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Dr. Thich Hang Dat

Adjunct Faculty

Knobview Hall 110
Phone: (812) 225-0228


Dr. Thich Hang Dat (Trung Huynh) obtained a B.S degree in Electrical Engineering at the Penn State University, and a Master degree and a Ph.D. degree in Religious Studies at the University of the West, California. Currently, he is teaching Buddhism, Buddhist Meditation, Mindfulness Practice, and Asian Religions at Indiana University Southeast, Indiana University South Bend, Indiana University Kokomo, and the University of Houston. 

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Academic Background

  • Doctorate

    • University of the West, Reosemead, California, United Sates of America
    • Doctorate Degree, Major in Religious Studies
  • Masters

    • University of the West, Rosemead, California, United States of America
    • Master Degree, Major in Religious Studies
  • Bachelors

    • Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Bachelors Degree, Major in Electrical Engineering

Professional Interests


Buddhist Studies, Zen Buddhism, Buddhist Meditation, Mindfulness Meditation, Asian Religions, and World Religions.




Buddhist Studies, Mahayana Buddhist Tradition, Zen Buddhism, and Buddhist Meditation.


Journal Articles

  • Huynh, Trung. (July, 2013). Why did Ambedkar Choose Buddhism to liberate his depressed classes? Was his failure in politics leading him to Buddhism?. Living in Peace: Insights from Buddhism, NA (NA), 265-283.


  • Huynh, Trung. (2018). The Early Development of Buddhism in the Red River Delta Basin-Jiaozhi: The Case of a Sogdian-Jiaozhi Buddhist Monk Kang Senghui in Southern China.. Saarbrücken: LAP LAMBERT Academic.
  • Huynh, Trung. (2016). A reappraisal of Kumarajiva role in medieval Chinese Buddhism.. Saarbrücken: LAP LAMBERT Academic.

Indiana University Southeast

4201 Grant Line Rd.
New Albany, IN 47150
(812) 941-2333

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