College of Education and Public Policy

Assistant Professor Rama Cousik

Photo of Rama Cousik, Ph.D.Rama Cousik, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

  • Office: Neff Hall, 240C
  • Phone: 260-481-6003
  • Fax: 260-481-5408
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Professional Background

Dr. Rama Cousik is an Assistant Professor in Special Education. Dr. Cousik received her Ph.D from Indiana University Bloomington in 2011. She teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels on inclusion of students with special needs, special education strategies, autism and transition. Rama is interested in qualitative research and is exploring creative ways of representing research. Other research interests include the impact of culture on the education of children with disabilities.


Cousik, R. (2015). An International Student Perspective: Navigating Identities and Conducting Ethnography Fieldwork in the U.S. Interactions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies, 11, 3, 1-18.

Cousik, R. (2015). Cultural and functional diversity in the elementary classroom: strategies for teachers. Journal for Multicultural Education, 9, 2, 54 – 67.

Cousik, R. (2014). Research in Special Education: Using Research Poetry to Teaching Relationship Building. Qualitative Report, 19 (51), 1-16.

Hickey, G. M & Cousik, R. (2014). ‘It was a marriage of two families’: Exploring US South Asians’ perspectives about marriage. Exemplar: The Journal of South Asian Studies, 2 (2), 14-29.

Cousik, R. (2014). Yashoda’s Songs to Her Playful Son Krsna: Periyalvar’s 9th Century Tirumoli. By Lynn Ate. Exemplar: The Journal of South Asian Studies, 2 (2), 97-99.

Cousik, R. (2012). Disability as a Narrative Construction. International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry, 14 (3), 32-35.

Cousik, R. (2011). Ethnographing the Garden. The Review of Disability Studies, 7 (3 & 4).

Cousik, R. (2008). The Autism Mantra. The Review of Disability Studies, 4 (3).