Leah Kalmanson is an Associate Professor and the Bhagwan Adinath Professor of Jain Studies. Dr. Kalmanson holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. Before joining UNT, she was an Associate Professor at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where she taught from 2010 to 2021. Dr. Kalmanson actively engages the rich heritage of world philosophies in both scholarly and pedagogical contexts. She is the author of the 2020 book Cross-Cultural Existentialism and co-author of the 2021 A Practical Guide to World Philosophies. Her essays appear in journals including Comparative and Continental Philosophy, Continental Philosophy Review, Frontiers of Philosophy in China, Hypatia, Journal of World Philosophies, Philosophy East & West, Pragmatism Today, Shofar, and Studies in Chinese Religions, as well as the digital magazine Aeon.