A Conversation with Laurie Patton: Professor of Religions and President of Middlebury College
Raj Balkaran speaks with Laurie Patton, Professor of Religions and President at Middlebury College, about her scholarly journey, educational administration, poetry, trends in scholarship, the significance of Indian myth, and more.
Raj Balkaran is a scholar, educator, consultant, and life coach. For information see rajbalkaran.com.
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