Kenneth Rose, Ph.D. is a professor of religious studies at Christopher Newport University in Hampton Roads, Virginia, and he has taught courses at the University of Virginia, the University of Richmond, and the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He received a Ph.D. and an M.A. in the Study of Religion from Harvard University, as well as an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School.

On multiple extensive journeys in India, he resided in spiritual communities associated with the Dalai Lama, Sri Ramana Maharshi, H. W. L Poonjaji (Papaji), and Sri Ramakrishna. In his own ongoing yoga and meditative practice, he combines methods and insights from Advaita Vedanta, the Upanishads, the Yoga Sutras, and different schools of Buddhism.

He is the author of Pluralism: The Future of Religion (Bloomsbury Academic, 2013) and the forthcoming Yoga, Meditation and Mysticism (Bloomsbury, 2016).. He has published articles in academic journals, magazines, and newspapers on the topics of comparative mysticism, religious pluralism, and the Upanishads. He also speaks regularly about these issues in nonacademic venues like yoga studios and teaches the philosophy of yoga in yoga teacher training programs in Hampton Roads and Charlottesville, VA.