Wendy Cadge, Founder of the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab

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Wendy Cadge, Founder of the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab and Professor in the Department of Sociology at Brandeis University, joins us to share the latest research into the field of chaplaincy in this changing world. Join the conversation!

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Wendy Cadge is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program. She is the Social Science Division Head and Senior Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives in the School of Arts & Sciences.

She teaches and writes about religion in the contemporary United States, especially as related to health care, immigration and sexuality. She is the author of Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America (University of Chicago Press, 2005), Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine (University of Chicago Press, 2012) and numerous articles including recent ones on airport chaplains, the role of religion on hospital ethics committees, and the development of chaplaincy as a profession.

A committed teacher, she is a recipient of the Michael Walzer ’56 Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Dean of Arts and Sciences Mentoring award for Outstanding Teaching of Students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

She founded and co-directed the Transforming Chaplaincy Project from 2015 to 2019, and in 2018 launched the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab. An award-winning teacher, she has published more than seventy-five articles and raised more than $6.5 million in support of her own research and teaching and that of colleagues.