Cheryl L. Genet, Ph.D. earned her bachelor’s in Psychology and her master’s and doctoral degrees in Interdisciplinary Science and Theology. She focuses her current research on scientific paradigms, cosmological stories, interfaith relations, and understanding our emerging global community. She taught at Central Arizona College and at California Polytechnic State University Osher Institute for Life-Long Learning. Currently she teaches Philosophy and World Religions at Cuesta College (since 2007).
Genet co-chaired and co-edited three conferences and resulting books in the CFP/CEF Humanity Conference and Book Series: Evolution of Religion: Studies Theories, and Critiques, The Evolutionary Epic: Science's Story and Humanity's Response, and Science, Wisdom, and the Future: Humanity’s Quest for a Flourishing Earth. She is also the director of the Science and Humanities Program for the Collins Educational Foundation (CEF).
She began teaching online at Cuesta College in 2012, having completed five online teaching units through California Community College's "At One" training. Besides her own courses she developed Russell Genet's Astronomy Research Seminar for Canvas, meeting California's Online Education Initiatives standards, and for roll-out nationally under a National Science Foundation Grant. She is currently working with Russell to develop an online course in Cultural Evolution under a Templeton Foundation Grant.
She lives with her husband Russell near Santa Margarita Lake, on the beautiful Central Coast of California. She and Russell live in Hawaii in the winter months. Outside of education and philosophy, Genet's passion is scrapbooking. She has three children, 11 grandchildren, and one beautiful great granddaughter--who play prominent rolls in her scrapbooks!