Faculty Portrait

Contact Information

Name: Jude M. Antonyappan

Title: Professor Emerita

Office Location: 5021 Mariposa Hall

Email: judea@csus.edu

Mailing Address: 6000 J street

Office Hours: Spring 2024: Tuesdays 4:00-6:00pm & by Appointment -Virtual.

Brief Bio

Professor Jude M. Antonyappan obtained her doctorate in Social Welfare from the University of California, at Berkeley and her Juris Doctor degree from the Columbus School of Law. Her teaching areas at California State University, Sacramento, (CSUS) and other institutions include Graduate Thesis and Capstone Projects Supervision, Evaluation Research, Social Welfare Policy, Total Quality Management, Organizational Psychology, Social and Abnormal Psychology, and Theories of Human Behavior. Her research and service areas include International Development, Diversity and Stereotype Vulnerability, Corporate Social Responsibility, Compliance and Ethics Programs, Social Capital, Integrative Intelligence, Child Welfare, Refugees and Community Development and more. Her Juris Doctor degree also includes specialization certificates in the areas of International and Comparative Law; and Compliance, Investigations, and Corporate Responsibility. During her two decades of full-time teaching career at CSUS, she served on several institutional and community boards including the CSUS University Foundation and Sacramento’s First 5 Commission Advisory Committee in membership and leadership roles. She took early retirement as Professor Emerita in 2017. She continues to teach two graduate courses per semester at CSUS.

Professor Antonyappan has over 30 years of experience in teaching, research, and grant development, serving as primary investigator for research grants-including grants from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, and the Ministry of Social Welfare, India, during her work as a tenured faculty member at the University of Delhi, India in the 1980s. Additional work domains include designing accountability and student empowerment-based teaching and assessment strategies, mentoring to build resiliency among first generation students, and efficiency in program implementation. Recognition awards include the "Most Influential Professor of Student Learning and Empowerment" (2014) "Valued Service as a member of the University Enterprises Board of Directors", (2012-2017) CSUS; "Dedicated Service to the Law School Community" CUA (2018), Pro Bono Service (2020) and more.

Dr. Antonyappan continues to work for structuring the capacity of the university curriculum to reflect the rapidly changing real life contexts of practitioners; toward this end she developed new courses responsive to students' career needs without sacrificing the academic rigor of the professional social welfare programs. She presented several papers, at national and international conferences, on discipline specific topics including integrative intelligence, social capital, disaster management, stereotype vulnerability, population dynamics, program evaluation, Total Quality Management and more. Besides English, she reads, writes, and converses in Tamil, Malayalam, and Hindi; she has working knowledge of German and French. After five years of rigorous practice, she obtained her Black Belt in Kenpo Karate, and practices Tai Chi, Yoga, Ayurvedic Cooking, and meditation on a regular basis. She continues to learn and work with an enormous sense of gratitude for life and everyone in it.

She is grateful for having prioritized her role as a loving and dedicated mother to her three biological children who grew up to successfully actualize their potentials and happy in their achievements, and in the agency of their persons. Her keen awareness of the transient nature of human life has guided her to focus on what is important in life and to continuously work hard toward her goal of contributing to make this world better than she found it. The good that she has accomplished in her life and in the life of others makes her feel content and hopeful for the future.

Spring 2024 Graduate Courses

SWRK 502 Capstone Projects-Culminating Experience

SWRK 210 Research Methodologies