Profiles in Character
A. Klein, Sources of Enlightenment: Faculty and Administrators Who Challenge and Inspire Their Student
Anne Carolyn Klein/ Rigzin Drolma
Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Rice University
Founding Director & Resident Lama, Dawn Mountain
B.A. cum laude, Harpur College (Now Binghamton University) with highest honors in English
M.A., Buddhist Studies, University of Wisconsin, Ph.D. University of Virginia.
“No matter our field, we all have the responsibility to be ethical and holistic in our efforts, especially in a world as integrated as ours. Higher education plays a critical role in an individual’s development. I would say choosing a field is secondary to learning how to think first. Learning what to think by acquiring a specific knowledge set can come after, but the creation of oneself through opportunities for leadership, critical thinking, and engagement provides the building blocks necessary to forge our paths in life.”