An historian of American thought and culture, Mark Ryan was Dean of Jonathan Edwards College and a teacher of American Studies and History at Yale University for more than twenty years. Subsequently, he was Titular IV Professor at the Universidad de las Américas in Puebla, Mexico, where he also served as Dean of the Colleges, Regente (Head) of José Gaos College, and Coordinator of the master’s degree program in United States Studies. He holds Ph.D. and M. Phil. degrees from Yale, an M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and a B.A. from the University of St. Thomas. Mark’s writings have focused especially on higher education and on the history of transpersonal psychology, a field that accepts a spiritual dimension in human consciousness. He is author of A Collegiate Way of Living (Yale University, 2001) and A Different Dimension: Reflections on the History of Transpersonal Thought (forthcoming from Westphalia Press, 2018), as well as articles in various journals on higher education and in The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology and related publications. Mark served for fourteen years on the Board of Trustees of Naropa University, is past chair of the Board of Directors of Wisdom University, and current Chair of the Jonathan Edwards Trust at Yale.