Kendra Marasco

Adjunct Faculty

Contact Information:


Howley Hall 105


M.S.W. - Clinical (Children & Families); Administrative Rhode Island College

Brief Biography:

Kendra Marasco, MSW, LCSW earned her master's degree in social work from Rhode Island College and has been teaching in the Social Work Program at Providence College since 1998. Prior to coming to Providence College, Ms. Marasco was the Executive Director of Sojourner House, an agency serving victims of domestic violence. She was awarded Sojourner House's Legacy Award in 2017. In her years of working in the movement to end violence against women, Ms. Marasco chaired the RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence's legislative committee, taught at the state and municipal police academies, and facilitated groups in both the women's and men's prisons. Ms. Marasco founded the first programs specifically designed for victims of same-sex battering and teen dating violence.Additionally, Ms. Marasco has given a number of presentations/conducted numerous trainings on the topic of domestic violence to a variety of professional groups, including doctors, nurses, attorneys, professors, and the public-at-large. Ms. Marasco was a keynote speaker for the University of Rhode Islands Honors Colloqium focusing on non-violence. Ms. Marasco served for 12 years on Rhode Island's Sexual Offender Community Notification Board of Review, and is the founder and former coordinator of Providence College's VASE (Victim Advocacy, Support, & Education) program. She has served on the Rhode Island Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, and Board of Directors for the City of Warwick Police Department's cadet program and is currently President of the Board of Directors for Monsignor Clarke School. Ms. Marasco is the Program’s Director of Field Education.

Area(s) of Expertise:

Violence Against Women