Clark Chilson, Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of Pittsburgh. His recent publications include Secrecy's Power: Covert Shin Buddhists and Contradictions of Concealment
(University of Hawai'i Press, 2014) and "Cultivating Charisma: Ikeda Daisaku's Self Presentation and Transformational Leadership" Journal of Global Buddhism
15 (2014): 65-78. His current research is on Naikan and religious-inspired treatments for mental illness in Japan, both historical and current.