Johan Svenson

Johan Svenson

  • Assistant Professor of Maharishi Vedic Science
  • Dr. Svenson has taught at the Maharishi University of Management for twelve years

 

Dr. Svenson is Assistant Professor of Maharishi Vedic Science. He earned his PhD in Maharishi Vedic Science from Maharishi University of Management by exploring similarities between the experiences of practitioners of TM and the description of the universe in modern physics.

He has an MA in Education, a BS in Mathematics, and a BA in Maharishi Vedic Medicine also from MUM. He has taught in the departments of MVS, mathematics, physics, and physiology and health. He is a teacher of TM and enjoys both mountain climbing and surfing.

John Collins

John Collins

  • Assistant Professor of Maharishi Vedic Science
  • Instructor in Sustainable Living
  • John Collins has taught at the Maharishi University of Management for eight years

 

  • B.Sc., Bristol University (England)
  • MA, Maharishi University of Management

John Collins’ career began in the Hong Kong government, writing policy in the fields of marine, agriculture, fisheries, and United Nations. He then founded/directed a development and construction company that built houses, apartments, and community and office buildings which included many eco features — such as high-spec insulation, passive solar, and rammed earth.

John was also engaged in politics and national campaigning on GMOs and waste management issues and served as an elected local councilor in the U.K.

He has a joint honors degree from Bristol University, England, in Philosophy and Economics and a Masters in Maharishi Vedic Science from Maharishi University of Management.

John joined the Sustainable Living faculty in 2008 and has developed a range of courses on the relationship of consciousness to social change, policy and governance to create a fully sustainable society.

“My core interest is in the utility of Maharishi Vedic Science for Sustainability. Consciousness is a central element of Maharishi Vedic Science, including ‘enlightenment’ or higher states of consciousness. Are these states relevant to creating greater sustainability? My first research, conducted with Dr. Fred Travis, was presented to the World Association for Vedic Education. It explored what human traits – experiences of transcendental consciousness, beliefs, ethical values, transpersonal experiences with nature – drive pro-sustainable behaviors.”

Sue Brown

Sue Brown

  • Associate Professor of Maharishi Vedic Science
  • Associate Dean of Academic Programs
  • Sue Brown has taught at the Maharishi University of Management for seven years

 

Sue Brown’s doctoral research at MUM was on student development in the context of higher states of consciousness, focussing on Maharishi’s application of the unifying knowledge of Yoga.

Dr. Brown gained her BA in Literature and Music at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and her MA in Higher Education Administration from MUM.

Rod Eason

Rod Eason

  • Assistant Professor of Maharishi Vedic Science
  • Dean of Student Life
  • Chair of the Department for the Development of Consciousness
  • Dr. Eason has taught at the Maharishi University of Management for six years

 

Dr. Eason  earned his MA and PhD in Maharishi Vedic Science from MUM. His dissertation connected objective and subjective methods of gaining knowledge, Maharishi Vedic Science and consciousness, and the unified field of physics with pure consciousness.

He also explored the nature of time and the influence of impulses of creative intelligence active on different days.

Dr. Eason has been a teacher of Transcendental Meditation for more than 30 years.

Viji Hobbs

Viji Hobbs

  • Assistant Professor of Maharishi Vedic Science & Sanskrit
  • Dr. Hobbs has taught at the Maharishi University of Management for five years

 

Dr. Hobbs earned a BA in English and Law from Keele University, England, and qualified as a Barrister-at-Law in London. Dr Hobbs has taught and practiced law in the private and the public sectors.

She earned an MA and PhD in Maharishi Vedic Science from Maharishi University of Management.

Her dissertation explored an integrated approach to the development of consciousness offered by Maharishi Vedic Science and focused on the value of Vedic sound from reading the Vedic Literature in Sanskrit.

She is also a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation technique.