My career in higher education has followed parallel tracks of administration, teaching and scholarship.
I began my career as a professor at the University of Massachusetts and as an administrator at Amherst College and Mt. Holyoke College. At these two colleges I learned the tradition 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, edited a fourth and always carried a teaching load along side my administrative duties.
After ten years as Dean and Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Transpersonal Psychology at John F Kennedy University I moved to the University of San Francisco in 1995. 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. In 2012 I retired from academic technology administration and began teaching full time for EOU.