Eastern Michigan University

Kennedy Saldanha

Assistant Professor

349 Marshall




Ph.D University of Toronto
MSW(Adv) University of Toronto
MSW University of Mumbai           
B.EdUniversity of Toronto

Professional Summary

Dr Saldanha’s main research and practice interests focus on homelessness, marginalized youth, culturally relevant practice with diverse persons, and the development of qualitative research methods where power and ownership rest with participants themselves. His pedagogical style employs participative and collaborative instructional methods.  He has an extensive history of practice with youth internationally in diverse settings.

Representative Courses Taught

SWRK 200: Human Diversity and Social Justice
SWRK 409: Social Work with Groups
SWRK 488: Field Experience I
SWRK 489: Field Experience II
SWRK 592: Challenges of Human Development
SWRK 630: Action Research
SWRK 670: Social Work Services in Schools

Selected Presentations and/or Publications

Saldanha, K., & Parenteau, D. (2013). “Well, if you can't smile you should go home!”  Experiences and reflective insights on providing outreach to young sex trade workers. Children and youth services review. Vol. 35: 1276-1283. Doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2013.04.015.

Additional Information

Scholarly and Practice Interests:

Homelessness, at-risk youth, children’s mental health, health and social disparities, critical race theory, qualitative research methods, and social work practice in schools.

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