Stephen Cole Leach
Professor (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley)
Dr. Stephen C. Leach received his B.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College, Santa Fe, NM, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of New Mexico. He has taught at UTRGV (formerly UTPA) for more than a dozen years, specializing in courses in Asian Philosophy, Film Philosophy, Philosophy as a Way of Life, and Religious Traditions and the Environment; he also teaches a Study Abroad course in Japan. He has published in the Acta Kierkegaardiana and the International Kierkegaard Commentary and in NETSOL: New Trends in Social and Liberal Sciences, among other venues. He is the recipient of a China Studies Institute Zhi-Xing China Academic Impact Fellowship in Shanghai, Beijing, and Xi’an, China; a Japan Studies Institute / Nippon Foundation/AASCU joint Fellowship at San Diego State University, CA; a JSI Japan Fellowship in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Beppu, Japan; an NEH Fellowship in Buddhist Traditions of Tibet and the Himalayas at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA,:and two summer fellowships at the Kierkegaard Library, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN. He lives in Texas with his wife, Sally, and their Chihuahuas.