T. Griffith Foulk (B.A., Williams College, 1971; Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1987) holds the Riggs Chair in Religious Studies at Sarah Lawrence College, where he has taught Buddhism and other Asian religions for more than 20 years. He previously headed the graduate program in East Asian Buddhism at Michigan, and has been a visiting professor at Toronto, UC Berkeley, and Stanford. Recognized around the world as a leading authority on the history of Chinese Chan and Japanese Zen Buddhism, Foulk has authored many scholarly monographs on textual, ritual, and institutional aspects of those traditions. Since 1996, he has been co-editor-in-chief of the Sōtō Zen Text Project, a major translation project sponsored by the Administrative Headquarters of Sōtō Zen Buddhism in Tokyo. Griff has contributed prolifically to the DDB, especially in the area of Chan and Zen Buddhism.