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Shanti Khindika holds master's degrees in social work from both Lucknow University in India and the University of Southern California and holds a Ph.D. from Brandeis University.
He was assistant dean at St. Louis University's School of Social Work In 1973 he became the founding director of the Kothari Center for Environmental Research in Calcutta, India. He later became dean of the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University.
He has held seats on the Council on Social Work Education's Board of Directors, Commission on Accreditation and House of Delegates, among other CSWE bodies. For NASW he has chaired and been a member of the Publications Committee, International Activities Committee and two professional symposium planning committees He also chaired the accreditation committee of the National Association of Deans and Directors of Social Work.
He is the author or editor of more than 40 books, book chapters, journal articles and monographs. He has written extensively on social work education, as well as on international social work, ethnic diversity, and juvenile services. NASW awarded him the President's Award for Excellence in Education.