Apple, chalk, and eraser on a table with the background of a chalk board with the quote “How can higher education become a more multidimensional enterprise, one that draws on the full range of human capacities for knowing, teaching, and learning?” from Zajonc and Palmer 2010

Find out more and connect with other Middlebury community members involved in mindfulness.

Beginner Mindfulness Class (2022)

Beginner’s Mindfulness: All employees are invited to join Coach Cami, founder of Guided Resilience for this eight-week course.  Come away with strategies which enable you to relate to your inner states, thoughts, and other experiences to reduce unnecessary suffering and increase joy and sense of purpose.  Click here to learn more. 

Mondays, January 9th through February 27th. 7:30-9:00pm EST.

There is no cost for this program, but space is limited so register today. To register, email Information provided by the college’s Employee Well-being Program through Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium


This section includes a list of professors and staff who teach classes that include a mindfulness component, study meditation practices academically, are trained in specific practices, or have a practice of their own. The names listed show the large number of faculty who are involved in mindfulness in some way or another. These people may serve as resources for other faculty, staff, and students, but mostly the intention is to connect members across disciplines and positions.


  • James Berg, Associate Professor of English and American Literatures
  • Kim Cronise, Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Katie Dutcher, CACS Adjunct Professor at MIIS
  • Deb Evans, Associate Professor of American Studies
  • Melissa Hammerle, Visiting Assistant Professor of Education Studies
  • John Huddleston, Fletcher Professor Emeritus of the Arts
  • Marc Lapin, Associate Laboratory Professor in Environmental Studies
  • Michelle McCauley, Provost, Professor of Psychology
  • Elizabeth Morrison, Associate Professor of Religion
  • Emily Proctor, Professor of Mathematics
  • John Spackman, Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • William Waldron, Professor of Religion
  • Lida Winfield, Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance
  • Catharine Wright, Director of the Writing and Rhetoric Program, Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric and GSFS
  • Lyuba Zarsky, Professor of Sustainable Business and Development at MIIS

Find a list of associated classes.


  • Sophia Calvi, Director of Programs at FEC
  • Alisyn Gruener, Assistent Dean of Student Life and Engagement at MIIS
  • Chuck Mason, Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs
  • Ellen McKay Jewett, Scott Center Program Coordinator
  • Mark Orten, Director; Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life; Chaplain of the College
  • Erin Quinn, Director of Athletics
  • Jim Ralph, Dean of Faculty Development and Research; Rehnquist Professor of American History and Culture
  • Michael Roy, Dean of the Library
  • Mark Saltveit, Circulation Services Specialist
  • Rebecca Schubert, GMHEC Employee Wellbeing Program Coordinator
  • Patricia Szasz, Associate Dean for Language and Professional Programs at MIIS
  • Danielle Stillman, Associate Chaplain, Rabbi


This is not an exhaustive list. If you would like to be included, please email the Scott Center at  Listed with permission of Staff or Faculty member.  


“For contemplative pedagogy to flourish, higher education may need a broader worldview, one which includes the outer and inner realities of human existence and one which values the inner experience of students (and teachers) as well as their academic outputs.” (Keiser and Sakulkoo, 2014)

For more reading to deepen your understanding of mindfulness based pedagogy or contemplative pedagogy refer to our Pedagogy and Higher Ed Development Reading list. 

Charles P. Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life
46 South Street
Middlebury, VT 05753