Ashok Malhotra, Ph.D. Distinguished Teaching Professor
Dr. Malhotra is a founding member of the SUNY Oneonta philosophy department and currently serves as Distinguished Teaching Professor of Philosophy.
Among his many achievements, Dr. Malhotra established the SUNY Oneonta "Learn-and-Serve" study abroad program in India. He has lead 20 groups with more than 300 students, faculty, and community members on humanitarian missions. More recently, he built three elementary and three high schools for more than 1200 impoverished children in the remote villages of India. Much of the funding for these six schools comes from the Ninash Foundation, a charitable organization established in 1996 in honor of his late wife, Nina, to promote literacy among children and adults throughout the world. The Ninash Foundation's work has thrice earned Dr. Malhotra nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize.
In fall 2013 Dr. Malhotra will offer Introduction to Philosophy, Philosophy and Psychology of Yoga, and Mysticism and Meditation in Indian and Chinese Traditions.