Meeta Kumar

Dr. Meeta Kumar is a leading expert in mental health and wellness of college students. She is the Director of Student Counseling Services at University of Chicago. She provides administrative leadership in shaping mental health delivery in a complex and fast paced environment.
She has previously held various leadership roles at Counseling and Psychological Services, University of Pennsylvania and has a track record in developing effective partnerships and leading teams of people in implementing strategic priorities. Her areas of specialization include – development of innovative strategies in providing clinical services; effective public health approaches; engagement of faculty and staff in supporting student mental health needs; suicide prevention; impact of culture, identity and marginalization on mental health in clinical and higher education settings; Asian American/South Asian as well as International/immigrant student concerns. She is a national presenter on array of college mental health topics and presents regularly to higher education administrators, faculty, student affairs personnel, mental health professionals and parents/families. National and local media outlets like The New York Times, NPR Marketplace among others, have interviewed her. She is adjunct faculty in the Asian American Studies department and received her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania. She also currently serves as an advisor to The Steve Fund, a national non-profit dedicated to the mental health and emotional well-being of college students of color.