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Prof Ved Nanda, MA.Ph.D

Chairman of the Board

Padma Bhushan Prof. Ved Nanda serves as the Chairman of the Board of Hindu University of America. Dr. Nanda is a Professor of Law at the Sturm College of Law, University of Denver and serves as Director Emeritus of the International Legal Studies Program there. In 2006, Professor Nanda was honored with the founding of the Nanda Center for International Law. He served as Vice Provost at the University of Denver from 1994-2008. He holds or has held numerous official posts in international, regional, and national professional and civil society organizations. He is widely published, having authored or co-authored 24 books in various fields of international law. Prof. Ved Nanda has also received a number of awards including the Gandhi, King, Ikeda Award for Community Peace Building.

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Mr. Kalyan Viswanathan

Interim President and Executive Vice President

kalyan.viswanathan@hua.edu

Mr. Kalyan Viswanathan received his Master’s Degree in Computer and Information Science from Ohio State University and his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science. He has studied the texts and traditions of Hinduism from an Advaita Vedānta perspective through a 21-year association with Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Founder of the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam group of institutions and the first Convener of the Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha. He serves as the President of Dharma Civilization Foundation (established 2012) based in Los Angeles and is also the Founder and President of Sanatana Dharma Foundation, Dallas, Texas (established 2007). He has had a long-standing interest in the promotion of the academic study of Hindu Dharma and played a key role in the establishment of the Mira and Ajay Shingal Center for Dharma Studies at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California. In his prior career, he was a global practice director for an internationally known software consultancy Services firm. He is a member of the Board of Hindu University of America, and currently services as its interim President and Executive Vice President. He also teaches in the Continuing Education and Certification Division.

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Dr. Manohar Shinde

Board Member

Dr. Manohar Shinde, M.D., Ph.D. Psychiatry, was on the teaching clinical faculty of UCLA & USA schools of Medicine and at the “Institute for contemporary psychoanalysis” (ICP). He has also served as a Medical director in many institutions and has retired from 29 years of private practice in Glendale, Los Angeles. Dr. Shinde is a community leader with an extensive track record of philanthropy and service and has impacted thousands of people. He serves on the board of several non-profit organizations serving the Indian community in North America.

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Dr. Yashwant Pathak

Board Member

Prof. Yashwant Pathak, M.Sc., Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Technology from Nagpur University, India and EMBA and MS in Conflict Management from Sullivan University, KY, USA. He is the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at the College of Pharmacy, University of South Florida. Tampa, Florida. With extensive experience in academia as well as industry, he has to his credit more than 100 publications and 2 patents, including 5 books in Nanotechnology and 2 in Nutraceuticals and several books in cultural studies. He is also the Coordinator for the International Center for Cultural Studies and is on the board of many organizations.

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Dr. Shekhar Patel

Vice President, Secretary & Treasurer

In addition to his role as Vice President of HUA, Dr. Patel is the President of International Center for Cultural Studies, USA Inc. He has a Doctorate degree in Biosystems Engineering from Oklahoma State University.

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