William S. Waldron
William Waldron is an Associate Professor of Religion at Middlebury College. As a specialist in Yogācāra Buddhism, he has done extensive research in the area of Buddhist consciousness theory, recently publishing the book The Buddhist Unconscious: The ālaya-vijñāna in the Context of Indian Buddhist Thought. In connection with his interests in cognitive theory, Bill has also done interesting and extensive research in the area of comparative cognitive theory (Buddhism and Western Psychology), as well as comparative examinations of the Buddhist notions of karma with the views of evolutionary biology.
Professor Waldron teaches courses on the South Asian religious traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism, Tibetan religion and history, comparative psychologies and philosophies of mind, and theory and method in the study of religion. His publications focus on the Yogacara school of Indian Buddhism and its dialogue with modern thought. Professor Waldron has been at Middlebury College since 1996. His monograph, The Buddhist Unconscious: The Ālaya-vijñāna in the Context of Indian Buddhist Thought, was published by RoutledgeCurzon in 2003.