The graduate program has benefitted me immensely in my subsequent training as a Hindu monk. The pedagogical skills I received have proven very useful. My background in philology helped pave the way for future studies in classical Sanskrit. Working on my Master's thesis with Professors Christenson, Skinner, and Van Steen was a particularly enriching and educationally valuable experience. I am very grateful for the intellectual ambience provided by the philology faculty, which focused on precise and careful reading of texts, thorough study of Latin and Greek grammar, and giving an introduction to the various schools of literary theory.
Volunteer and Monk