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Sanjana Ragudaran, Ph.D., MSW

Assistant Professor


Department
School of Social Work
Office
McAllan Hall 13
Phone
732-923-4596
Email
sragudar@monmouth.edu

Sanjana Ragudaran, Ph.D., MSW

Dr. Sanjana Ragudaran has been a Specialist Professor in the School of Social Work since 2014. She worked as a social worker in Singapore in both micro and macro settings prior to moving to the United States. Sanjana interned at the Urban Justice Center in NYC while pursuing her Ph.D. at the Graduate Center, CUNY. During this time, she was involved in research around the inequalities in the restaurant industry and domestic work especially with the undocumented population. Sanjana is currently working with fellow faculty on course evaluations, involved in a Needs Assessment Survey and carrying out life histories of residents in Asbury Park.

Education

Ph.D. in Social Welfare, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Master of Social Work, Flinders University, Australia

Bachelor of Science, Flinders University, Australia

Current Research and Scholarship

Sanjana’s research areas include migrant experiences, race disparities and program evaluation. Her research is collaborative with agencies where the study informs service delivery and advocacy.

She is currently collaborating with an agency to gain an understanding of migrant experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Other research in the field includes evaluation of a victim advocacy program and a women’s group.

Publications

Scholarly Articles

Ragudaran, S. (2020). On being and belonging: The impact of transnational migration my identity. Manuscript submitted for publication.

McGovern, J., Mele-Thomas, M. & Ragudaran, S. (2019).Community based research in practice: Reflections on a collaborative approach to teaching CBR. Manuscript submitted for publication.

McCloskey, R. & Ragudaran, S. (2018). Creation and evaluation of a maternal mental health course. Social work education: The international journal. https://doi.org/10.1080/02615479.2018.1509952

Ragudaran, S. & Hogan, C. (2015).  Breaking out of the box: Adventure based field education. Instructor’s Supplementary power points. Lyceum Group, Oxford Press: Chicago, IL.

Ragudaran, S. (2011).  Filipino women domestics on an international economic mission:  A multi-method, data-mining study (Doctoral Dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest.  (UMI 3444995).

Presentations/Invited Talks

Ragudaran, S. (2019, October). Personal intersects professional: Reflections of transmigration and how this shapes my teaching. Paper presented at the 65th Annual Program Meeting of the Council of Social Work Education, Denver, CO.

Hogan, C. Zabotka, J. & Ragudaran, S. (2019, October). Creation and evolution of a gatekeeping process: Upholding NASW values and ethics. Paper presented at the 65th Annual Program Meeting of the Council of Social Work Education, Denver, CO.

Ragudaran, S. (2019, June). Where I Belong. Paper presented at The 7th Migration Conference, Bari, Italy.

Hogan, C. & Ragudaran, S. (2017, March).  Evaluation of field visits of graduate elective class, Social Work Practice with the Aged.  Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, New Orleans, LA.

Zabotka, J., Ragudaran, S, & Elliot, W. (2016, July). The ABC’s of creating and implementing a hybrid template.  Paper presented at D2L Brightspace Annual Conference, Washington D.C.

McCloskey, R. & Ragudaran, S. (2016, March).  The creation and evaluation of a maternal mental health course.  Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Dallas, TX.

Professional Associations

NGO Committee on Migration, Member (2019-present)

New Jersey Baccalaureate Social Work Education Association, Vice-President

Awards

Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society, Honorary Member (2017)

Courses

Frequently Taught Classes

  • Data Analysis for Social Work (SW 411)
  • Evaluation of Practice Effectiveness (SW 626)
  • First Year Seminar (FY 101)
  • Global Human Rights and Social Justice (SW 205)
  • Social Welfare Policy and Services I (SW 325, SW 505)
  • Social Welfare Policy and Services II (SW 326, SW 515)
  • Social Work Practice With Communities (SW 344)