What I Do
Dr. Balgopal is a social work educator, researcher, and practitioner with more than sixty years of teaching, curriculum development, research, consultation, and practice experience.
Current Academic Appointments:
2000 – Present Professor Emeritus, School of Social Work, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
1996 – Present Professor Emeritus, Department of Asian American Studies, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
- Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work – 1971, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
- Master of Science in Social Service – 1962, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
- Diploma in Social Service Administration (Equivalent to M.S.W.) – 1959 Madras School of Social Work, Madras, India
- Bachelor of Arts –1957, Nagpur University, Nagpur, India
Dr. Balgopal’s areas of expertise are social work with immigrants and refugees; cultural pluralism; international community social work; and social work interventions with individuals, groups, and families.