Ravindra Svarupa Dasa (William H. Deadwyler) is a Vaishnava scholar and priest. He was initiated into the Gaudiya Sampradaya by Sri A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami in 1971. Ravindra Svarupa dasa earned his B.A. in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in religion from Temple University. He has held various positions of leadership and ecclesiastical authority within the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.