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Kala Chakradhar

Courses Currently Teaching at MSU:

Research Methods in Social Work (SWK 303); Social Work in Health Care settings ( SWK 375); International Social Work(SWK 346); Substance Abuse Prevention ( SWK 395)

Courses Taught at MSU:

Research Methods in Social work (SWK 303); Social work Practice skills ( SWK 311); Social Work Practice I( SWK 310); Quantitative Analysis(SWK 304)


Bachelor of Science (Zoology); Master’s in Social Work, University of Madras, India; PhD in Social work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India

Certification and Licensure:

Working towards it

Clinical/Professional Focus:

Substance abuse, Domestic violence, AIDS and Resilience in multicultural population; Research; Innovations in Teaching/ Client Interventions

Research Focus:

As above but open to new areas, including curriculum development

Professional Experience Prior to MSU:

Mental health and intervention with people with substance abuse problems and their families in India; Research and training in the field of substance abuse and domestic violence; Teaching in social work in a Master’s Program in India and Teaching in social science areas in the Middle- East ( Muscat, Oman and Dubai, UAE) and  teaching in Social work in the USA.

Professional Organizations:

KASWE (Kentucky association of Social Work Educators)
NASW (National Association of Social Workers)
ICSD (International Consortium for Social Development)

Contact Information:

Address: 101S Applied Science Bldg.
Email: kchakradhar@murraystate.edu
Phone: 270-809-4529
Fax: 270-809-3469

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