Dr. Chathapuram Ramanathan
- Awards & Honors
Dr. Ramanathan as been a social work educator, administrator, and provided social work services for over three decades. He has presented over 50 papers and workshops in 18 countries, including the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Portugal, Singapore, Malaysia, Netherlands, the U.K., Turkey, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Brazil, Hong Kong, and Bangladesh. Ramanathan has published over 35 refereed articles, book chapters, and co-authored four books. Ramanathan served on the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) as a trained site visitor for over 20 years, reviewing graduate and undergraduate programs for accreditation. He has served on several agency boards, including the board of American Citizens for Justice. He facilitated a Memorandum of Understanding between the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Indian Society of Professional Social Workers (ISPSW) for the first time in the history of these professional organizations.
He served as Social Work Peer Review Committee Member of the Fulbright Specialist Program. Ramanathan also served on the editorial board and as a board of manager of two major journals: Drugs and Society, Social Work, and Social Development Issues. He has undertaken multiple overseas initiatives with undergrad students, graduate students, and colleagues.
Noteworthy honors of Ramanathan’s include recognition as a Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Scholar at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) and Senior Fulbright Specialist by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (established in 1936) in Mumbai, India. Additionally, Ramanathan was awarded special tribute by the governor of Michigan for his many contributions to diversity, religious harmony, peace at the international, national, and state levels, as well as consultation contributions to Michigan economic development. In 2021. The University of Illinois, School of Social Work Alumni Association awarded Ramanathan, Community Achievement Award for 2020-2021. He also received the Jim Billups International Social Development Leadership Award, conferred by the International Consortium for Social Development, 2021
457.001Family Centered Practice
330.001Topics In Contemporary Social Work And Social Welfare
Research Interests & Areas
Social work practice
Innovation in Social work education
Corporate social responsibility
PhD Social Work
MSW Community Mental Health
MA Medical & Psychiatric Social Work
Lifetime Achievement Award for dedicating to advancing humanity globally through knowledge development, dissemination, promoting student and scholar exchanges as well as study abroad programs
Ramanathan, C.S. and Dutta, S. (2014). Governance, Development, and Social Work, New York: Routledge
Ramanathan, C.S., Juvva, S., Dutta, S., and Khaja, K. (2019; 2016). Spirituality, Culture and Development: Implications for Social Work, New York : Lexington Books.
Link, R.J., and Ramanathan, C.S. (2011). Human Behavior in a Just World: Reaching for Common Ground, New York: Rowman and Littlefield
Ramanathan, C.S., Link, R.J. (2004; 1999). All our futures: Principles and resources for social work practice in a global era, Pacific Grove: Brooks/Cole.
Ramachandran, B., Ramanathan, C., and Khabou, M. (2022). A Case Study at the University of West Florida on Improving Recruitment and Retention of Female Students in Engineering., ASEAN Journal of Science and Engineering Education 2(3), 233-252
Ramanathan C, Colvin ML, Luna N, Herzog J. (2022) Globalisation and Social Work Curricula: What Are Our Students Telling Us? The International Journal of Community and Social Development.
Ramanathan, C., & Crawley, W. (2021). Conceptualizing Disaster Preparedness Interventions and Research: What Does Literature Have to Do With It? Families in Society
Dey, J., Ramanathan, C., & Dutta, S. (2020). Issues and Concerns of Women’s Health in India: A Case Study of Cachar, Assam. The International Journal of Community and Social Development, 2(3), 327–343.
Ramanathan, C.S., & Reischl, T.M. (2000). Innovative approaches to predicting and preventing addiction relapse. Employee Assistance Quarterly.
Jirovec, R.L., Ramanathan, C.S., Alvarez, A.R. (1998). Course evaluations: What are social work students telling us about teaching effectiveness, Journal of Social Work Education, 34(2), 229-236
Mayadas, N., Ramanathan, C.S., Suarez, Z. (1999). Mental health, social context, refugees & immigrants: A cultural interface, Journal of Intergroup Relations, 25(4), 3-14.
Ramanathan, C.S., & Beverly, C. (1999). International travel experiences: African American high school students and urban school communities, Journal of Intergroup Relations.
Walton, M., Ramanathan, C.S., Reischl, T. (1998). Tracking substance abusers in longitudinal research: Understanding follow-up contact difficulty, American Journal of Community Psychology, 26(2), 233-253.
Ramanathan, C.S., & Kondrat, M.E. (1997). Use of Groups in EAP Interventions: An Ecological Approach, Journal of Applied Social Sciences, 21(2), 95-103.
Kondrat, ME, & Ramanathan, CS (1996). International perspectives and the local practitioner: An exploratory study of practitioner perception of and attitudes toward globalization, Social Development Issues, 18(2), 1-17.
Ramanathan, CS (1995). Coping with stress through social support: A model for EAP practice. Employee Assistance Quarterly, 11(1), 33-44.
Walton, M., Reischl, T.M., Ramanathan, CS (1995). Social Settings and Addiction Relapse, Journal of Substance Abuse, 7(2), 223-233.
Ramanathan, CS (1994). Health and wellness at the workplace in developing nations: Issues confronting occupational social work, Employee Assistance Quarterly, 10(1), 79-90.
Ramanathan, CS, & Kondrat, ME (1994). Conceptualizing and implementing a social work overseas study in developing nations: Politics, realities, and strategies. Social Development Issues, 16(2), 69-85.
Ramanathan, CS, Ramanathan, P.N. (1994). Family Caregiver's Attitude Toward Aging and the Elderly's Satisfaction with the Care: An Asian Indian Scenario. Community Alternatives: International Journal of Family Care, 6(1), 93-112.
Ramanathan, CS (1992). EAP's Response to Personal Stress and Productivity: Challenges for Occupational Social Work, Social Work, 37(3), 234-239.
Ramanathan, C. S. (1991). Occupational Social Work and Multinational Corporations, Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 135-142.
Ramanathan, C. S. (1990). Stress and Job Satisfaction: Implications for Occupational Social Work. Employee Assistance Quarterly, 6(2), 27-39.
Ramanathan, C. S. & Ramakrishnan, K. R. (1987). Industrial alcoholism and social work intervention. Management and Labor Studies, Vol 12, 1-7.