Sherry Giles

Departments and Positions:
Justice & Policy Studies, Chair, Professor of Justice & Policy Studies
School Extension 316.2285
University of Texas at Austin, BA, '78
Union Theological Seminary, MDIV, '83
Columbia University, PHD, '91

Courses Taught

  • JPS 103: Community Problem Solving
  • JPS 262: Restorative Justice
  • JPS 335: Reclaiming Democracy: Dialogue, Decision-making and Community Action
  • JPS 339: Research Methods
  • JPS 447: Basic Group Facilitation
  • IDS 410: Power, Politics and Public Schools

Campus and Community Involvement

  • Serves on Guilford’s Strategic Long Term Planning Committee
  • Coordinator of the Social Justice component of the college’s Social Justice/Environmental Responsibility Critical Perspectives requirement
  • 2009-2010 Faculty Fellowship by the Center for Principled Problem Solving

Recent Works

  • Participatory action research on gaps in shelter and housing in Greensboro, in collaboration with Guilford students and the Interactive Research Center (local day shelter for people experiencing homelessness)
  • Participatory action research project on local police accountability, in collaboration with Guilford students and the Beloved Community Center of Greensboro
  • A chapter entitled “Negotiating the Boundary of the Academy and the Community”, to be published in the book, The Engaged Campus: Majors and Minors as the New Institutionalization of Community Engagement.