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Founders of Center for Dharma Studies

"We need places where religion is respected and taught openly, and for us there is no place that does this better than the GTU." - Ajay Shingal


Cogen Bohanec

PhD Historical & Cultural Studies

A Constructive Eco-theology of Kṛṣṇa Bhakti by applying the Methodologies of Eco-feminist/Animal-Rights Theology.

Janani Carpenter

MA Yoga Studies

Adi Shankara’s Advaita Vedanta: Morality and Prayer

Laura Dunn

PhD Historical & Cultural Studies

Neo-Colonial Transformations of Kālī-bhakti 

Aaron Grizzell

PhD in Historical & Cultural Studies

Noel Heyden

MA Hindu Studies

Analyzing Desire in the Bhagavad Gita

Kypros Koutsokoumnis

PhD Historical & Cultural Studies

Cross-Cultural Theories of Aesthetics That Deal With the Sacred

Nimisha Nair

MA Hindu Studies 

Understanding Ecology through the Theology of Advaita Bhakti

Victoria Price

MA Hindu Studies 

The Impacts of Modernization on the Hindu Student/Teacher Relationship

Parameshwaran Ramakrishnan

PhD Theology & Ethics 

Proposing a Contemplative-Neuroscientific Hermeneutic Methodology for Comparative-Theological Studies and its Application in Clinical Spiritual Care (Chaplaincy) Education and Medical Ethics: Towards a "Spiritual Psychiatry" Subspecialty.

Pravina Rodrigues

PhD Theology & Ethics 

Method in Comparative & Interreligious Theology 

Rachelle Syed

PhD Theology & Ethics

Bringing Shakta Tantra Theology and Islamic Feminist Theology into Dialog

Zipei Tang

PhD Religion and Practice

Yoga Cosmology and the Feminine Principle

Laura Prickett

MA Yoga Studies

Comparison of Experiences and Outcomes of Yoga Practices

Adriel Ramirez

MA Hindu Studies

Exploring Love Mysticism Within the Gaudiya Vaisnava Tradition