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Core Faculty


Elaine Yuen

eyuen@naropa.edu | (303) 245-4718
Chair, Department of Wisdom Traditions | Associate Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

MA in Ecopsychology - Core Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Core Faculty
Master of Divinity - Core Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism - Core Faculty
BA in Religious Studies - Core Faculty

Education

PhD, University of Pennsylvania
MBA, Temple University
BFA, University of Chicago

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  		Elaine

Dale Asrael

dasrael@naropa.edu | 303-546-3522
Associate Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Core Faculty
Master of Divinity - Core Faculty
BA in Religious Studies - Core Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism - Core Faculty
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Core Faculty

Education

MA, Contemplative Education, Naropa University
BS, Communications, Northwestern University

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  		Dale

Jane Carpenter

jane@naropa.edu | 303 245 4602
Associate Professor, Chair, BA Contemplative Psychology
Core Faculty

Programs

MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Core Faculty
BA in Contemplative Psychology - Core Faculty
Master of Divinity - Core Faculty
BA in Religious Studies - Core Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism - Core Faculty

Education

MA, Naropa University
BA, State University of New York, Oswego

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  		Jane

Gaylon Ferguson

gferguson@naropa.edu | 303-245-4682
Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies | Graduate Academic Advisor
Core Faculty

Programs

MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Core Faculty
BA in Yoga Studies - Core Faculty
Master of Divinity - Core Faculty
BA in Religious Studies - Core Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism - Core Faculty

Education

PhD, Cultural Anthropology, Stanford University
MA, Stanford University
BA, Yale College

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  		Gaylon

Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen

tgyaltsen@naropa.edu | 303-245-4730
Khenpo | Associate Professor, Wisdom Traditions
Core Faculty

Programs

MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Core Faculty
Master of Divinity - Core Faculty
BA in Religious Studies - Core Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism - Core Faculty

Education

Acharya Degree, Nalanda Institute (Sikkim, India)

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  		Acharya Lama Tenpa

Amelia Hall

Assistant Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Core Faculty
BA in Religious Studies - Core Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism - Core Faculty

Education

PhD Tibetan and Himalayan Studies, University of Oxford
MA Tibetan and Himalayan Studies, University of Oxford
BA World Art History, University of East Anglia

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  		Amelia

Sarah Harding

sharding@naropa.edu | 303-786-9257
Associate Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Core Faculty
Master of Divinity - Core Faculty
BA in Religious Studies - Core Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism - Core Faculty

Education

BA, Naropa University

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  		Sarah

Jason Hays

jhays@naropa.edu
Assistant Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Core Faculty
Master of Divinity - Core Faculty
BA in Religious Studies - Core Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism - Core Faculty

Education

PhD, Brite Divinity School
MDiv, Wesley Theological Seminary
MTS, Wesley Theological Seminary
BA, American University

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  		Jason

Zvi Ish-Shalom

zishshalom@naropa.edu | 303-245-4656
Associate Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Core Faculty
Master of Divinity - Core Faculty
BA in Religious Studies - Core Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism - Core Faculty

Education

PhD, Brandeis University
MA, Brandeis University
BA, McGill University
Rabbinical Ordination
Certified Rolfer™

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  		Zvi

Andrew Schelling

aschelli@naropa.edu | 303-245-4811
Professor
Core Faculty

Programs

MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Core Faculty
BA in Religious Studies - Core Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism - Core Faculty
BA in Creative Writing and Literature - Core Faculty
MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics - Core Faculty

Education

BA, University of California–Santa Cruz

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  		Andrew

Judith A. Simmer-Brown

jsb@naropa.edu | 303-546-3502
Distinguished Professor of Contemplative and Religious Studies
Core Faculty

Programs

MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Core Faculty
Master of Divinity - Core Faculty
BA in Religious Studies - Core Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism - Core Faculty

Education

PhD Buddhism, Walden University
MA Religious Studies, Florida State University
BA Religion and History, Cornell College

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  		Judith A.

Robert Spellman

spellman@naropa.edu | 303-245-4858
Associate Professor, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, and Religious Studies | Chair, Visual Arts
Core Faculty

Programs

MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Core Faculty
BA in Visual Arts - Core Faculty
Master of Divinity - Core Faculty
BA in Religious Studies - Core Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism - Core Faculty

Education

BFA, Massachusetts College of Art

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  		Robert

Phillip Stanley

pstanley@naropa.edu | 303-245-4728
Professor, Religious Studies
Core Faculty

Programs

MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Core Faculty
Master of Divinity - Core Faculty
BA in Religious Studies - Core Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism - Core Faculty

Education

PhD, University of Virginia
MBA, University of Michigan
MA, University of Virginia
BA, University of North Carolina-At-Chapel-Hill

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  		Phillip

Ben Williams

bwilliams@naropa.edu
Core Faculty

Programs

BA in Yoga Studies - Core Faculty
BA in Religious Studies - Core Faculty

Education

PhD in South Asian Studies, Harvard University. MTS (Masters of Theological Studies) in Hindu Studies, Harvard Divinity School. BA in Religion, University of Vermont.

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  		Ben

Instructors


Sreedevi Bringi

Instructor

Programs

BA in Religious Studies - Instructor
MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism - Instructor
MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Instructor
BA in Yoga Studies - Instructor
Master of Divinity - Instructor

Education

MSc, MS, MA

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  		Sreedevi

Stephanie Yuhas

syuhas@naropa.edu | 303-245-4684
Instructor

Programs

BA in Religious Studies - Instructor
MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism - Instructor
MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Instructor
MA in Ecopsychology - Instructor
Master of Divinity - Instructor

Education

PhD, University of Denver
MA, Vermont College
BA, Naropa University

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  		Stephanie

Adjunct Faculty


Paul Gyodo Agostinelli

pagostinelli@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Master of Divinity - Adjunct Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism - Adjunct Faculty
BA in Religious Studies - Adjunct Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Adjunct Faculty

Education

MA University of Chicago
BA Dartmouth College
Dharma Holder and Sensei, White Plum Zen lineage

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  		Paul Gyodo

Stephen Hatch

Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Master of Divinity - Adjunct Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism - Adjunct Faculty
BA in Religious Studies - Adjunct Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Adjunct Faculty

Education



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Howard Hoffman

Program Chair, Religious Studies BA
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Master of Divinity - Adjunct Faculty
BA in Religious Studies - Adjunct Faculty

Education

BA Comparative Religion, Dartmouth College
MAT Educational Psychology, Antioch-Putney Graduate School All but thesis: Doctoral in Experiential Education, University Of Colorado

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  		Howard

Giovannina Jobson

gjobson@naropa.edu | 303-245-4603
Contemplative Practice Coordinator
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

BA in Religious Studies - Adjunct Faculty

Education

BA Expressive Arts
MA Indo-Tibetan Buddhism and Contemplative Religions, Naropa University
Upadhyaya - Buddhist minister in the Shambhala Buddhist Tradition
Certificate of completion of the foundational curriculum, Nitartha Institute of Advanced Buddhist Studies.

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  		Giovannina

Netanel Miles-Yépez

cmiles@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Master of Divinity - Adjunct Faculty
BA in Religious Studies - Adjunct Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Adjunct Faculty

Education

BA, Religious Studies, Naropa University
Pir, Inayati-Maimuni Order

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  		Netanel

L. S. Summer

lssummer@naropa.edu
Adjunct Faculty

Programs

Master of Divinity - Adjunct Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Indo-Tibetan Buddhism - Adjunct Faculty
BA in Religious Studies - Adjunct Faculty
MA in Religious Studies: Contemplative Religions - Adjunct Faculty

Education

MA in Buddhist Studies, Naropa University

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  		L. S.