Edward K. Kaplan is the Kevy and Hortense Kaiserman Professor in the Humanities, Emeritus. He was raised in Newton, MA, and received his B.A. at Brown University, and his M.A.[?] and Ph.D. at Columbia University. He is the author of numerous books, including Spiritual Radical: Abraham Joshua Heschel in America, 1940–1972, winner of the National Jewish Book Award, and coauthor of Abraham Joshua Heschel, Prophetic Witness.