Eric Haynie received his B.A. in Religious Studies from Occidental College, his M.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and his Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from the University of Michigan. His research explores the assembling of religious tradition in early-modern Tibet, with special focus on inter-sectarian entanglements in the eastern Tibetan region of Kham. At both the University of Colorado and the University of Michigan he has taught courses on Asian religions, Buddhism, Zen, Tibetan Buddhism, yogins in the Buddhist Himalayas, and Buddhism in the digital age.
At Santa Clara University, Eric manages the Instructional Technology group, directing instructional design and technology efforts on campus to support and expand digital pedagogy.