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Shakuntala Ramdas

Shakuntala Ramdas is a Assistant Professor in the Counseling Department. 


Ph.D. in Mental Health Counseling- Pace University

M.S. in Mental Health Counseling- Mercy College 

B.S. in Neuroscience- Quinnipiac University 

Current Research

Shakuntala Ramdas' research interest includes:

  • Counseling competencies
  • LGBT Issues and topics 
  • Gender roles and identity issues in today’s society
  •  STEM education and ethnic minority women 

Selected Publications

Ramdas,S.M. (2019). The Relevance of Including Transgender Counseling Competencies in Mental Health Counseling Graduate Programs (doctoral dissertation). Pace University, Pleasantville, NY. 

 Simons, J. D., Ramdas,S. M., Farrell, S., & Russell, S. T. (2019). Lived school experiences: Coping during youth and emerging adulthood. Manuscript in preparation.

Simons, J. D., Gonzalez, J., & Ramdas, M. (2019). School and career experiences of intersex people. Under review

Teaching Focus

Shakuntala Ramdas has taught several undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology, sociology, and mental health counseling. As a counselor educator, she focuses on helping students develop the foundational counseling skills and techniques they will utilize with future clients. 

Contact Info

Shakuntala Ramdas
Shakuntala Ramdas
  • Assistant Professor, Mental Health Counseling
BX 2256