Kamala Ramadoss

Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Joining the SU faculty in the Fall of 2008, Dr. Ramadoss’s research interest lies in the impact of the work-family interface on organizational, individual and family outcomes. Specifically, her work explores relationship between work-family interface, acculturation, social support, diet and health among immigrants and refugees from China, Ghana, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Dr. Ramadoss is a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE), trained in mindfulness meditation and examined workplace cultural integration.

Education

Ph.D., Child Development & Family Studies, Purdue University

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

Master of Science, Child Development, University of Madras, India

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

Specialization

Work-family interface, acculturation, social support and health among immigrants and refugees; women’s labor force participation in India; healing meditation; workplace cultural integration.

Research Focus

Work-family interface, acculturation, social support and health among immigrants and refugees. Work-family conflict, acculturative stress, diet and health among Asian-Indian immigrants. Job demands, control and support from a gendered perspective in India. Workplace cultural integration.

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.

Statistical Expertise

SAS, SPSS, Stata, multilevel modeling including growth curve modeling and actor-partner interdependence model, Nvivo.

Courses

HFS 201 – Family Development

HFS 204 – Applied Research Methods in Child and Family Studies

HFS 363 – Midlife Development and Gerontology

HFS/SOC/WGS 422 – Work and Family in the 21st Century

HFS/NSD/SAS 400/600 – South Asia Culture (study abroad course to India)

HFS 659 – Families and Workplaces

Recent Publications

  • Hwang, W., & Ramadoss, K. (accepted for publication). Associations between supervisor and co-worker support and parenting stress among employed mothers with non-standard work schedules. Journal of Social Service Research.
  • Ramadoss, K. (2019). Hinduism and families. Macmillan Encyclopedia of Intimate and Family Relationships.
  • Ramadoss, K. (2017). Indian transnational families: Strengths and vulnerabilities, Family Focus, 71, 14-16.
  • Hwang, W., & Ramadoss, K. (2016). The job demands-control-support model and job satisfaction across gender: The mediating role of work-family conflict. Journal of Family Issues, 1-21.