Greg M. Epstein serves as the Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University, and is author of the New York Times Bestselling book, Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe. Epstein grew up in Flushing, Queens, New York and went on to study Buddhism and Taoism, as well as Ch’an (Zen) Buddhism in its original language and context in Taiwan.
He holds a BA (Religion and Chinese) and an MA (Judaic Studies) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a Masters of Theological Studies from the Harvard Divinity School. In 2005 he received ordination as a Humanist Rabbi from the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism
Epstein blogs for CNN.com, Newsweek magazine and The Washington Post, and his work as a Humanist rabbi and Chaplain has recently been featured by ABC World News with Diane Sawyer; Al Jazeera; Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and numerous other programs on National Public Radio; BBC Radio; NYTimes.com and other publications.