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Thomas Egenes, PhD
Associate Professor of Maharishi Vedic Science & Sanskrit



  • PhD, Religious Studies, University of Virginia
  • MA, Higher Education Administration, Maharishi University of Management.
  • MA, Religious Studies, University of Virginia.
  • BA, Philosophy, University of Notre Dame.

Teaching Experience

  • Associate Professor of Maharishi Vedic Science, Maharishi University of Management, 1985 to present
  • Sanskrit Instructor, Maharishi School of The Age of Enlightenment, 1982-1985

Evan Finkelstein , Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Maharishi Vedic Science


Ph.D. in Maharishi Vedic Science, Maharishi University of Management. Received Veda Vyasa Award for Outstanding Doctoral Scholarship. Dissertation on “Universal Principles of Life Expressed in Maharishi Vedic Science and in the Scriptures and Writings of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.”

MA in SCI, MIU. Received the Outstanding Student Award for the MA in SCI program.

Master of Social Work (MSW), Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University, NY

James Striar School, Yeshiva University, Scriptural Studies Program

BA in English and Theater Arts, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Professional Work Experience

2000-present Assistant Professor, Maharishi Vedic Science (MVS). Teach courses in Fundamental Principles of MVS, MVS and Religion, Reading Vedic Literature, Ideal Administration, etc.

1997-2000 Instructor, Maharishi Consciousness-Based Health Care. Maharishi University of Management. Taught courses in diet, health, prevention, yoga asana, self-pulse evaluation, etc.

1994-1996 Director of ESL Center and Instructor, English as a Second Language, Maharishi University of Management.

1991-1994 Instructor, English as a Second Language, Maharishi University of Management. Taught courses from the beginning to the advanced level.

1989-1991 Elementary school teacher of 5th and 6th grade boys, Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment

1986-1989 Coordinator of Client Services for Maharishi Ayurveda Clinic and Ass't Manager of Maintenance Staff, Kibbutz Yahad, Israeli Siddhaland,

1984-1986 Department Head and Social Work Director, Senior Adult Services Div., JCC on the Palisades, NJ. Supervised 5 staff members and developed counseling and social group work programs. Provided family social work services as well as individual counseling for senior citizens.

1983-1984 Family Social Worker, Nanahagen School for Emotionally Disturbed Children, NY. Family Social Worker for seriously emotionally disturbed children. Provided individual counseling as well as group therapy sessions. (Required work placement for MSW.)

1981-1982 Elementary school teacher, 6th grade. Public School 128, New York, NY

1977-1978 Recreational Therapy Program Director and Social Worker, Marion Manor Convalescent Center, Southgate, MI. Developed social therapy and recreational programs for over 100 senior citizens who required skilled nursing care. Provided both family and individual counseling services for all clients. Prepared ongoing psychological/emotional/social case histories for clients.

1976-1977 Full-time Chairman of the Dearborn, MI Center for the Transcendental Meditation Program.

1975 Full-time Staff at Livingston Manor Academy for the Transcendental Meditation Program. Taught two Phase I Teacher Training courses and one SCI course.

1972-1974 Full-time and part-time Teacher of the Transcendental Meditation Program, Bronx, NY. TM Teacher Training Course in Majorca and Fiuggi.

1971-1972 Teacher, Wake-Eden Child Development Center, Bronx, NY. Responsible for developing counseling, educational, and social group programs for disadvantaged children, ages 3 to 12, in a classroom setting. Supervised two assistants.
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