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Jayashree Nimmagadda

Building 9 (SSW) 112
(401) 456-8042
(401) 456-8210
jnimmagadda@ric.edu

Academic Background

Interim Chair, M.S.W. ProgramJune 2008 to present
ProfessorJuly 2007 to present
Associate ProfessorJanuary 2000 to June 2007
Ph.D. University of Illinois-Urbana-ChampaignMay 1996
M.S.W. Stella Maris College, Madras, IndiaMay 1989
B.A. Stella Maris College, Madras, India, Sociology and PsychologyMay 1987

Courses Taught

SWRK 520 Human Behavior, Diversity, & Oppression I
SWRK 600 Field Education & Seminar III
SWRK 609 Adv Professional Develop I
SWRK 610 Adv Professional Develop II
SWRK 642 Integrative Project
SWRK 643 Integrative Project
SWRK 680 Workshop
SWRK 690 Independent Study

Currently Teaching

human behavior, integrative project

Areas of Expertise

cross cultural practice, addictions, international social work

Publications

  • Nimmagadda, J. & Balgopal, P. R. (2000). Indigenization of social work knowledge: An exploration of the process. Asian Pacific Journal of Social Work, 10(2), 4-18.
  • Nimmagadda, J. & Balgopal, P. R. (2000). Social work practice with Asian immigrants. In P. R. Balgopal (Ed). Social work practice with immigrants and refugees (pp 30-64). New York: Columbia University Press.
  • Nimmagadda, J. (1999). A pilot study of the social construction of the meanings attached to alcohol use: Perceptions from India. Substance Use and Misuse, 34(2), 251-267.
  • Nimmagadda, J, & Cowger, C. (1999). Cross-cultural practice: Social worker ingenuity in the indigenization of practice knowledge. International Social Work, 42(3), 261-276.
  • Allen, R. & Nimmagadda, J. (1999). Asian Indian women and feminism: A double-edged sword. Asian Pacific Journal of Social Work, 9(1), 27-41.
  • England, S., Nimmagadda, J.,& Wagner, R. (1998). Introduction to qualitative and interpretive approaches to human inquiry. In D. Burnette (Ed.). Teaching qualitative research: A compendium of model syllabi (pp. 91-98). Alexandria, VA: Council of Social Work Education.
  • Venkataraman, J. (1996). These camps were different. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 2(2), 33-41.

Grants and Contracts

  • Nimmagadda, J., & Marks, R. (1997-1998). Program evaluation of UNITY for the homeless continuum of care program.

    Amount: $ 29, 462


  • Ager, R., & Nimmagadda, J. (1996-1998). Alcohol and drug action research group. Part of Campus Affiliates Program of Tulane and Xavier Universities in collaboration with HUD and HANO.

    Amount: $ 51,000


  • Nimmagadda, J. (1997). Social worker ingenuity in India. Senate committee of Research, Tulane University.

    Amount: $ 4000

Selected Presentations

  • Liley, G. D., Allen, R., Nimmagadda, J.. Researching the vulnerable and oppressed: Limitations of social work research and protection of human subjects. Fifth Annual Conference of the Society of Social Work and Research, Atlanta, Georgia, January, 2001.
  • Nimmagadda, J., Ager, R. & Kreutziger, S. S. Being a bare-foot academic: In search of subjugated knowledge. Paper presented at the APM, Council of Social Work Education, New York, February, 2000.
  • Ager, R., Parguet, R. & Nimmagadda, J. The Counselors in Training Program. Paper presented at the APM, Council of Social Work Education, New York, February, 2000.
  • Allen, R., Nimmagadda, J. & Liley, G. D. Researching the vulnerable and oppressed: Limitations of social work research and protection of human subjects. Fourth Annual Conference of the Society of Social Work and Research, Charleston, South Carolina, January, 2000.
  • Ager, R., & Nimmagadda, J. Course readings as an integral focus of course evaluation. Paper presented at the APM, Council of Social Work Education, San Francisco, California, March, 1999.
  • Allen, R., & Nimmagadda, J. Social work intervention and domestic violence among Southeast Asian Americans. Paper presented at the APM, Council of Social Work Education, San Francisco, California, March, 1999.
  • Nimmagadda, J., & Cowger, C. Indigenization of practice knowledge to suit local culture. Paper presented at the APM, CSWE conference held at Orlando, Florida, March 5-8, 1998.
  • Nimmagadda, J., Wagner, R., Andonian, J., & Chaisson, R. Consumer voice and agency through qualitative research. Paper presented at the 1998 International Conference on Research for Social Work Practice, held at Miami, Florida, January 24-26, 1998.
  • Chaisson, R., Wagner, R., Andonian, Nimmagadda, J. Acts of knowing as acts of social work. Symposium presented at the 1998 Conference on Qualitative Research in Education, held at Athens, Georgia, January, 9-11, 1998.
  • Nimmagadda, J., & Balgopal, P. R. Indigenization of social work knowledge from the American to the Indian context. Paper presented at the First Annual International Qualitative Research Methodology conference held at Los Angeles June 20-22, 1997.
  • Nimmagadda, J., & Allen, R. Social work intervention and domestic violence among Southeast Asian Americans. Paper presented at the National Association of Social Workers’ Annual Meeting held at Baltimore, Oct 4-06, 1997.
  • Allen, R., & Venkataraman, J. (1995). Feminism and Asian Indian women: A double-edged sword?, Paper presented at the APM, CSWE conference held at San Diego, March 1995.

Awards and Affiliations

  • Nominated to the excellent teachers list, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1995-1996.
  • Awarded a dissertation research grant by the Graduate College, University of Illinois for doctoral research.
  • th /70 abstracts submitted for a competitive evaluation for the Tenth National Symposium on Doctoral Research in Social Work (1998) organized annually by the College of Social Work, The Ohio State University.
  • Member, Council of Social Work Education
  • Member, National Association of Social Workers
  • Member, Inter-University Consortium for International Social Development

Page last updated: November 25, 2013