Kamala Ramadoss

Associate Professor

Joining the SU faculty in the Fall of 2008, Dr. Ramadoss’s research interest lies in support in the workplace and how it affects employees and their families.


Ph.D., Child Development & Family Studies, Purdue University (2008)

M. Phil., Child Development, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India (1989)

Master of Science, Child Development, University of Madras, India (1988)

Bachelor of Science, Food Service Management, Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Madras, India (1986)

Research Focus

Studying support (this includes organizational support, supervisor support and co-worker support) in the workplace for employees’ work-family issues from a multilevel perspective.

Research Projects

Indo-U. S. Families Project

Work and family issues are central to every individual engaged in the paid workforce and the work-family interface in a global economy presents unique opportunities and challenges to working families. The Indo-U. S. Families Project focuses on the impact of the work-family interface on family relationships, health and well-being as many companies in the U.S. outsource to Indian organizations resulting in high rates of migration from India. People migrating to the U.S. may leave their families — spouse, children, aging parents, and extended family — in their home country, leading to the creation of transnational families. Kamala Ramadoss is the principal investigator of the Indo-U. S. Families Project.


CFS 201 - Family Development

CFS 363 - Intro to Gerontology