Profile picture of: Lalit Khandare


Pacific University

Social Work

2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116

Research Interests



Topics to speak on:

caste, race, social inclusion, social justice, trauma


Dr. Khandare is Director of MSW Program and Co-Chair of Claire Argow Social Work Program at Pacific University and served on EDI committee and Faculty Senate. Dr. Khandare is also appointed as a member on Global Young Academy (GYA) for 2022-2027 and he serves as Lead, Systemic Discrimination Focus Task Group, GYA. Dr. Khandare was a Chair of Council on Global Social Issues, and currently serves in Commission on Global Social Work Education at Council on Social Work Education. Lalit has global experience in working with cross-cultural population, like immigrant population, racial and ethnic minorities, homeless, sexual and gender minority, and refugees. His work focuses on interpersonal violence, global social work, intersection of caste & race, and human rights. He is engaged in research and evaluation in the area of public housing & urban redevelopment, homelessness, public health, domestic violence, and social inclusion.