Community-based practice models, Senior Centers, HIV Prevention and Intervention Models, Leadership, Strategic Planning and Management in Human Service Agencies, South Asian Social Service Needs
Ph.D. Yeshiva University (2004)
MSW Yeshiva University (1996)
BA University of Bombay (1993)
Advanced Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis
Client-Centered Management I and II
Supervision and Staff Development
Doctoral Seminar in Social Policy Analysis
Maschi, T., MacMillan, T., Pardasani, M., Lee, J., & Moreno, C. (in press). Moving Stories: Evaluation of a MSW experiential learning project on aging and diversity. Journal of Social Work Education.
Pardasani, M. & Bandyopadhyay, S. (in press). Race/ethnicity matters: The experience of minority groups in public health programs. Journal of Cultural Diversity.
Goldkind, L. & Pardasani, M. (in press). More than the sum of its parts: An innovative organizational collaboration model. Administration in Social Work.
Pardasani, M., Goldkind, L., Heyman, J. & Cross-Denny, Bronwyn (in press). How much does the distance in distance education matter? Our students speak. Social Work Education: An International Journal.
Pardasani, M. & Thomson, P. (in press). Senior centers: Innovative emerging models. Journal of Applied Gerontology.
Maschi, T., MacMillan, T., Pardasani, M., Lee, J.S., & Moreno, C. (in press). Moving stories: Evaluation of a BSW oral history project with older adults with diverse immigration histories. Educational Gerontology.
Pardasani, M. & Goldkind, L. (in press). Senior centers and policy advocacy: Changing public perceptions. Educational Gerontology.
Pardasani, M., Chazin, R. & Fortinsky, L. (2010). The Orphans International Tanzania (OIT) Family Care Model: Strengthening kinship networks an empowering families. Journal of HIV and Social Services, 9(3), 305-321.
Pardasani, M. (2010). Senior centers: Characteristics of participants and non participants. Activities, Adaptation and Aging, 34(1), 48-70.
Bandyopadhyay, S. & Pardasani, M. (2010). Do quality perceptions of health and social services vary for different ethnic groups? An empirical investigation. International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, 14, 1-15.
Pardasani, M., Moreno, C. & Forge, N. (2010). Cultural competence and HIV/AIDS. In Cynthia Poindexter (Ed.), Social Services and Social Action in the HIV Pandemic: Principles, Methods, and Populations (pp. 41-58). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Pardasani, M. (2007). Reconstruction and rehabilitation in the aftermath of natural disaster: The role of social work. In M. Bormann (Ed.), International Social Work: Diverse Practices (pp.55-72). Bonn, Germany: Barbara Budrich Publishers.
Smith, J. & Pardasani, M.,"Parenting in later life: A cross cultural comparison study", Gerontological Society of America Annual Conference, Boston (MA), November 20, 2011.
Pardasani, M.,"Rebuilding in the aftermath of a Tsunami: Maldives 10 years later", Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Annual Program Meeting, Atlanta (GA), October 29, 2011.
Pardasani, M.,"Promoting social well-being and integration among South Asian older adults", State Society on Aging 39th Annual Conference, Saratoga Springs (NY), October 27, 2011.
Pardasani, M.,"Using community partnerships to enhance geriatric education", State Society on Aging 39th Annual Conference, Saratoga Springs (NY), October 27, 2011.
Pardasani, M., "Senior Centers - Improving the quality of life and enhancing the well-being of older adults", International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics VII European Congress, Bologna (Italy), April 14-17, 2011.
Pardasani, M., Jellinek, I. & Sackman, B., "Changing the conversation: 21st century senior centers", State Society on Aging 38th Annual Conference, White Plains (NY), October 27, 2010.
Chernesky, R. & Pardasani, M., "A curriculum model to attract and prepare social work students for management", Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Annual Program Meeting, Portland (OR), October 14-17, 2010.
Pardasani, M. & Weiler, R., "Senior centers: promoting and enhancing gerontological social work education", Council on Socoa; Work Education (CSWE) Annual Program Meeting, Portland (OR), October 14-17, 2010.
Goldkind, L. & Pardasani, M., "Assessing the core competencies of social service administrators and managers", Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Annual Program Meeting, Portland (OR), October 14-17, 2010.
Goldkind, L. & Pardasani, M.,"More than the sum of its parts: An innovative organizational collaboration model", 21st Annual Conference, National Network of Social Work Managers, New York (NY), April 29, 2010.
Pardasani, M. & Thomson, P., "Senior centers: Emerging models", 31st Annual Meeting, Southern Gerontological Society (SGS), Richmond (VA), April 7-9, 2010.
Pardasani, M., "The need for policy practice education in social work", Southwestern Social Science Association (SSSA), Houston (TX), March 31 - April 3, 2010.
Pardasani, M., Jellinek, I. & Sackman, B., "Senior centers: Forging a path for the 21st century", Joint NCOA-ASA Conference, Chicago (IL), March 15-19, 2010.
2011 - 2012 Recipient of Faculty Research Development Fund Grant from the Graduate School of Social Service ($4,000) to conduct a program evaluation for Ophans International Tanzania.
2009 - 2010 Co-recipient with the Council of Senior Centers and Services (CSCS) of Senior Center Study Grant from the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation ($50,000)
2009 - 2010 Co-recipient with Lauri Goldkind of Faculty Research Development Fund Grant from the Graduate School of Social Service ($8,000)
2004 Co-recipient of Needs Assessment Grant from Indiana Housing Finance Authority ($10,000)
2004, 2005 Recipient of Research Grants from Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning ($500)
2005, 2006, 2007 Recipient of Research Grants from the Center of Cultural Discovery and Learning ($4,500 each)
2005 Recipient of Research Grant from the Byron Root Trust ($4,000)
2005 - 2006 Recipient of the NIA Fellowship - Social Work Research in Aging (St. Scholastica College)
SELECT COMMUNITY AND PROFESIONAL SERVICE
Director of Senior Center Research, National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC), a constituent of the National Council on Aging (NCOA - Washington, DC)
Behavioral and Social Science Volunteer (BSSV), American Psychological Association (APA)
President-elect (2012), State Society of Aging (SSA-NY)
National Chair and Program Co-Chair (2006 - 2009), Social Welfare Action Alliance Annual Conference (SWAA)
President and Program Chair (2008 - 2009), Southwestern Social Science Association (Social Work Chapter) Annual Conference
Conference Co-Chair (2007 - 2008), Indiana Association for Social Work Educators (IASWE)
Conference Co-Chair (2007), 32nd NOMAS Conference on Men and Masculinity Conference (Indiana)