William Edelglass

Associate Professor - On Leave
Pronouns: (He/Him/His)
Email Email william_edelglass@emerson.edu

Dr. William Edelglass publishes broadly in Buddhist studies, environmental humanities, and philosophy. Recent work includes writings on climate ethics, human dignity, the work of B.R. Ambedkar, the relation between faith and reason in Indian Buddhist literature on the path, the role of mindfulness in ethics, Buddhist apophatic discourse, and the contemporary discourse of Buddhism and happiness. He is chair of the board of directors of the International Association of Environmental Philosophy and co- editor of the journal Environmental Philosophy. Dr. Edelglass is also co-editor of Buddhist Philosophy: Essential Readings, The Oxford Handbook of World Philosophy, and Facing Nature: Levinas and Environmental Thought. He is currently on a multi-year leave, serving as the Director of Studies at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Barre MA.


  • Department Marlboro Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Since 2020


B.A., St Johns College
M.A., Emory University
Ph.D., Emory University