Benjamin Pundit, N.M.D.
N.M.D, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
M.A. Psychology, Pepperdine University
B.A. Biology/Pre-Medicine, Concordia University
Dr. Benjamin Pundit is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at ACU. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Pre-Medicine from Concordia University in Irvine, CA, a Master’s of Arts in Psychology from Pepperdine University. Since then, Dr. Pundit worked as a mental health therapist, Social Services Director in a nursing facility, a social worker in a hospital, a crisis counselor and a crisis evaluator in an Emergency Room, and a Site Coordinator which he managed 25 staff members and 950 severely mentally ill consumers in Tucson and Phoenix, AZ.
Dr. Pundit earned a Doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine in 2006 from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ. He was trained in OB/GYN and Natural birth and in family medicine/Endocrinology. He had experience working at local hospitals and clinics.
Dr. Pundit has been an Assistant Professor since September of 2003 and currently teaches at several local universities. From 2010 to 2013, Dr. Pundit served as an Area-Chair of Undergraduate and Graduate Psychology program at University of Phoenix – Phoenix Campus, which he managed 50 faculties and overseeing both the undergraduate and graduate program. In 2016, he received an Outstanding Faculty of the year award in Social Sciences Department at University of Phoenix. Dr. Pundit joined ACU family as an adjunct faculty in 2014.
After years of studies (undergraduate, graduate and doctorate), it may seem crazy that Dr. Pundit would want to return to the classroom and working at a university. ‘For I know the plans that I have for you.’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope…’ Jeremiah 29:11 It seems that God has a plan for him and always brings him back into the classroom. Plutarch once said, “The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” Dr. Pundit wholeheartedly loves transforming young adults with Truth and kindles the fire in their minds.
Dr. Pundit has been married for nine years and has a 5-year-old son. Dr. Pundit enjoys watching movies, sports, and considered himself as a foodie. His favorite teams are Los Angeles based teams since he grew up in Los Angeles area (e.g. Lakers, Dodgers, USC, UCLA).
Please feel free to contact Dr. Pundit at [email protected] with any questions regarding Psychology at ACU.