Judith Berling is professor emerita of Chinese and comparative religions at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, where she served for 10 years as dean and 19 years as professor. Before that she taught in the Department of Religion at Indiana University, Bloomington. Her MPhil and PhD are in East Asian languages and cultures from Columbia University. She is a specialist on Chinese religion; engaged, student-centered pedagogy; and interreligious learning. She previously served as vice chair of the United Board, chair of its Program Committee, and co-chair of its task force on expanding United Board work in South Asia.