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Ron Strader, Ph.D.

Lead Faculty




  • Research Courses, Calif. Institute of Human Science, Encinitas, CA, 2014-Present.
    Computer Programming, Coleman College, San Diego, CA, 1997.

  • Religion Courses, Dept. of Philosophy and Religion, Grossmont College, 1997-Present.
    Information Systems, University of Phoenix, San Diego, CA, 1990-1992.

  • Dean and Teacher at Pacific Academy, Encinitas, CA, 1989-1998.
    Philosophy, Religion, MIS, Chapman Univ., Orange, CA, 1980-1992.

  • Greek, Western Theologies, Otay College, San Diego, CA, 1972-1974.

  • Taught Microbiological Diseases to Nurses, CA, 1972-1981.
    Religion, National University, San Diego, CA, 1970-1979


  • Went on 12 Weekend Science Trips, Grossmont College, 2012-2018.

  • Lived in the Sunnatarum Buddhist Monastery, Vista, CA, 1998-2002.

  • Attended San Diego Philosophical Forum, 1998-2014.

  • Member of San Diego Taoist Society, 1990-1998.

  • Compose, Arrange, and Tutor music, 1989-Present.

  • Studied Vedanta through Self Realization Fellowship (Encinitas, CA), 1985-Present.

  • Designed Computer systems, Distributed Systems International, 1984-1985

  • Studied Vedanta through Intr. Krishna Consciousness (San Diego, CA), 1980-1998.

  • Member of the International Society of Chinese Philosophy, 1975-Present.

  • Main Speaker, Intr. Soc. of Chinese Philosophy, 1975.
    Attended many National Philosophy Conferences,1974-1984.

  • Visited Apache, Hualapai, Hopi, and Navajo tribes: Studied Shamanism, 1972-1994.

  • With the Marines in Vietnam, 1970-1971.

  • Marble Mountain Buddhist Monastery, Vietnam 1970-1971.

  • Lived with the Negrete Shaman Tribe in Philippine Jungles, 1969.

  • Medical Laboratory Technician, U.S. Navy, 1964-1971.

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