Faculty and Staff
Find out more and connect with other Middlebury community members involved in mindfulness.
Beginner Mindfulness Class
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
- Nadine Canter-Barnicle, Community Engagement Specialist and Visiting Scholar
- Alisyn Gruener, Assistent Dean of Student Life and Engagement at MIIS
- Saifa Hussain, Associate Chaplain/Muslim Advisor
- 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
- Jason Vrooman, Chief Curator and Director of Engagement
This is not an exhaustive list. If you would like to be included, please email either the 2022 Mindfulness Fellow Zoya Kobets ‘24 at email@example.com or the Scott Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Listed with permission of Staff or Faculty member.
Conferences and Retreats
Global Joy Summit
Celebrating our shared humanity and finding joy in challenging times.
Find out information about the speakers and registration on their website.
University of California, San Diego
ISCR Annual Conference
The inaugural annual conference hosted by International Society for Contemplative Research
Garrison Institute in NY
The Mind & Life Institute Summer Research Institue
“The Mind & Life Summer Research Institute (SRI), now in its 20th year, is a weeklong immersive program. Unlike traditional academic conferences, the program provides opportunities for deep dialogue across disciplines as well as inquiry through first-person reflection and contemplative practice.”
The Mind & Life Institute also offers Online Courses
Professional Development Opportunities
Contemplative Mind in Society
CMind is a leader in contemplative research and development. Check out their book, journal, article, toolkit, and bibliography!
Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education
ACMHE is an associate program of CMind that is dedicated to “contemplative teaching and learning.”
Inward Bound Mindfulness Education
iBme offers programs for teens and teacher training.
MindUp offers resources and training to adults to help kids develop mental success and resiliency.
Their programing helps educators manage stress and bring skills for social and emotional learning into the class and community.
Koru is an evidence-driven program offering certification and skills to professionals to help young adults with mindful living.
CARE for Teachers
This program was designed by a team of educators to promote social and emotional well-being education.
Mindfulness Center at Brown
Offering MBSR teacher training and other resources to improve the lives of students and all individuals.
Mindfulness Teacher Training Alliance
Supported by Brown’s Mindfulness Center, this group leads a multitude of training programs in mindfulness.
“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 referer to our Pedagogy and Higher Ed Development Reading list.