Dr. Henry Poduthase

Henry Poduthase, MA, MSW, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Office: Old Main, Room 424F
Phone: 806-651-2628
Office Hours: By appointment

Professional Profile

Dr. Poduthase joined the College of Education and Social Sciences in 2012. He received a B.A in Economics in 1996, an M.A. in Economics in 1998, and MSW in 2002: all from Mahatma Gandhi University Kerala, India. In 2012 he received his Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Utah.

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Poduthase teaches bachelor’s and Master’s Social Work programs. He teaches Diversity, Racism, Group Processes, and Community.

Poduthase has taught MSW students in Marian College Kuttikkanam, Kerala, India for 5 years. He has written a chapter titled Existence of co-existence-economic empowerment, in Samuel, V.T. Perspectives on Family Empowerment. He also wrote a chapter in Bettmann, J., Jacques, G., & Frost, C.J. International Social Work Practice: Case Studies from Global Context, titled Effects of Parental Incarceration on Children in India (forthcoming February 2013).

Research and Creative Activity

Poduthase’s research interest includes family relationships, delinquency and violence, social policy, multiculturalism, and poverty.

Personal Sketch

Dr. Poduthase is originally from India from a state named Kerala. He lives in Amarillo with his wife Saumya and daughter Elaine. He enjoys watching movies, and very much interested in theater activities.