Bill Gorvine currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies and Chair of the Program in Asian Studies at Hendrix College. His primary research centers on a literary and historical analysis of the Tibetan Bön religion, especially in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with additional interest in contemporary Bön communities located in the Indian and Nepal Himalaya. His educational background includes a B.A. in Asian Studies from Connecticut College, which included completion of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s College Year in India program based in Vishakhapatnam, A.P., and focused on Telugu language, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, where he focused on Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies with a secondary concentration in Hindu traditions. The majority of his doctoral research was conducted in the Tibetan Bön Settlement near Solan, H.P., under the auspices of a Fulbright-Hays grant, with additional time spent in Sarnath, U.P. In 2008 he led a three-and-a-half week educational tour for Hendrix students to culturally Tibetan sites in Himachal Pradesh, and he currently serves as an informal advisor to students contemplating study abroad and engaged learning projects in India.