Applied Meditation

Applied Meditation Studies Program Faculty

Glenn Wallis

Glenn Wallis, Ph.D., Chair, Associate Professor

Ph.D. Harvard University

M.A. Harvard University

Glenn Wallis trained as a specialist in ancient and medieval Indian Buddhist doctrine and practice as recorded in Sanskrit, Pali, and Tibetan sources. He began formal Buddhist practice in 1975, and subsequently received training in various forms of Buddhist meditation. Wallis has taught in the religion departments of several universities, including the University of Georgia, Brown University, and Bowdoin College. He is the author of five books: The Dhammapada: Verses on the Way (New York: Random House, Modern Library, 2004); Mediating the Power of Buddhas (Albany: State University of New York Press, Buddhist Studies Series, 2002); Basic Teachings of the Buddha (New York: Random House, Modern Library, 2007); Buddhavacana: A Pali Reader (Onalaska, WA: Pariyatti Press, 2010); and Cruel Theory, Sublime Practice: Toward a Revaluation of Buddhism (Roskilde: Eyecorner Press, 2013) as well as numerous articles and reviews on various aspects of Buddhism in both scholarly journals and popular magazines. Most recently, Wallis has combined his interests to develop critical models for understanding Buddhism, and how, in particular, it is taking shape in the contemporary West.

Gloria Nouel, Ph.D., Academic Dean, Associate Professor

Ph.D., Duquesne University

M.A., West Georgia College

Gloria Nouel received her PhD in Clinical Psychology with an Existential-Phenomenological approach from Duquesne University. She currently serves as the Academic Dean and Chief Academic Officer of the Won Institute. Formerly Gloria served as faculty and a director of the Counseling Psychology program at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and as an Assistant Dean for program development at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. She has a lifelong interest in the intersection of East-West thinking in psychology, spirituality and philosophy. She has taught a range of courses at the graduate and undergraduate level. She has published and presented in the areas of bereavement, spiritual practices at work and counseling training.

Helen J. Rosen, Ph.D., MSW., Associate Professor

Ph.D. Rutgers University

MSW New York University

Helen Rosen is currently a faculty member at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. She teaches Buddhism, meditation, and psychotherapy to psychoanalytic candidates and psychotherapy students. She has taught at Rutgers University School of Social Work in Camden, NJ; the University of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Osteopathic Medicine in Cherry Hill, NJ; Widener University School of Social Work; Rowan College and Bryn Mawr College. Her book Unspoken Grief: Coping with Childhood Sibling Loss won a Best Book Award from the American Journal of Nursing. Her most recent paper is “Integrating Meditation into a Traditional Psychotherapy Practice.”

Eileen Cardillo, D.Phil, Adjunct Professor

D.Phil, University of Oxford

B.S., College of William & Mary

Eileen Cardillo received her doctorate while a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford, and completed her postdoctoral training at the University of California, San Diego and the University of Pennsylvania. She currently coordinates the participation of brain injured patients in neuropsychological research at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania. In her own research, she combines behavioral, patient, and neuroimaging studies to understand the neural basis of language. She is also interested in cognitive and neural changes associated with different types of meditation practice, and how best to pursue the study of the mind from both a first person, contemplative perspective and a third person, scientific perspective.

Elizabeth Reed, Adjunct Professor

MAMS, Won Institute of Graduate Studies (in progress)

Elizabeth Reed has been deeply interested in meditation for most of her life. She studied meditation techniques in several disciplines before starting Buddhist meditation. For her Bachelor's Degree she investigated the intersections of Buddhism and Western science and philosophy in North America, with an emphasis on dialogue and transformation. She is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Applied Meditation Studies at Won Institute.