gomes gary 2019 100x100Gary Gomes, BS, MBA & EdD Sociology and Business Administration, University of Massachusetts. Gary started writing about Jyotisha in 1993 and has been published in the ACVA Journal, BAVA Journal, NCGR special editions, Mountain Astrologer, and several Indian magazines, including Express Star Teller and the Astrological eMagazine. He has also served as Editor and Managing Publisher of the Council of Vedic Astrology Journal.

Gary served on the Amercian College of Vedic Astrology Board between 1997 and 2003. He was elected Vice-President of the Council of Vedic Astrology in 2004 and President of CVA in 2007. Gary is also a Swami of the Kriya Yoga lineage, and a Reiki Master. He has been recognized for his contributions to Jaimini Astrology by the Bharat Vidya Bhavan in India, and has written on Jyotish in publications available from every continent except Antarctica. He is also writing a book on Jyotisha.

He has also served as a professor and vice-president of Kepler College from 2007. Finally, he has been teaching at ACVA from 2004 to the present and has served as the Assistant Dean for Academics for ACVA. He is currently in the process of developing the Great International School of Astrology, dedicated to teaching astrology in several different languages throughout the world. He has been awarded the titles of Jyotisha Vascahspati, Jyotish Kovid by CVA and the indian Council of Astrological Sciences and was honored as Jyotisha Choodamani (Gem of astrology) from India. 

Kepler Instructors are chosen for their expertise in academic and astrological knowledge and for their ability to effectively teach what they know to others in an online environment.

They must be able to produce quality instructional materials that enhance learning by using multiple strategies and approaches. They need to understand how to work with students remotely, and to develop the trust and respect of their students and colleagues.

They also need to stay up-to-date on new developments and examine the interplay of the new and old. And they must be willing acknowledge their own biases so they can present their students with multiple perspectives.