Dr Gregg Hillis
After receiving his PhD from the University of Virginia, Gregg is now a lecturer at the Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he teaches courses on Buddhism, Tibetan and Sanskrit literature.
Gregg’s research focuses on Tibetan history, literature, art and architecture. He has been the academic director of the highly acclaimed University of Virginia Summer Tibetan Language Institute for the last two years, and is the project manager for the Bonpo Textual Project at Rice University. He has also served as a consultant for National Geographic. Gregg has led several tours to Bhutan and Ladakh and his knowledge of the language, history, art and religion will greatly enhance our experience.