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Timothy Laporte, Ph.D.

Board Vice Chair

Education

  • Ph.D., Comparative Religion & Philosophy, California Institute for Human Science, 2011

  • M.A., Comparative Religion & Philosophy, California Institute for Human Science, 2007

  • A.B., Religion, Princeton University, 2005

Biography

Timothy  Laporte, Ph.D., first joined the CIHS community as a graduate student  in 2005 when he came to CIHS with the sole intention of studying the  innovative mystical philosophy and scientific investigations of CIHS  Founder Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama. Between 2005 and 2011, Tim studied  directly and extensively with Dr. Motoyama, becoming an expert in his  academic and scientific work, while simultaneously immersing himself in  Dr. Motoyama’s spiritual and meditative teachings. Following his  graduation in 2011, Tim has continued to serve CIHS in a variety of  capacities, first as a faculty member, then as Director of the  Comparative Religion and Philosophy degree programs, and most recently  as Vice Chair of the CIHS Board of Directors.


As a Board Member, Tim is committed to realizing Dr. Motoyama’s vision  that CIHS become the world’s premier center for mind-body-spirit  education and research. Toward this end he has been instrumental as  Chair of the Development Committee in securing the funding that has  enabled the administrative expansion that has brought CIHS to the  precipice of accreditation. Tim is excited for what the future has in  store for CIHS and he encourages all community members to participate in  the great work of helping this unique institution to achieve its  highest potential.