Charles Prebish held the Charles Redd Endowed Chair in Religious Studies at Utah State University from 2007 until 2010. Previously, he taught at the Pennsylvania State University for 35 years. His specialty is Buddhist Studies, and he is the author or editor of two dozen books and nearly 100 refereed articles and chapters. He is the founding Co-Editor of the Journal of Buddhist Ethics and the Journal of Global Buddhism. He was an officer in the International Association of Buddhist Studies and Co-Founded the Buddhism Section of the American Academy of Religion. In 2005 he was honored by his colleagues with a "festschrift" volume titled Buddhist Studies from India to America: Essays in Honor of Charles S. Prebish. In his retirement he continues to publish books and articles on early Indian Buddhism and Buddhism in the Western World.