My career in higher education has followed parallel tracks of administration, teaching and scholarship.
I began my career at the "Five Colleges" in central Massachusetts, teaching at the University of Massachusetts and managing academic programs at Amherst College and Mt. Holyoke College. At these two liberal arts 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.
I left New England to be Assistant Director of Stanford University's Center for Teaching and Learning and then was appointed Dean and Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Transpersonal Psychology at John F Kennedy University. Later I pursued my interests in the (then highly experimental) area of online education for the University of San Francisco's Institute for Nonprofit Organization Management, 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.