Social Work Professor Dr. Lalit Khandare Awarded Tenure
Dr. Lalit Khandare, director of the Master of Social Work program and co-chair of the Claire Argow Social Work Program at Pacific University, has been promoted to associate professor and awarded indefinite tenure.
Khandare serves on the university's Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion committee and in the Faculty Senate. He also is a member of Global Young Academy for 2022-2027, and he serves as the lead on the academy's Systemic Discrimination Focus Task Group. He is a chair of the Council on Global Social Issues, and Commissioner on the Global Social Work Education at Council on Social Work Education.
He has global experience working with cross-cultural populations, including South Asian immigrant populations, racial and ethnic minorities, homeless people, sexual and gender minorities, and refugees. His work focuses on interpersonal violence, global social work, the intersection of caste and race, and human rights. He conducts research and evaluation in public housing and urban redevelopment, homelessness, public health, domestic violence, and social inclusion.
He holds a master's degree in social work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, a postgraduate diploma human rights & law from the National Law School of India University, in Bangalore, and a PhD from Indiana University.