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Sanjay V. Kumar - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES

Sanjay V. Kumar Sanjay V. Kumar

Senior Lecturer, Theological Studies | Loyola Marymount University


Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts



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Jay Kumar spans a diverse academic career as a professor of science & religion; social philosophy; cognitive science; and happiness studies. His doctoral work was on the examination of cognitive metaphors for wholeness in the ancient Sanskrit text of the Rig Veda. He holds degrees from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in international political economy, completed advanced graduate studies at UCLA in ancient cultures, languages and linguistics, and received his BA at Northwestern University in political science. Dr. Kumar’s current research interests encompass mind-body medicine, neurotheology, and the brain science of health and happiness. His present research project on The Currency of Happiness explores the social, scientific and spiritual dimensions of happiness in relation to wealth and wellbeing. Additionally, Dr. Kumar is the co-founder of the Applied Brain Science Research Institute (ABSRI), an international group that counsels organizations and businesses on harnessing the art and science of happiness for both short- and long-term success. He also co-blogs in the Huffington Post on science and religion in the series Disconnected in an Overconnected World. You can learn more by visiting www.drjaykumar.com.

Education (5)

California Institute of Integral Studies: Ph.D., Asian Philosophy and Religion 2010

University of California, Los Angeles: C. Phil, Indo-European Languages and Linguistics 1998

Columbia University: M.A., International Political Economics 1990

Northwestern University: B.A., Political Science and Linguistics 1998

Institut d'Etudes Politiques: Certificat des Etudes Politiques, Political Science 1987

Areas of Expertise (10)

Hinduism & Religions of India

Science & Religion

Happiness Studies

Quantum Theory & Consciousness Studies

Social Neuroscience

Religion Politics & Culture

Social Ethics & Economics

Indo-European Languages & Linguistics (Sanskrit Greek Latin)

Religion Cosmology & Ecology

Yoga Studies

Courses (5)

Theology & Science

Theology & Science

Religions of India

Religions of India

Sanskrit Language & Linguistics

Sanskrit Language & Linguistics

Rig Veda & Vedic Religion

Rig Veda & Vedic Religion

Yoga Philosophy

Yoga Philosophy

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