For having MSW (Social Work), MA (Sociology), MA (Population Studies), Ph.D. in Social Work, Dip. in Guidance & Counseling, PG Dip. in IRPM, Dip. in Health Care & Hospital Management, Dr.Kusuma is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, Sri VenksteswsaraUniversity, Tirupati, A.P..
She has 16 years of research and teaching experience. Her research specializations are Family and Child Welfare, Women and Gender Studies, Domestic Violence of Women and Gender Discrimination. Under her supervision, 4 research scholars are pursuing for Ph.D. To her credit, she has published 6 books, 20 chapters in different books, 26 Course materials, 26 papers in National and International Journals. She is a reviewer for 3 International Journals and she is the editor for one International Journal. GLACIER has nominated her as member of its Editorial Board. Also she has successfully completed ICSSR research project. She organised a National Seminar and also a 6-day Workshop on Research Methodology Course in Social Sciences. She has attended and presented papers in 51 National/International Conferences/Seminars; she participated in 19 workshops and also visited Bangkok, Singapore, Malaysia and Perth, Western Australia. She is a member of Board of Studies of Vikrama Simhapuri University, Sri Venkateswara University and Sri Padmavathi Mahila Viswavidyalayam. She is the life member of All India Association for Educational Research, Bhubaneswar, Indian Association for Women’s Studies, New Delhi, Life member, Indian Society of Professional Social Work (ISPSW), Bangalore and Women in Asia, University Western Australia, Perth, Australia.
She is gained administrative experience by working as the Coordinator for Women Studies and Former Member, Executive Council of V.S. University.
Dr. Kusuma has received FOUR awards – 1. Bharat Jyothi Puraskar Award 2017, 2. VIWA-Distinguished Woman in Humanities & Social Sciences 2018, 3. National award of Excellence 2018 ‘Adarsh Vidya Saraswati Rashtriaya Puraskar’ and 4. VIWA-Distinguished Scientist in Social Work-August 2018.