Dr. Lopez is the Assistant Director of Study Abroad for faculty-led programs in the Office of Global Engagement at Central Michigan University. He holds a Ph.D. in Sanskrit and Indian Studies from Harvard University and M.A. in Religious Studies from Florida State University. He was a Director and Faculty at Long Island University’s Global College (LIU Global), where he administered semester and yearlong education abroad programs (Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Italy, Spain, India, Thailand, Taiwan, and Turkey). As Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of South Florida, he designed and led several faculty-led study abroad programs in India (Bangalore, Delhi, Gujarat, Kerala, Maharashtra, and Varanasi).