College of Arts and Sciences

Deans Alumni Awardee

The Dean’s Alumni Award recognizes alumni whose service, dedication, leadership and support have been exceptional to students, the College of Arts and Sciences, and Roosevelt University.

Dr. Jasdeep S. Hundal

Clinical Psychology, MA '04 and Psy.D.'09
Associate Professor & Director of Medical Psychology and Neuropsychology for the Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Region

Dr. Jasdeep S. Hundal is Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist and Director of Medical Psychology and Chief of Neuropsychology at Hackensack Meridian Health, one of the largest health care system in NJ. A position he started in July 2022 after 6 years as the Director of Neuropsychology at Rutgers University. His clinical work involves the diagnosis and treatment of brain-based disorders. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Hundal is an administrator, teacher, researcher, and advocate for social awareness of the medical needs of non-majority populations, especially those of Asian descent. Dr. Hundal is passionate about educating the next generation of neuropsychologists and is a mentor to many students, particularly non-majority students. 

 Dr. Hundal benefited from wonderful mentorship to help navigate the clinical psychology and neuropsychology landscape but had always wanted someone of a similar ethnic background with whom to discuss multicultural issues; he has now become that for a new generation of South Asian neuropsychology students. Dr. Hundal is involved in student education through his neuropsychology extern program, shadowing opportunities, invited student lectures and mentorship at the local and national levels.

Dr. Hundal is one of the first Indian American Board-Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist, through the ABPP/ABCN.  He also charted his own path to become a program leader and one of the few visible Indian Americans in the US neuropsychology landscape. As of the submission of this nomination, Dr. Hundal is the only person of Indian descent to lead an academic medical center neuropsychology program. 

Dr. Hundal is involved with, local, regional, national and international psychology and neuropsychological organizations. He is a member of the NJ Inter-Mental Health and Psychological Associations Coalition (IMPAC), a NJ based group working to provide equality in mental health care for diverse populations. He is one of the original members of the Asian Neuropsychological Association (ANA;, an organization established to ensure the accessibility and provision of culturally sensitive neuropsychological services for all individuals of Asian descent. Dr. Hundal is the former Member at Large and currently serves on the ANA Advisory Board and Chairs the ANA Resource Committee. Dr. Hundal is also an active member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN;, one of the leading professional neuropsychology organizations with a national and international presence. Dr. Hundal is the current Chair of the Membership Committee and member of the NAN EDI, which is working to ensure a strong culture of diversity within the organization.

Dr Hundal seeks personal growth through taking on new challenges outside of work. He is an avid DIYer and enjoys taking on new projects such as making furniture and landscaping. Dr. Hundal also enjoys running and had qualified to run the Chicago Marathon in 2020 but could not participate due to the cancellation of in person participation because of the COVID pandemic. He is eyeing a future marathon in Chicago. Dr. Hundal finds inspiration through his family including his wonderful wife and two daughters, parents, older brother and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.