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Madan M. Kundu, Ph.D., FNRCA, CRC, NCC, LRC

Professor and Chair


Ph.D. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 1983
M.S.  Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 1976
B.S.    University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India, 1966


Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)
National Certified Counselor (NCC)
Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor (LRC)


38 years, Department of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies, Southern University
2003 -       Chair and Professor
1993-2003  Coordinator and Professor
1988-1993 Coordinator and Associate Professor
1984-1988 Coordinator and Assistant Professor


$37+ million: training, research, Capacity Building, and National Technical Assistance Center grants in collaboration with the faculty


Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), U. S. Department of Education
National Institute on Disability and Independent Living Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)
National Science Foundation (NSF)


$200,000 - $250,000 in In-direct and Release Time per year to the University

Awards:  50 Academic, Research, Service Awards, and Honors, including the following:

  • Distinguished Career in Rehabilitation Education, NCRE, 2017
  • Outstanding Service Award, Oklahoma Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Council, 2008
  • Research Award, National Rehabilitation Association, 2012 and 2006
  • Rehabilitation Educator of the Year, National Council on Rehabilitation Education, 2001
  • Research Award, American Rehabilitation Counseling Association, New York, 1984
  • British Council Visitorship, London, UK, 1971
  • Fulbright Scholarship, USA, and Council of International Programs for Youth Leaders and Social Workers, USA, 1970-1971


50 Publications (including 7 book chapters), 4 other publications, and 2 under review


58 International and 166 National, Regional, and State Conferences


40 Countries

Professional Leadership:

President, Louisiana Rehabilitation Association
President, Louisiana Rehabilitation Counseling Association President, South-West Region, National Rehabilitation Association President, National Rehabilitation Counseling Association President, Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Association
Board Member, United States International Council on Disability (USICD)
Executive Board Member, Rehabilitation International (consulting agency to the U.N.O.)

Dr. Madan Kundu
Madan Kundu