DR. ERICA BROWN is an associate professor at George Washington University and the director of its Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership. She is the author of eleven books on leadership, Bible, and spirituality, including Happier Endings: A Meditation on Life and Death, which won both the Wilbur and Nautilus awards for spiritual writing. Her previous books include Inspired Jewish Leadership, a National Jewish Book Award finalist, Seder Talk: A Conversational Haggada, Leadership in the Wilderness, In the Narrow Places, and Return: Daily Inspiration for the Days of Awe. She writes a monthly column for the New York Jewish Week and has blogged for JTA, Psychology Today, and Newsweek/Washington Post’s “On Faith.” She previously served as the scholar-in-residence at both The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston. Brown was a Jerusalem Fellow, is a faculty member of the Wexner Foundation, an Avi Chai Fellow, and the recipient of the 2009 Covenant Award for her work in education.