programmatic capacity-building with non-profit and grassroots organizations in the context of HIV/AIDS


Ali, S., Rawwad, T. A., Leal, R. M., Wilson, M. I., Mancillas, A., Keo-Meier, B. & Torres, L. R. (2017). SMART Cougars: Development and Feasibility of a Campus-based HIV Prevention Intervention. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 28, 2, 2017, 81-99.

Courses (Current Academic Year)

  • SWRK 3314 – Diversity and Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • SWRK 3324 – Oppression, Diversity and Social Justice
  • SWRK 4318 – Social Work Practice I
  • SWRK 4328 – Social Work Practice II

Research Projects

Organizational and programmatic capacity-building with Latinx-led and Latinx-serving HIV/AIDS organizations across the US South.