I am the George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Endowed Chair of Religion, and Founding Director of the Jewish Studies Program at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. My teaching, research and publications focus on topics in modern and contemporary Jewish thought, comparative religion, women and religion, and cross-cultural views of love and the body. My publications include Better than Wine: Love, Poetry, and Prayer in the Thought of Franz Rosenzweig, the 2-volume Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions (2008), From Spinoza to Levinas: Hermeneutical, Ethical, and Political Issues in Modern and Contemporary Jewish Philosophy (2009), The Body in Religion: Crosscultural Perspectives, Bloomsbury Academic (2017), and Dharma and Halacha: Comparative Studies in Hindu and Jewish Philosophy and Religion, Lexington Publishers (2018). I have served as Co-Chair of the Comparative Study of Hinduisms and Judaisms Group at the American Academy of Religion from 2004-2011, and since 2015 I serve on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion. My recent books are The Body in Religion: Crosscultural Perspectives (Bloomsbury 2017), and Dharma and Halacha: Comparative Studies in Hindu-Jewish Philosophy and Religion.