Title: Assistant Professor of Psychology
College: College of Science, Mathematics, and Health
Department: Department of Social Sciences
Room: Marsh Hall 116
Manjunath Burdekar, Psy.D. is a native of Massachusetts, and will be joining Concord University as the fourth member of the Psychology faculty team. He received his Bachelors in Biology from Franklin Pierce University and further earned his Master’s in psychology and doctorate in counseling psychology from Springfield College. Prior to coming to Concord University, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Roger Williams University Counseling Center, working with traditional and non-traditional college students. He has many counseling center experiences including Hampshire College, Springfield College, and Western Carolina University. Dr. Burdekar’s professional interests include anxiety, depression, diversity and inclusion, grief, identity development, interpersonal functioning, and pain management. He has also worked with athletes focusing on their athletic identity development and performance enhancement.
Dr. Burdekar’s primary research interest revolves around personality and relationship satisfaction among college age population. He also has interest in immigration: issues of assimilation and acculturation, transgenerational trauma and resiliency. As an educator he strives to provide a classroom environment where students are encouraged to express their own ideas and participate in their educational experience. Furthermore, his goal is to create openness, trust and authenticity with the students, which allows for critical thinking, rich dialogues, self-reflection, emotional exploration and the inclusion and appreciation of marginalized voices.