UMass Sesquicentennial

Shekhar has experienced the challenge of balancing work, family & school. In graduate school he was a full-time student, worked full-time, and had a two year old. 


Shekhar has published several articles in scholarly journals. His recent publication is “Spirituality and substance use in a sample of Russian adolescents,” International Journal on Disability and Human Development, Berlin and New York, which focuses on high risk adolescents and substance abuse. 


draws inspiration from

You make the path by walking.

- Paulo Freire