Professor, Contemplative Education
MA in Contemplative Education
MA Buddhist and Western Psychology, Naropa Institute
Graduate Study, Earlham School of Religion
Certificate in Elementary Education, University of Denver
BA History, Knox College
From the heart
Naropa students and faculty are amazingly willing to enter into a mutual journey combining
transformative self development with skill and content acquisition. The result is
a university full of unique yet interconnected individuals.
The Naropa University President's Award for Teaching, May, 1998.
- “Transitions and Rhythms in Higher Education Instruction.” A chapter in Contemplative
Learning and Inquiry Across Disciplines. (2014) Edited by Gunnlaugson, O. Bai, H.
Sarath, E. & Scott, C. SUNY, NY.
- “Embodied Presence: Contemplative Teacher Education.” A chapter co-authored with Simone,
G. & Worley, L. in The Handbook of Mindfulness in Education: Emerging Theory, Research,
and Programs Edited by Schonert-Reichl, K. & Rosier, R. Springer Press. Forthcoming
Creative activity summary
I am one of three authors of the Care for Teachers program developed through the Garrison
Institute. The results of studies on this short term inservice teacher training are
showing positive results for teacher well being, as well as carry-over effects for
improved classroom learning.
- Authentic Knowledge
- Transforming Instruction and Curriculum
- Compassionate Teaching
- Masters Project
What book do you find yourself regularly pressing into the hands of students?
The Courage to Teach by Parker Palmer
Have you ever helped a student reach an “ah ha” or transformational moment?
Students sometimes comment about the importance of the realization that contemplative
qualities are natural, not an add-on. It's about cultivating what is already within
Coffee or tea?
The sky is unlimited!