|Designation:||Adjunct Associate Professor (non-teaching) with Center for Indic Studies. My training is in mathematics (BA), psychology (MA), and the social sciences (PhD).|
|Area of interest:||I am primarily a methodologist, designing and analyzing (statistical) human research, especially on the mind-body issues, such as in health and healing.|
|Area of specialization:||Consciousness studies, parapsychology, science and spirituality, meditation, attention, and intention.|
|Hobbies:||Reading (non-fiction), swimming, traveling and following NCAA division I basketball (especially my alma mater, UNC).|
|Role in Indic studies:||
I assist with planning and coordinating conferences which highlight the East-West synergy and bring India's psycho-spiritual traditions to Western attention. I founded the Elder Meditation Project through which I bring meditation training to seniors in nursing homes who would otherwise not have access to it.
|Message:||Much of my life has been making personal and professional "discoveries" - such as the power of the mind, meditation, and healing through intention - which are accepted truths for thousands of years in India. I view myself as a bridge across which these powerful and nurturing discoveries can be brought to other Westerners in a palatable and understandable form. "|
|Home Page URL:||http://www.umassd.edu/indic|