........ .Inner Asian Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington
M.A. ...... ....Religious Studies,
M.S.Ed. ... .
Counseling Psychology, Indiana University
B.A. .. .. .... .Psychology, University
of California, Los Angeles
My career in higher education has followed dual tracks of administration and teaching; on-ground in the first half of my career and online in the second half.
After my tenure as Dean and Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Transpersonal Counseling Psychology at John F Kennedy University I moved to the University of San Francisco in the mid-1990s. There I pursued my interests in the (then highly experimental) area of online education, pioneering this modality for USF. From there I moved on to Eastern Oregon University, where I expanded its Distance Education programs into online formats.
As a young administrator at Amherst College and Mt. Holyoke College I learned the importance of administrators maintaining their roots in scholarship and teaching. So over the years I have made many trips to Asia, have published three books on Tibetan Buddhism and have edited a fourth.