Participating Instructors
Peter Oliver

Peter Oliver, Ph.D.
is an Associate Professor in the College of Education, Nursing, and Health Professions, at the University of Hartford.  He has been at the university for 23 years, teaching courses in educational psychology, human development, and self-awareness.  A devout student of meditation, Peter is also licensed as a Professional Counselor and has received intensive foundational training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction through the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine.
He has traveled to Thailand on several occasions and led a study abroad program for American students in Bangkok, Chiang-Mai, and Chiang-Dao.

Alan Lopez

Alan Lopez, Ph.D.
has researched and published on society and religion and taught in both the USA and Asia. In addition to teaching Buddhism in the University of Connecticut’s Intercultural Studies Program, he has organized and led several independent study tours to Thailand. Alan has been a guest lecturer at Thai universities and been the director of a public education program in Bangkok. He presently lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand.