Franz Metcalf

Franz Metcalf earned his master's degree from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, and his doctorate from the University of Chicago, where he wrote a dissertation on the topic Why Do Americans Pursue Zen Buddhism? He is currently employed at the Forge Institute for Spirituality and Social Change, and lectures at California State University, Los Angeles. He also serves on the steering committee of the American Academy of Religion's person, culture, and religion group.