Dr. Angela Giles
Dr. Giles received an Associate of Applied Science degree in Human Services from Thomas Nelson in 2004. She has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in social work from Christopher Newport University and Virginia Commonwealth University, respectively. She also has a doctoral degree in behavioral health from Arizona State University, where she serves as a faculty member.
A licensed clinical social worker, she currently provides integrative behavioral health services at the Hampton VA Medical Center which serves military veterans in Virginia and North Carolina. Her professional background includes employment with the Newport News Seventh District Court Services and Riverside Health Systems.
As an educator, Dr. Giles used her expertise in caring for veterans to help develop curricula that introduces future clinicians to military and veteran culture emphasizing that population’s integrated healthcare needs and health management concerns. She also serves as a committee member for doctorate students pursuing research in integrated health care. Dr. Giles has also delivered presentations at the Annual Integrated Health Care Conference in Arizona.
She is a member of the Collaborative Family Health Care Association, American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work, American Psychotherapy Association and the Association of VA Social Workers.
Dr. Giles was recently featured on the Public Health Minute, a radio show broadcast at over 10 public radio stations, including National Public Radio, and designed to translate current research findings from expert researchers to communities. The show reaches 2.5 million listeners each week.
Dr. Giles remains connected to Thomas Nelson as a board member of the inaugural Thomas Nelson Alumni Council. Additionally, she established the Dr. Angela J. Giles & Marie A. Giles Scholarship at the College in 2016 to assist students pursuing a career in human services.