Cheryl A. Giles

Cheryl A. Giles

Francis Greenwood Peabody Senior Lecturer on Pastoral Care and Counseling
Cheryl A. Giles

Education

  • BA, Boston College
  • MDiv, Harvard Divinity School
  • PsyD, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology

 

Profile

Cheryl A. Giles is the Francis Greenwood Peabody Senior Lecturer on Pastoral Care and Counseling and core faculty for the Buddhist Ministry Initiative. She joined the faculty in 1997 and teaches courses on spiritual care, trauma, and contemplative care of the dying.

Cheryl enjoys mentoring students who are preparing for chaplaincy, racial justice and healing ministry, and those interested in research on trauma psychology and meditation practices. Since 2020, she has been a Visiting Research Scholar in the Department of Sociology at Brandeis University focused on chaplaincy innovation and training.

In 2012, Cheryl was co-editor of The Arts of Contemplative Care: Pioneering Voices in Buddhist Chaplaincy and Pastoral Work with Willa Miller. Her most recent book is Black and Buddhist: What Buddhism Can Teach Us About Race, Resilience, Transformation, and Freedom co-edited with Pamela Ayo Yetunde.

Selected publications

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Contact Information

Divinity 308

Affiliation

Alpha Grouping