Robert Edward Gordon is an Assistant Research Professor, an Instructor in the Fred Fox School of Music, and Senior Fellow at the UArizona Center for Buddhist Studies. He writes about American culture in its diverse modes and expressions from the perspective of art history and aesthetic epistemology. He is the author of Buddhist Architecture in America: Building for Enlightenment, the first comprehensive overview of the relationship between Buddhism and architecture in North America (Routledge 2023). Other writings can be found in The Wall Street Journal, Social Philosophy & Policy, Philosophies, Space and Culture,Humanities, Athenaeum Review, the Japanese American National Museum’s Traveling Exhibition, and elsewhere. Dr. Gordon has taught art history and philosophy at various colleges and universities over the last ten years, lectured at large corporations and museums, and has worked in Chicago as a corporate art consultant and gallery manager.