Faculty Directory

Susan S. Phillips

New College Berkeley
Executive Director and Professor of Sociology and Christianity

Core Doctoral Faculty
At the GTU since
1990
Degrees and Certifications

PhD, UC Berkeley, 1985
BA, Willamette University, 1976

Research and Teaching Interests
  • The Sociology of Christian Spirituality
  • The Self in Social Psychology
  • The Sociology and Ethics of Care
  • Spiritual Direction
  • Spiritual Formation and Thriving
Selected Publications
  • The Cultivated Life: From Ceaseless Striving to Receiving Joy, IV Press, 2015.
  • Serving God’s Community: Studies in Honor of W. Ward Gasque, Regent College Publishing, 2014.
  • “Spiritual Directors in a Time of AIDS: Bearing Witness to Suffering and Grace” in The Way, 2013.
  • “Care, Caring” in The Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics, Baker Academic Books, 2011.
  • “Spirituality and the Social Sciences” in Dictionary of Christian Spirituality, 2011.
  • Candlelight: Illuminating the Art of Spiritual Direction, Morehouse, 2008