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Research interests involve the use of non-pharmacological therapies and interventions.
Research focuses on early and mid-career faculty development, course design, learning portfolios, contemplative pedagogy.
Facilitates meditations for fellow students and works to encourage the offering of more free opportunities to students.
Prof. Tom Bateman discusses what it means to engage in rational and mindful leadership.
Bringing a life-long passion for contemplation to her work, Dr. Susan Bauer-Wu develops nurses into more resilient and compassionate caregivers.
Uses contemplative silence to focus her 350-person classroom and help beginning engineering students understand the meaning of their work.
Owsley graduated from the University of Virginia in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology.
Authorized Level II Ashtanga Instructor and the principal Mysore instructor for the University of Virginia Ashtanga Yoga Program.
John Campbell is an Assistant Professor in Religious Studies and a founding CSC Directorate member.
Removes the cultural trappings from contemplation in order to understand the effects it has on practitioners and how it can be made more accessible for beginners.
Lynne teaches "Introduction to Mindfulness" to U.Va. undergraduate and graduate students.
Communications and Marketing Manager
Martin’s captivating and thought-provoking teaching style has earned him praise and recognition from MBA students and Executive Education participants he has impacted at two of the top-ranked business schools in the country—currently at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, and previously at the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College.
Has been investigating physical aspects of landscape that enable healthy communities and foster mental, spiritual, and social well-being.
Focus is the investigation of complementary practices relevant to symptom self-management and the prevention of chronic disease.
Encourages nursing students, faculty and Medical Center colleagues to develop empathy and resiliency in order to better care for their patients and themselves.
Incorporates mindfulness and yoga into his daily life and has introduced contemplative practices into Employee Development at U.Va.
Germano is lead faculty director of the Contemplative Sciences Center, the Tibet Center, and the SHANTI digital initiatives at UVa.
Prof. Sam Green guides students to bring their attention to the present and combat academic stress in his course Introduction to Mindfulness.
Erin Hall is the Development Director for the Contemplative Sciences Center at U.Va.
Department of Human Services and Youth-Nex, Curry School of Education
In response to a changing society, Dr. Ira Harris—Professor at the McIntire School of Commerce—gives undergraduate students the tools to think critically and mindfully.
Currently teaching this semester a doctoral seminar ("Being and God: Contemplation"), which he has taught before. He is writing a book on contemplation as well. His interests are simply in Christian *theoria* and *contemplation* and its relations to phenomenology.
Wanting to share the rejuvenating experience of quiet reflection, she has designed "Renewal Retreats" for the staff and faculty at U.Va.
MLA thesis is using the Landscapes of Longevity research to cultivate design strategies for public places that can support healthy aging.
An expert in mindfulness and teaching and a recognized leader in the field of social and emotional learning.
Paul Tudor Jones serves on the Advisory Board of the Contemplative Sciences Center.
Sonia Jones is a wellness advocate, impact philanthropist, and co-founder of Sonima Wellness and the Sonima Foundation. Her passion is achieving meaningful change in global communities through best practices in health & wellness.
Interested in exploring the application of contemplative principles and practices to leadership, particularly in the public sphere.
For teachers in stressful classrooms, Dr. Kneedler offers training in mindfulness practices.
Research concerning how children manage to live in pretend worlds as well as real ones and how those worlds effect them.
His primary teaching and research interests are in administrative law, environmental law, cost-benefit analysis and executive review of agency decision-making.
What does it mean to be a wise leader and a wise person generally? David Mick uses wisdom readings and mindfulness practices to explore this topic with McIntire students.
Jane currently serves as the Nursing student representative for U.Va. Student Council and is a Trustee for her class.
Eva Natanya is a doctoral candidate in Tibetan Buddhism at the University of Virginia.
As Director of the International Residence College, Marga Odahowski uses contemplative practices to encourage her students to generate self-compassion and confidence through her academic courses on Mindful Leadership.
Innovator using contemplative practices to help those people experiencing deep mental suffering; educating medical residents in how best to work with distressed patients.
Robert C. Pianta is Dean of the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia
Dr. Elizabeth Powell uses contemplative techniques to teach Executive MBA students leadership presence at the Darden School of Business
Brian Pusser is Associate Professor of Higher Education at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia.
Especially interested in the use of meditation in medical facilities and the design of the spaces that accommodate it.
Her research examines the interactions between teachers and children and among the students' themselves.
Ensures that students and employees have the opportunity to develop and practice mind-body awareness for lifetime wellness.
Recent research examines how various aspects of health are produced and the role of government policies in helping parents with young children.
For the past 10 years Dr. Ruzek has provided psychological care for emerging adults at universities in California and Virginia. She joined UVa’s Student Health Services (SHS) in August 2012 and is currently a Staff Psychologist and Group Services Coordinator for the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) division of SHS. Dr. Ruzek received her PhD from Sofia University (formerly the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology) in 2004.
Graduate of Harvard University, Kurtis is a Professor in the History of Religions, and currently is Associate Chairman of the Department of Religious Studies.
As a professor at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. John Schorling is eager to help healthcare students and providers decrease burnout and increase resilience through mindfulness practices.
Andy Starr is currently a third year medical student at the UVa School of Medicine.
Elevates uses of contemplative practices for individuals, groups, and communities struggling together for social change.
Encourages her students to consider the chorography of space in creating a sustainable future for the planet.
Athreya is currently the Co-President of Compassionate Awareness and Living Mindfully (CALM).
Professor Taylor has been a faculty member and clinical researcher for more than four decades at the University of Virginia. She directs the Center for the Study of Complementary and Alternative Therapies.
Judith Thomas is the director of Arts and Media Services for the University of Virginia Library.
Patrick Tolan is the Director of Youth-Nex and Professor Curry School of Education and Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia.
Transforming students through an introduction to traditional contemplative traditions.
Utilizing traditional shamanic contemplation techniques, Dr. Edith Turner teaches her students about the importance of justice and gratitude.
Completing graduate school for Public Health and then eventually becoming an MD.
Participating in the Bhutan GNH Research Project as an Architect and Academic in collaboration with others.
Chair of the Advisory Board for Contemplative Sciences Center.
Operations Manager for the Contemplative Sciences Center at U.Va.
Susanna Williams, PhD is Associate Director of the U.Va. Mindfulness Center, where she is a faculty member and teaches several courses.
Has spent over a decade immersed in the theories and practices of yoga and Buddhism