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Thomas Kulanjiyil

Thomas Kulanjiyil

Thomas Kulanjiyil

Associate Professor, Philosophy/Religious Studies

Tel.: (630) 942-3511
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2612E

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Indian Philosophy
  • Indian Christian Theology
  • Integration of Philosophy, theology and Psychology
  • Culture, Philosophy and Mental Health
  • Care of Soul tradition in the East

Recent Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • World Religions
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Indian History and Culture

Current Projects:

  • A Handbook to Questions for the Soul- collaborative work with a colleague.



  • Hamilton Centre, Inc, Terre Haute, IN, March, 2005, Religion, Spirituality and Mental Health (APA Intern seminar).
  • DuPage Community Clinic, Wheaton, IL, March 2002. Understanding Asian Clients-implications of culture and philosophy for mental health: Guidelines for Service Providers.
  • Wayne/Winfield area Youth & Family Services, May 1999. Psychotherapy with Asian Clients: Implications of culture, and belief systems on health. Workshop for mental health workers of DuPage County for CEUcredits


  • Psy.D Wheaton College, IL
  • Ph.D S. Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary, Deerfield, Florida
  • M.A. Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
  • M.Th Serampore University, W. Bengal, India
  • M.A. Osmania University, Hyderabad, India
  • B.D. Serampore University, W. Bengal, India
  • B.Th Serampore University, W. Bengal, India

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Senate of Serampore Best student Award for Biblical Studies (1982)
  • Sandra Koscielniak Educational Award for Outstanding service to Youth and Families (the Association of Illinois Township on Youth and Family). 1999
  • Featured in Chicago Tribune (May, 1999)

More on this faculty member:

  • Co-founder, Parivar International, Chicago, IL- an outreach organization to the South Asian immigrant communities in N. America
  • Co-founder, ICare Net work- a network of Asian mental health providers in N. America
  • Conducts marriage enrichment seminars, parenting workshops, youth forums, and other educational workshops
  • Song writer and music composer. Several of his devotional songs are translated into multiple Indian languages. His music albums are known by a common title, "kripakiranangal," meaning, "the rays of grace."
  • Kulanjiyil's Blog:
  • Columnist: India Tribune



Co-editor of the book, Caring for the South Asians-Counseling South Asians in the West