Dr. Gokul Mandayam

Department, Office, or School
Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Assistant Professor


Assistant Professor: Fall 2019 - Present

Ph.D.  Arizona State University: Summer 2004

M.A (Social Work) Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India: May 1992                       

B. Com (Business Management, Accounting and Economics): May 1985


Selected Publications

Nandan, M., Singh, A., & Mandayam, G. (2019). Social value creation and social innovation by human service professionals: Evidence from Missouri, USA. Administrative Sciences, 9(4), 1-22. doi: 10.3390/admsci9040086

Nandan, M., Mandayam, G., Collard, C. S., & Tchouta, R. (2016). An examination of macro practice social workers as social intrapreneurs or social entrepreneurs. International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 4(2), 114-133. doi: 10.1504/IJSEI.2016.076686

Mandayam, G., & Joosten, D. (2016). Understanding client communities spatially for developing effective interventions. Application of geographic information systems (GIS) technology for program planning in health and human services agencies. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 34(2), 171-182. doi: 10.1080/15228835.2015.1133370.

Krenz, K., Gilbert, D. J., & Mandayam, G. (2014). Towards collective agency: Exploring women’s empowerment through microfinancing in India. Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 29(3), 310-325. doi: 10.1177/0886109913516453.

Present Services Activities


Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health (BALM) Chennai, India

Kalangarai, Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu, India


International Journal of Social Welfare 

Journal of Human Rights and Social Work

International Journal of Community and Social Development

VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations


Courses Taught

SWRK 541 - Social Work Research and Evaluation I

SWRK 645 - Needs Assessment and Program Evaluation I

Currently Teaching

SWRK 542 - Social Work Research and Evaluation II

SWRK 647 - Needs Assessment and Program Evaluation II

Areas of Research and Scholarship

Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Human Centered Design, Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Analysis, International Social Development and Nontraditional social work