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academic administrator

James Samuel Maddirala, Indian academic administrator. Recipient Lutheran Researcher award Lutheran Church in American, 1980-1986.


Maddirala, James Samuel was born on August 19, 1945 in Guntur, Andhra, India. Came to the United States, 1980. Son of Prakasa Rao and Evelyn (Matthew) Maddirala.


Bachelor, Andhra University, Waltair, India, 1964. Master of Science, Madras University, 1966. Master of Science, University Oregon, 1985.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Oregon, 1986.


Assistant professor, Andhra Christian College, Guntur, 1966-1980;head department, Andhra Christian College, Guntur, 1973-1980;assistant director, Center for Policy Studies, Commerce, Texas, 1986-1987;director center for research and planning, Columbia (Tennessee) State Community College, since 1987. External dean community education Dalit Open University, Guntur, since 1986. Consultant Rural Christian College, Guntur, since 1986.


Coordinator Nashville Homeless, since 1988. Board directors Maury County Mental Health Association, Columbia, since 1991, Middle South District Lutheran Church, since 1994, Tender Loving Care Child Care, Columbia, 1989-1991. President Trinity Lutheran Church, since 1992.

Member India Association Nashville (president 1990-1991, editor newsletter 1988-1991, distinguished service award 1990).


Married Rajeswari Nittala, April 12, 1969. Children: Sunil, Sunethra, Supriya.

Prakasa Rao Maddirala

Evelyn (Matthew) Maddirala

Rajeswari Nittala

Sunil Maddirala

Sunethra Maddirala

Supriya Maddirala