Dr. Lewis Lancaster
Dr. Lewis Lancaster is a professor emeritus at U.C. Berkeley in the Department of East Asian Languages and has been an adjunct professor at UWest since 1992. He has served as the Chair of Buddhist Studies at UC Berkeley and Editor of the Berkeley Buddhist Studies Series. Dr. Lancaster has published over 55 articles and reviews and has edited or authored numerous books including Prajnaparamita and Related Systems, Early Ch'an in China and Tibet, and Assimilation of Buddhism in Korea. He is currently working with an international team of scholars engaged in groundbreaking research on Maritime Buddhism.
Dr. Peter M. Rojcewicz
Peter M. Rojcewicz, PhD is Chief Academic Officer at University of the West. His scholarly interests include, folklore, Jungian depth psychology, arts education, and the humanities.
Tom has served as a librarian and knowledge manager, working in government, universities and museums. He graduated from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and received his MLS from Pratt Institute (where he later served as visiting Associate Professor). He has traveled worldwide for 25 years advocating for open and effective sharing of scientific knowledge in service of biodiversity, conservation and protected areas. He is a current member of the World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN) and former member of the Species Survival Commission (IUCN). A longtime Buddhist practitioner, he is currently affiliated with the Thai Forest Tradition (Ajahn Chah) and serves as an Adjunct Professor teaching in the Psychology and General Education Programs at University of the West in Rosemead, California.