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Dorothe Bach

Dorothe Bach

In her role as a faculty/educational developer, she facilitates a variety of events and programs designed to enhance the University’s teaching mission. Intensive multi-day workshops, year-long programs, and learning communities include the TRC’s Course Design Institute, the Excellence in Diversity Fellows Program, and the Contemplative Pedagogy Program, among others. She consults nationally and internationally on higher education teaching and learning. Her research focuses on early and mid-career faculty development, course design, learning portfolios, contemplative pedagogy, using social media for learning, transformational learning, and community engagement. A list of her workshops and publications can be found on her TRC webpage.

Thomas Ball

Thomas Ball

Thomas Ball studied finance and economics at the College of William and Mary and then earned an M.S. in Accounting from the McIntire School of Commerce in 2008. After work experience for an investment banking mergers and acquisitions firm and a large consultancy, he returned to school for a self-directed post baccalaureate pre-med course of study. He volunteered as an EMT for the fire department in his hometown where he meditated on route to respond to 911 calls. During this time, he was fortunate to become a mentee of an Oxford educated minister with knowledge and practice in the contemplative Christian traditions.

Tom Bateman

Tom Bateman

In his courses on leadership—offered through the McIntire School of Commerce, but a minor open to all students of the University—Professor Tom Bateman contextualizes the oft-used term ‘mindfulness’ through discussing how leaders can make decisions which consider long-term consequences for multiple stakeholders. Pausing and being fully aware of the wide array of all of an organization’s goals and opportunities allows leaders to rationally and proactively make decisions without merely reacting instinctively and without thought.

Dorothy  Batten

Dorothy Batten

Ms. Batten is currently the President of the D.N. Batten Foundation and DTMP, LLC, a real estate investment company.

Benji Beardsley

Benji Beardsley

Benji is a student intern at the Contemplative Sciences Center (CSC). Originally from Waterloo, Belgium, he is a fourth-year student majoring in Leadership and Public Policy at the Batten School.

Rosalyn Berne

Rosalyn Berne

In order to combat the overwhelming size of the 350-person Science, Technology, and Contemporary Issues course—as well as the apparent indifference of the majority first-year students—Dr. Berne began introducing contemplative techniques to focus students’ attention on their experience in the here and now. In order to further develop her students’ understanding of how technology is affecting our lives, Dr. Berne combines this contemplative silence with an explicit emphasis on meaning-making which encourages her many engineering students to consider how their work and research can influence the larger society. Dr. Berne explains that this process has helped her to grow as an educator through generating a powerful vulnerability which leaves her open to her students’ particular needs.

Jason Beverage

Jason Beverage

Jason graduated from the University of Virginia in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. 

Owsley Brown III

Owsley Brown III

Owsley graduated from the University of Virginia in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology.

John Bultman

John Bultman

John Bultman is the Ashtanga Yoga Program Director for the Contemplative Sciences Center. He has been practicing Ashtanga yoga daily over 12 years and has been studying Science, the Arts, and spiritual practices his entire life.

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James Coan

James Coan

Through training students in the Specific Affect Coding System (the SPAFF), an independently developed research tool for psychologists and neuroscientists—and a tool that functions as a contemplative practice in itself—Dr. Coan is eager to explore the effects of contemplation in a way that is independent of the many cultural trappings associated with it. Although this work is still in its early stages, Dr. Coan especially hopes to analyze how “SPAFF coding”—the focused observation of emotional behavior in others—affects coders themselves in their everyday lives. With this approach, Dr. Coan hopes to broaden common western views of contemplative practice to include concentration, focused attention, and deliberate action—not merely stress reduction.

Natalie Conneely

Natalie Conneely

Natalie Conneely is the Associate Director of Advancement. She joined the team in September 2018 to support all aspects of fundraising with a specific focus on the Dalai Lama Fellows program.

Elyse Cooner

Elyse Cooner

Elyse offers customized yoga practices that range from restorative to intensive Hatha practices while integrating pranayama and mindfulness techniques.

Geoff Cox

Geoff Cox

Geoff is is an acupuncturist, meditation teacher, and Integral Coach who teaches embodied leadership through meditation, qi gong, and mindful communication. 

Lynne Crotts

Lynne Crotts

After working as an elementary administrator for 12 years, she decided to once again return to the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, where she earned her Ed.D. In the Fall of 2016, Lynne opened her own school, Orion Academy, with a mindfulness foundation in Charlottesville, Virginia. She also teaches “Introduction to Mindfulness” to U.Va. undergraduate and graduate students.

Tim Cunningham

Tim Cunningham

Tim Cunningham, DrPH, MSN, RN is the director of the Compassionate Care Initiative, an assistant professor of nursing, and an assistant professor in the drama department.
 
Sandra Bain Cushman

Sandra Bain Cushman

Sandra specializes in creative mind-body strategies for groups.

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Bryan Garey

Bryan Garey

He is the Assistant Vice President responsible for both HR Consulting Services and Employee Development. With nearly 20 years of human resources experience, he has worked in higher education as well as in nonprofit and corporate sectors. As a consultant and facilitator, he has worked with individuals and organizations all over the country on strategic planning, assessments, team building, change-management, and other development efforts.

He incorporates mindfulness and yoga into his daily life and has introduced contemplative practices into Employee Development programming available to all U.Va. faculty and staff through the Human Resources Leadership Development Center.

David Germano

David Germano

While teaching in the Department of Religious Studies, where he has advised many doctoral students, Germano is the Executive Director of the Contemplative Sciences Center, the Faculty director of the Tibet Center, and SHANTI (Sciences, Humanities, and the Arts Network of Technological Initiatives) at the University of Virginia. He has lived for many years in Tibetan communities in Tibet, where he has also worked extensively on programs of scholarly engagement, community service, participatory knowledge, and digital technology initiatives. He is currently focused on the exploration of contemplative ideas, values, and practices involving scientific methodologies and new applications in diverse fields in the professional schools, and in higher education overall.

Than Grove

Than Grove

Than Grove is the web programmer for the Contemplative Sciences Center. 

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Erin Hall

Erin Hall

Erin Hall is the Director of Advancement for the Contemplative Sciences Center.

Alexis Harris

Alexis Harris

Alexis Harris is the Compassionate Schools Project Director for the Contemplative Sciences Center and a Research Assistant Professor for the Curry School of Education. 

Ira Harris

Ira Harris

Dr. Harris brings a passion for understanding a single issue’s multiple perspectives to his self-designed course Critical Thinking on Business Issues—an undergraduate seminar which uses detailed discussions on complex topics to give students practice in the process of thinking deeply and critically. While the belief in the value of critical thinking skills is becoming increasingly evident throughout the business world, universities are not responding quickly to train their students; Dr. Harris and the University of Virginia, therefore, are forerunners in providing students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the skills of critical thinking.

Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart

Currently teaching a doctoral seminar this semester entitled: "Being and God: Contemplation" and is also writing a book on contemplation.

Emily Haugh

Emily Haugh

Emily Haugh is an undergraduate research assistant exploring the intersection of contemplation and ecology.

Madison Hecht

Madison Hecht

Madison is a third year student from Cincinnati, Ohio majoring in Neuroscience and English at the University of Virginia. She is a student intern at the CSC, allowing her to gain and spread knowledge concerning contemplative practices. In addition to her position at the center, Madison also serves as the Financial Officer of the CIO, Contemplation at UVA. 

Holly Heilberg

Holly Heilberg

Her personal quiet and reflective experience in re-examining her own life has led her to want to create similar experiences for others at U.Va. Thanks to the continuing support of Human Resources, she offers multiple retreats throughout the year. Employees spend the day at a beautiful and restorative setting (The International Center) and soak in various rejuvenating and reflective “tastings”. These include meditation, journaling, laughter yoga, Nia, guided imagery, music and a creative project. Most recently one participant stated that this experience left her “totally stress free, focused and ready to face the world again”.

Erin Lee Henshaw

Erin Lee Henshaw

Erin Lee Henshaw is an entrepreneur and mindfulness facilitator specializing in trauma-informed yoga, breath work and mindset programs.

Leslie  Hubbard

Leslie Hubbard

Leslie Hubbard is the CSC Program Director for Student Learning and Initiatives.

Jinyoung Hwang

Jinyoung Hwang

Jinyoung Hwang is the Operations Coordinator at the Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia. She handles general administrative tasks relating to the Center’s activities.

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Harriett Jameson

Harriett Jameson

Harriett’s design and research interests include understanding how place works synthetically to foster well-being and incorporating holistic ideas of health—including spiritual, mental, and non-Western concepts—into design and planning. Her current MLA thesis is using the Landscapes of Longevity research to cultivate design strategies for public places that can support healthy aging. She is also a researcher for the Biophilic Cities Project.

Tish Jennings

Tish Jennings

Jennings is a Professor of Education at the Curry School of Education and Human Development  at the University of Virginia.

Hiromi Johnson

Hiromi Johnson

Hiromi believes that one of her missions is to help increase awareness of the health benefits of T’ai Chi and Ch’i Kung. 

Jason Jones

Jason Jones

Jason Jones is Assistant Director of the Office of Diversity and Engagement at the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science. 

Paul Tudor Jones

Paul Tudor Jones

Mr. Jones is founder, Co-Chairman, Chief Investment Officer and the controlling principal of Tudor Investment Corporation. Mr. Jones formed Tudor in 1980 and serves as its principal risk taker. Mr. Jones is a global macro discretionary trader and the primary risk taker for the firm’s flagship fund, Tudor BVI Global Fund, and the sole risk taker for Tudor Futures Fund.

Sonia Jones

Sonia Jones

Sonia Jones is a wellness advocate, impact philanthropist, founder of Sonima Wellness and the health and wellness website sonima.com.

Harry Harding, Jr.

Harry Harding, Jr.

He is Dean of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, where he has taught advanced courses on leadership theory and global leadership. He is interested in exploring the application of contemplative principles and practices to leadership, particularly in the public sphere.

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Seara Mainor

Seara Mainor

Seara is a second-year student pursuing a double major in Biology and Cognitive Science n the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia. She is an intern and assistant researcher for the CSC and plans to advocate for preventative and holistic healing in health public policy.

Andrew Maryniuk

Andrew Maryniuk

Andrew Maryniuk is a graduate research assistant at the Contemplative Sciences Center, working with Michael Sheehy to build "Contemplative University", an online repository of indexed knowledge, current research, and practical guides on the contemplative sciences. 

Fred Maus

Fred Maus

Musicologist Fred Everett Maus is interested in musical experience and its relations to contemplation. Recent courses have included material on embodiment in musical experience, therapeutic uses of music, and experimental art influenced by contemplative practices (such as John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, Fluxus).

Benita Mayo

Benita Mayo

Benita Mayo is a CSC yoga instructor.

Kathleen Michel

Kathleen Michel

Kathleen Michel is the Administrative Coordinator for the Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia, providing administrative support to the Executive Director and Center operations. 

David Mick

David Mick

Through his undergraduate seminar Wisdom and Well-Being, David Mick integrates the study of business cases with contemplative practices to explore how we can become mindful and wise leaders. Dr. Mick’s 25-person seminar guides students through a variety of meditation activities and reflective exercises, ending with a Life Envisionment Project which encourages students to actively contemplate how to live a full life professionally and personally in accordance with their values, virtues, and ideals. These efforts allow students the opportunity to explore what it means to live a mindful life and become self-aware of their own innate wisdom.

Polina Mischenko

Polina Mischenko

Polina Mischenko, M.Ed. is a doctoral candidate at UVA’s Curry School of Education. Polina's research focuses on the experiences of teachers delivering the Compassionate School Project.

Jane Muir

Jane Muir

Jane currently serves as the Nursing student representative for U.Va. Student Council and is a Trustee for her class.

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Kim Penberthy

Kim Penberthy

Dr. Jennifer “Kim” Penberthy holds the Chester F. Carlson Professorship Chair in Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences at the UVA School of Medicine. She is clinician, researcher, teacher and innovator using contemplative practices to help people who suffer from deep mental suffering, addiction, and chronic medical conditions, such as cancer and lupus.

Sabrina Peng

Sabrina Peng

Sabrina is a student worker at CSC. She is a second-year student from Shanghai, China studying math and economics at the University of Virginia's College of Arts and Sciences.

Bob Pianta

Bob Pianta

Robert C. Pianta is Dean of the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. He also holds positions as the Novartis Professor of Education, Founding Director of the Curry School’s Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL), Professor of Psychology at the UVa College of Arts & Sciences, and Director of the National Center for Research in Early Childhood Education.

Jason Pickard

Jason Pickard

Jason Pickard retired from Tudor Investment Corp. where he was partner and portfolio manager focusing on discretionary commodity trading since June 2006.

Margaret  Plews-Ogan

Margaret Plews-Ogan

Dr. Plews-Ogan is an internal medicine physician.  Her area of interest is wisdom, in particular how people develop wisdom.

Lili Powell

Lili Powell

After teaching the course Management Communication for several years, Dr. Elizabeth Powell of the Darden School of Business became interested in a topic called Leadership Presence, leading her to “wonder if I could develop a course that goes at public speaking and presentation of self in a different way.” Combining techniques from yoga, Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction program, and theater techniques, Dr. Powell created the course Communicating through Leadership Presence for Darden’s Executive MBA program.

Brian Pusser

Brian Pusser

Brian Pusser is Associate Professor of Higher Education at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. 

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Reuben Rainey

Reuben Rainey

His present courses focus on the design of various types of healthcare facilities and is also engaged in a number of research projects centering on the design of patient-centered medical facilities and healthy neighborhoods and cities. He is especially interested in the use of meditation in medical facilities and the design of the spaces that accommodate it. He has recently completed a study of the design features of an innovative cancer hospital at the University of Florida, Gainesville.

Georgianna Reid

Georgianna Reid

Georgianna is a 4-th year student studying English and sustainability. She serves as the president of Contemplation at UVA, teaches mindfulness, and is happy to meet with anyone in the community who is curious about meditation or contemplation.

Sara Rimm-Kaufman

Sara Rimm-Kaufman

She has spent the last two decades conducting research on elementary school classrooms with the goal of developing roadmaps for administrators and teachers making decisions for teachers and children. Her research examines the interactions between teachers and children and among the students’ themselves. The work pays close attention to school and classroom experiences that support students’ interest in learning, development of self-control, and social and emotional skills. In particular, she has had a steadfast commitment to examining ways of improving school experiences for students most at risk for school failure.

Ed Rivers

Ed Rivers

As a former cross-country coach and current sports administrator for over thirty years at the Universities of Virginia, North Alabama and Mississippi, Mr. Rivers has long been a practitioner of integrating contemplative practices which develop the link between the mind and the body for improved performance in wellness, athletics and management. Now as the special assistant to the Athletics Director, Mr. Rivers is continuing his work to bring University of Virginia students the opportunity to explore mind-body practices. For Ed Rivers, supporting contemplative activities at UVa does not only help students while on Grounds, but also provides them with practical life balance and stress coping skills to succeed after their academic careers.

Jenny Roe

Jenny Roe

Jenny Roe is the Mary Irene DeShong Professor of Design and Health and the Director of the Center of Design and Health in the School of Architecture, University of Virginia (UVa).

Martha  Rouleau

Martha Rouleau

Martha Rouleau is a contemplative practice instructor with CSC. She considers it an honor to be able to practice with others sharing the journey of listening more deeply and compassionately to the true inner wisdom that resides within each of us.

Christopher Ruhm

Christopher Ruhm

Professor Ruhm’s recent research has focused on examining how various aspects of health are produced – including the rise in obesity and relationship between macroeconomic conditions and health – and on the role of government policies in helping parents with young children balance the competing needs of work and family life.

Nicole Ruzek

Nicole Ruzek

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.

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Kurtis R. Schaeffer

Kurtis R. Schaeffer

A graduate of Harvard University's Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies (2000), Kurtis Schaeffer is Professor in the History of Religions section of the Department of Religious Studies, and currently serves as Associate Chairman of the Department.

John Schorling

John Schorling

Dr. Schorling is eager to integrate mindfulness practices into his life and work as a physician and educator. He is involved with the Mindfulness Center course Mindfulness for Healthcare Providers.  Paired with this course, Dr. Schorling also teaches the course Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing for students in the University of Virginia School of Medicine, which utilizes mindfulness and contemplative practices.  He also teaches the course Mindfulness and the Brain which combines learning about the mechanisms within the brain that are impacted by meditation, and actually practicing meditation and mindfulness in order to experience them.

Sandra Seidel

Sandra Seidel

Sandy Seidel has served as an Association Dean in the Undergraduate Advising Office in the College of Arts and Sciences since 2005. As Director of Studies for the International Residential College, Sandy works with the Principal, the IRC Professorial and Community Fellows and the IRC Council to build a caring and mindful residential community.

Bela  Shah

Bela Shah

Bela Shah, J.D. is the Interim Program Manager and Contemplative Leadership Coach for the Contemplative Sciences Center (CSC).

Michael Sheehy

Michael Sheehy

Director of Scholarship at the Contemplative Sciences Center, Michael leads the Contemplative University initiative and is research faculty in Tibetan Buddhist Studies in the Department of Religious Studies.

Kelly Slatery

Kelly Slatery

Kelly is a fourth-year student at the University of Virginia majoring in Cognitive Science and East Asian Studies. Kelly works as a student intern at CSC and serves on the board of the student CIO, Contemplation at UVA with the goal of creating a community and culture of contemplation within the undergraduate space.

Kara Snapp

Kara Snapp

Kara Snapp is a yoga instructor for CSC.

Andy Starr

Andy Starr

Andy Starr is currently a third year medical student at the UVa School of Medicine. Before returning to school, to pursue his MD he received a Master of Acupuncture degree from the Tai Sophia Institute for the Healing Arts in Laurel, MD in 2008 and then ran a private practice in New York City.

Brad Stoller

Brad Stoller

Brad focuses on the playfullness in mindfullness, his classes and workshops have people laughing, hugging, (sometimes crying), and always smiling with the realization that innate health is discovered and we all yearn to share with each other.

Edward Strickler, Jr.

Edward Strickler, Jr.

Elevates uses of contemplative practices for individuals, groups, and communities struggling together for social change.  

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Leslie Tanner

Leslie Tanner

Leslie Tanner is an artist, educator, and meditation teacher.

Kim Tanzer

Kim Tanzer

As Dean of the University of Virginia School of Architecture, Kim Tanzer believes that the environment around people—the building, the landscape, and the community—can have a profound influence on their physical and psychological health. In order to better support creating mindful environments which promote health, Dean Tanzer has been central in establishing the Center for Design and Health—an organization within the architecture school whose purpose is to coordinate students’ study of therapeutic environments. In this move, she has been an innovator in the field, extending the art of building healing environments beyond the more traditionally therapeutic buildings like hospitals.

Athreya  Tata

Athreya Tata

Athreya is currently the Co-President of Compassionate Awareness and Living Mindfully (CALM)

Ann Gill Taylor

Ann Gill Taylor

Professor Taylor has been a faculty member and clinical researcher for more than four decades at the University of Virginia.

Judith Thomas

Judith Thomas

Judith Thomas is the director of Arts and Media Services for the University of Virginia Library.

Patrick Tolan

Patrick Tolan

Patrick H. Tolan is the Charles S. Robb Professor of Education at the University of Virginia in the Curry School of Education, and in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences in the School of Medicine. He is Director Emeritus of the Youth-Nex Center, the UVA Center to Promote Effective Youth Development.

Juliet Trail

Juliet Trail

Juliet Trail is the Director of Education of the Contemplative Sciences Center (CSC). In this role, she oversees the center's direct instruction of academic and co-curricular classes, retreats, events and programs, as well as efforts related to student flourishing in the residential domain. She teaches contemplative courses, manages center research on higher education topics, and has a particular focus on faculty engagement programs designed to connect faculty and classrooms with contemplative and reflective pedagogies.

Nicholas Trautz

Nicholas Trautz

Trained as a meditation instructor in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, Nicholas Trautz has had a central role in leading the contemplative labs for the course Buddhist Meditation where students experiment with a variety of meditation traditions originating in Buddhism, but secularized for a modern context. In addition to weekly practice in the contemplative labs, students are asked to do brief calm-abiding meditations three times a week, while also keeping a journal outlining their experiences and reactions to meditating. Demonstrating the links between creative production and contemplation, these journals have deeply impressed Nicholas and validated the importance of broadening the traditional academic definition of what it means to learn and to know.

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Elaine Waksmunski

Elaine Waksmunski

Elaine’s yoga classes are focused on building deep strength while maintaining a tenderness toward the body. 

Peter Waldman

Peter Waldman

Jeffrey C. Walker

Jeffrey C. Walker

Jeff Walker is Chair of the Advisory Board for the Contemplative Sciences Center. He is Chairman of New Profit, a social change investment fund and is Vice Chair in the United Nations Envoy’s Office focused on front line health.

Zoë Ward

Zoë Ward

Zoë grew up in Charlottesville and graduate from U.Va. in 2005 with a degree in History and Religious Studies.

Mick Watson

Mick Watson

Mick Watson is the director of operations for the Contemplative Sciences Center at UVA, and he handles the fiscal and Human Resources for CSC. 

Lauren Welch

Lauren Welch

Lauren is a fourth-year research assistant for the Student Flourishing Initiative.

Sarah White

Sarah White

Sarah recently received her 200 hour yoga teacher certification from Mosaic Yoga in Charlottesville and continues to study and practice the Ashtanga series with her teacher, Jennifer Elliot.

Susanna Williams

Susanna Williams

Susanna Williams, PhD is Associate Director of the U.Va. Mindfulness Center, where she is a faculty member and teaches several courses.  She has a background in health care, and has worked both internationally and domestically in the area of designing and implementing health systems with a focus on full wellbeing, and sees mindfulness as both an entryway and a prerequisite for global development.

Naomi Worth

Naomi Worth

A current Masters Student in Religion, she studies under several of the Contemplative Science Center's faculty board members, works for the CSC's Ashtanga Yoga program, and teaches yoga at UVa.

Her research interests include Dream Yoga, physical yogic practices that aim at healing and personal development, and philosophy. She hopes to help foster increased communication between Religion, Psychology, Neuroscience, Medicine and Education.

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<div class="list-group"><a href="/people/robin-albertson-wren"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/j._robin_albertson-wren.jpg?itok=k7pFXnCC" width="150" height="150" alt="Robin Albertson-Wren" title="Robin Albertson-Wren" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Robin Albertson-Wren</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Robin Albertson-Wren is CSC mindfulness instructor, author, workshop leader, and conference speaker. </p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/joel-anderson"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/joel_thumbnail.jpg?itok=N9o0bEiI" width="150" height="150" alt="Joel Anderson" title="Joel Anderson" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Joel Anderson</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>His research interests involve the use of non-pharmacological therapies and interventions, including Healing Touch and other mind-body therapies, to improve patient-reported and patient-centered outcomes in chronic disease populations and the health care setting.</p>
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<div class="list-group"><a href="/content/dorothe-bach"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/Bach_Dorothe_thumb-print.jpg?itok=WKgBMIB5" width="150" height="150" alt="Dorothe Bach" title="Dorothe Bach" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Dorothe Bach</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>In her role as a faculty/educational developer, she facilitates a variety of events and programs designed to enhance the University’s teaching mission. Intensive multi-day workshops, year-long programs, and learning communities include the TRC’s Course Design Institute, the Excellence in Diversity Fellows Program, and the Contemplative Pedagogy Program, among others. She consults nationally and internationally on higher education teaching and learning. Her research focuses on early and mid-career faculty development, course design, learning portfolios, contemplative pedagogy, using social media for learning, transformational learning, and community engagement. A list of her workshops and publications can be found on her TRC webpage.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/thomas-ball"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/thomas_ball_edit_jpg.jpeg?itok=kjf3t9aC" width="150" height="150" alt="Thomas Ball" title="Thomas Ball" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Thomas Ball</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Thomas Ball studied finance and economics at the College of William and Mary and then earned an M.S. in Accounting from the McIntire School of Commerce in 2008. After work experience for an investment banking mergers and acquisitions firm and a large consultancy, he returned to school for a self-directed post baccalaureate pre-med course of study. He volunteered as an EMT for the fire department in his hometown where he meditated on route to respond to 911 calls. During this time, he was fortunate to become a mentee of an Oxford educated minister with knowledge and practice in the contemplative Christian traditions.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/tom-bateman"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/bateman_dsc_thumb.jpg?itok=NyD0NsZs" width="150" height="150" alt="Tom Bateman" title="Tom Bateman" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Tom Bateman</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>In his courses on leadership—offered through the McIntire School of Commerce, but a minor open to all students of the University—Professor Tom Bateman contextualizes the oft-used term ‘mindfulness’ through discussing how leaders can make decisions which consider long-term consequences for multiple stakeholders. Pausing and being fully aware of the wide array of all of an organization’s goals and opportunities allows leaders to rationally and proactively make decisions without merely reacting instinctively and without thought.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/dorothy-batten"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/Dorothy%20MJH_thumb.jpg?itok=87y0GM6L" width="150" height="150" alt="Dorothy  Batten" title="Dorothy  Batten" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Dorothy  Batten</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Ms. Batten is currently the President of the D.N. Batten Foundation and DTMP, LLC, a real estate investment company.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/people/benji-beardsley"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/benjamin.beardsley-1.jpeg?itok=9AHc9rRm" width="150" height="150" alt="Benji Beardsley" title="Benji Beardsley" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Benji Beardsley</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Benji is a student intern at the Contemplative Sciences Center (CSC). Originally from Waterloo, Belgium, he is a fourth-year student majoring in Leadership and Public Policy at the Batten School.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/rosalyn-berne"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/headshop-rosalyn_thumb.png?itok=w5_SB-lQ" width="150" height="150" alt="Rosalyn Berne" title="Rosalyn Berne" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Rosalyn Berne</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>In order to combat the overwhelming size of the 350-person Science, Technology, and Contemporary Issues course—as well as the apparent indifference of the majority first-year students—Dr. Berne began introducing contemplative techniques to focus students’ attention on their experience in the here and now. In order to further develop her students’ understanding of how technology is affecting our lives, Dr. Berne combines this contemplative silence with an explicit emphasis on meaning-making which encourages her many engineering students to consider how their work and research can influence the larger society. Dr. Berne explains that this process has helped her to grow as an educator through generating a powerful vulnerability which leaves her open to her students’ particular needs.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/jason-beverage"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/BeverageCSCphoto-thumb.png?itok=rLlay-40" width="150" height="150" alt="Jason Beverage" title="Jason Beverage" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Jason Beverage</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Jason graduated from the University of Virginia in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. </p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/people/owsley-brown-iii"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/owsleybrowniii_cmyk.cscwebsite_1.jpg?itok=hD0ozdWi" width="150" height="150" alt="Owsley Brown III" title="Owsley Brown III" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Owsley Brown III</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Owsley graduated from the University of Virginia in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/john-bultman"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/img_6724_2.jpg?itok=luZWYxPS" width="150" height="150" alt="John Bultman" title="John Bultman" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">John Bultman</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p><an a="" abroad.="" addition="" also="" and="" annually="" as="" ashtanga="" assisting="" at="" authorized="" campbell="" charlottesville.="" classes="" continues="" dedication="" for="" gracious="" has="" have="" he="" held="" his="" hopes="" ii="" in="" india="" instructor="" is="" john="" jois="" level="" mysore="" of="" ongoing="" or="" p="" primary="" principal="" program.="" r.="" sharath="" study="" subbing="" taught="" teach="" teachers="" the="" to="" university="" us="" virginia="" with="" workshops="" yoga="">John Bultman is the Ashtanga Yoga Program Director for the Contemplative Sciences Center. He has been practicing Ashtanga yoga daily over 12 years and has been studying Science, the Arts, and spiritual practices his entire life. </an></p>    </div>  </div></div></a></div><div class='clear'></div><h2>C</h2>
<div class="list-group"><a href="/content/james-coan"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/coan-thumb.jpg?itok=eVyesLHQ" width="150" height="150" alt="James Coan" title="James Coan" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">James Coan</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Through training students in the Specific Affect Coding System (the SPAFF), an independently developed research tool for psychologists and neuroscientists—and a tool that functions as a contemplative practice in itself—Dr. Coan is eager to explore the effects of contemplation in a way that is independent of the many cultural trappings associated with it. Although this work is still in its early stages, Dr. Coan especially hopes to analyze how “SPAFF coding”—the focused observation of emotional behavior in others—affects coders themselves in their everyday lives. With this approach, Dr. Coan hopes to broaden common western views of contemplative practice to include concentration, focused attention, and deliberate action—not merely stress reduction.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/people/natalie-conneely"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/natalie_conneely_720x425.jpg?itok=VR0c_bxz" width="150" height="150" alt="Natalie Conneely" title="Natalie Conneely" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Natalie Conneely</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Natalie Conneely is the Associate Director of Advancement. She joined the team in September 2018 to support all aspects of fundraising with a specific focus on the Dalai Lama Fellows program.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/people/elyse-cooner"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/elyse_1.720x720_0.jpg?itok=OyF5ZpLm" width="150" height="150" alt="Elyse Cooner" title="Elyse Cooner" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Elyse Cooner</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Elyse offers customized yoga practices that range from restorative to intensive Hatha practices while integrating pranayama and mindfulness techniques.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/people/geoff-cox"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/geoffcox_closecrop_0.jpg?itok=WDhgFXL3" width="150" height="150" alt="Geoff Cox" title="Geoff Cox" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Geoff Cox</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Geoff is is an acupuncturist, meditation teacher, and Integral Coach who teaches embodied leadership through meditation, qi gong, and mindful communication. </p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/lynne-crotts"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/Crotts_Lynne-thumb.jpg?itok=Ej4QKI_j" width="150" height="150" alt="Lynne Crotts" title="Lynne Crotts" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Lynne Crotts</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>After working as an elementary administrator for 12 years, she decided to once again return to the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, where she earned her Ed.D. In the Fall of 2016, Lynne opened her own school, Orion Academy, with a mindfulness foundation in Charlottesville, Virginia. She also teaches “Introduction to Mindfulness” to U.Va. undergraduate and graduate students.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/tim-cunningham"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/tim.cunningham.jpg?itok=VMElIW5w" width="150" height="150" alt="Tim Cunningham" title="Tim Cunningham" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Tim Cunningham</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><div>Tim Cunningham, DrPH, MSN, RN is the director of the Compassionate Care Initiative, an assistant professor of nursing, and an assistant professor in the drama department.</div><div> </div>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/people/sandra-bain-cushman"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/head_shot_cropped.jpg?itok=pg4068FM" width="150" height="150" alt="Sandra Bain Cushman" title="Sandra Bain Cushman" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Sandra Bain Cushman</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Sandra specializes in creative mind-body strategies for groups.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a></div><div class='clear'></div><h2>D</h2>
<div class="list-group"><a href="/people/ellen-daniels"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/ellen.daniels_400x400.jpg?itok=cI3SB4FD" width="150" height="150" alt="Ellen Daniels" title="Ellen Daniels" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Ellen Daniels</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Ellen is the <span style="text-align: justify;">Assistant Director of Communications</span> at UVA’s Contemplative Sciences Center.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/martin-davidson"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/martindavidson_053_thumb.jpg?itok=aMl6z3eP" width="150" height="150" alt="Martin Davidson" title="Martin Davidson" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Martin Davidson</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>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.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/people/xara-davies"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/img_0046_-_xara_davies.jpg?itok=pLo-mH6M" width="150" height="150" alt="Xara Davies" title="Xara Davies" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Xara Davies</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p><span data-sheets-userformat="{"2":513,"3":[null,0],"12":0}" data-sheets-value="{"1":2,"2":"Xara Davies is a third-year from England majoring in Modern Literature and Culture. Xara is the Communications Intern for CSC and enjoys promoting events!"}">Xara Davies is the Communications Intern for CSC. She is a third-year student from England majoring in Modern Literature and Culture. </span></p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/tim-davis"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/Davis%20-%20photo_0.jpeg?itok=SCtMDVCC" width="150" height="150" alt="Tim Davis " title="Tim Davis " /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Tim Davis </h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>As Executive Director for Student Resilience & Leadership Development, Tim provides strategic direction on the University’s efforts to foster strengths and build leadership potential in the student community. </p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/people/anthony-demauro"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/anthony_demauro_thumbnail_brightened_6894.jpg?itok=vkWcs6SJ" width="150" height="150" alt="Anthony DeMauro" title="Anthony DeMauro" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Anthony DeMauro</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Anthony DeMauro, Ph.D. is the Associate Director of the Dalai Lama Fellows Program and he also serves as Assistant Director of Student Initiatives for the Contemplative Sciences Center.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/people/susannah-derr"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/susannah_derr-csc.jpg?itok=9mtPEQ3S" width="150" height="150" alt="Susannah  Derr " title="Susannah  Derr " /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Susannah  Derr </h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Susannah is a Night Owl Yoga instructor with CSC. </p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/people/megan-downey"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/downey_megan.headshot_for_csc_website.jpg?itok=ROLqMlTb" width="150" height="150" alt=" Megan  Downey" title=" Megan  Downey" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title"> Megan  Downey</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-12f8863a-7fff-5e08-a1f8-f17fa832423e">Megan Downey in the Contemplative Schools Coordinator for the Contemplative Sciences Center. </span></p><div> </div>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/kauri-dynes"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/kauri.dynes_.jpg?itok=GrAC0upC" width="150" height="150" alt="Kauri Dynes" title="Kauri Dynes" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Kauri Dynes</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Kauri is a yoga instructor for the Contemplative Sciences Center’s Night Owl Yoga Class. </p>    </div>  </div></div></a></div><div class='clear'></div><h2>E</h2>
<div class="list-group"><a href="/content/patricia-frist-elcan"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/elcan%20thumb.jpg?itok=-0AGbY6g" width="150" height="150" alt="Patricia Frist Elcan" title="Patricia Frist Elcan" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Patricia Frist Elcan</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Trisha Elcan currently serves on the Board of The Frist Foundation and is Secretary of the Board of Trustees of Ensworth School.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/people/austin-england"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/austin_england.jpg?itok=pSFm10GN" width="150" height="150" alt="Austin England" title="Austin England" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Austin England</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Austin England is the Development Associate for the Contemplative Sciences Center.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/asa-eslocker"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/Eslocker_Asa_thumb.jpg?itok=X0YLcwow" width="150" height="150" alt="Asa Eslocker" title="Asa Eslocker" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Asa Eslocker</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>With support from the Contemplative Sciences Center, Asa’s research titled “Landscapes of Longevity” has been investigating physical aspects of landscape that enable healthy communities, as well as the importance of a “sense of place” in fostering mental, spiritual, and social well-being. With research partner Harriett Jameson, this research will culminate in publications and a documentary film scheduled for the spring of 2014.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a></div><div class='clear'></div><h2>F</h2>
<div class="list-group"><a href="/content/tamara-fischer-white"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/fischer_thumb.jpg?itok=_wnPUN7-" width="150" height="150" alt="Tamara Fischer-White" title="Tamara Fischer-White" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Tamara Fischer-White</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>A PhD student within the School of Nursing and focused within the Center for the Study of Complementary and Alternative Therapies, Tamara’s dissertation project examines the feasibility of using restorative yoga to assist in symptom management for individuals diagnosed with the chronic disease of fibromyalgia. This research creates the cornerstone for her future work in complementary health-enhancing approaches within chronic disease populations.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/people/courtney-floyd"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/courtney_floyd_edit_6604.jpg?itok=IDMMav3I" width="150" height="150" alt="Courtney Floyd" title="Courtney Floyd" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Courtney Floyd</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Courtney Floyd, Ph.D. (ABD), is Associate Director of Learning Technologies and Digital Humanities at the Contemplative Sciences Center. </p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/people/isabelle-foley"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/_smh1582_-_isabelle_foley.jpg?itok=hQn7GlPb" width="150" height="150" alt="Isabelle Foley" title="Isabelle Foley" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Isabelle Foley</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Isabelle Foley is a research assistant for the Contemplative Sciences Center. </p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/dorrie-fontaine"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/fontaine-thumb_0.jpg?itok=Lyj4JFxl" width="150" height="150" alt="Dorrie Fontaine" title="Dorrie Fontaine" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Dorrie Fontaine</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>After a transformational experience at the Upaya Zen center funded through the generosity of Tussi Kluge, Dorrie Fontaine—Dean of the Nursing School—introduced the Compassionate Care Initiative to help nursing students, faculty and Medical Center colleagues become better healthcare providers for both their patients and themselves. Through yoga, meditation, and other activities focused on developing mindful awareness, nursing students and others develop the tools to create a compassionate healthcare system with a genuine concern for patient well-being.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a></div><div class='clear'></div><h2>G</h2>
<div class="list-group"><a href="/content/bryan-garey"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/garey13-thumb.jpg?itok=UPuSPzAM" width="150" height="150" alt="Bryan Garey" title="Bryan Garey" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Bryan Garey</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>He is the Assistant Vice President responsible for both HR Consulting Services and Employee Development. With nearly 20 years of human resources experience, he has worked in higher education as well as in nonprofit and corporate sectors. As a consultant and facilitator, he has worked with individuals and organizations all over the country on strategic planning, assessments, team building, change-management, and other development efforts.</p>
<p>He incorporates mindfulness and yoga into his daily life and has introduced contemplative practices into Employee Development programming available to all U.Va. faculty and staff through the Human Resources Leadership Development Center.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/david-germano"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/germano-thumb.jpg?itok=tUg4vLh_" width="150" height="150" alt="David Germano" title="David Germano" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">David Germano</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>While teaching in the Department of Religious Studies, where he has advised many doctoral students, Germano is the Executive Director of the Contemplative Sciences Center, the Faculty director of the Tibet Center, and SHANTI (Sciences, Humanities, and the Arts Network of Technological Initiatives) at the University of Virginia. He has lived for many years in Tibetan communities in Tibet, where he has also worked extensively on programs of scholarly engagement, community service, participatory knowledge, and digital technology initiatives. He is currently focused on the exploration of contemplative ideas, values, and practices involving scientific methodologies and new applications in diverse fields in the professional schools, and in higher education overall.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/people/grove"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/TgByPines.jpg?itok=oTSGpdHX" width="150" height="150" alt="Than Grove" title="Than Grove" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Than Grove</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Than Grove is the web programmer for the Contemplative Sciences Center. </p>    </div>  </div></div></a></div><div class='clear'></div><h2>H</h2>
<div class="list-group"><a href="/content/erin-hall"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/Erin%20HAll_Thumb.jpg?itok=fbBx2GIZ" width="150" height="150" alt="Erin Hall" title="Erin Hall" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Erin Hall</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Erin Hall is the Director of Advancement for the Contemplative Sciences Center.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/alexis-harris"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/alexis%20harris_thumb.jpg?itok=I0QG77uY" width="150" height="150" alt="Alexis Harris" title="Alexis Harris" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Alexis Harris</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Alexis Harris is the Compassionate Schools Project Director for the Contemplative Sciences Center and a Research Assistant Professor for the Curry School of Education. </p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/ira-harris"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/harris_dsc_thumb.jpg?itok=LTVxs-S9" width="150" height="150" alt="Ira Harris" title="Ira Harris" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Ira Harris</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Dr. Harris brings a passion for understanding a single issue’s multiple perspectives to his self-designed course <em>Critical Thinking on Business Issues—</em>an undergraduate seminar which uses detailed discussions on complex topics to give students practice in the process of thinking deeply and critically. While the belief in the value of critical thinking skills is becoming increasingly evident throughout the business world, universities are not responding quickly to train their students; Dr. Harris and the University of Virginia, therefore, are forerunners in providing students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the skills of critical thinking.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/kevin-hart"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/Kevin_John_Hart_02_DAa.jpg?itok=WKRua4UL" width="150" height="150" alt="Kevin Hart" title="Kevin Hart" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Kevin Hart</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Currently teaching a doctoral seminar this semester entitled: "Being and God: Contemplation" and is also writing a book on contemplation.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/people/emily-haugh"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/img_1558_-_emily_haugh.jpeg?itok=w9WJ_LJH" width="150" height="150" alt="Emily Haugh" title="Emily Haugh" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Emily Haugh</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Emily Haugh is an undergraduate research assistant exploring the intersection of contemplation and ecology.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/madison-hecht"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/madison_h.jpg?itok=mwkdGUZh" width="150" height="150" alt="Madison Hecht" title="Madison Hecht" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Madison Hecht</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Madison is a third year student from Cincinnati, Ohio majoring in Neuroscience and English at the University of Virginia. She is a student intern at the CSC, allowing her to gain and spread knowledge concerning contemplative practices. In addition to her position at the center, Madison also serves as the Financial Officer of the CIO, Contemplation at UVA. </p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/holly-heilberg"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/heilberg-thumb.jpg?itok=_AsXDvUz" width="150" height="150" alt="Holly Heilberg" title="Holly Heilberg" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Holly Heilberg</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Her personal quiet and reflective experience in re-examining her own life has led her to want to create similar experiences for others at U.Va. Thanks to the continuing support of Human Resources, she offers multiple retreats throughout the year. Employees spend the day at a beautiful and restorative setting (The International Center) and soak in various rejuvenating and reflective “tastings”. These include meditation, journaling, laughter yoga, Nia, guided imagery, music and a creative project. Most recently one participant stated that this experience left her “totally stress free, focused and ready to face the world again”.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/erin-lee-henshaw"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/erin.henshaw.2592x2592.jpg?itok=4PyXB4ZI" width="150" height="150" alt="Erin Lee Henshaw" title="Erin Lee Henshaw" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Erin Lee Henshaw</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Erin Lee Henshaw is an entrepreneur and mindfulness facilitator specializing in trauma-informed yoga, breath work and mindset programs.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/leslie-hubbard"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/leslie.hubbard-thumb.jpg?itok=-fYbUs8Y" width="150" height="150" alt="Leslie  Hubbard" title="Leslie  Hubbard" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Leslie  Hubbard</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Leslie Hubbard is the CSC Program Director for Student Learning and Initiatives.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/people/jinyoung-hwang"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/jinyoung_hwang-2018_profile.jpg?itok=XqLude-o" width="150" height="150" alt="Jinyoung Hwang" title="Jinyoung Hwang" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Jinyoung Hwang</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Jinyoung Hwang is the Operations Coordinator at the Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia. She handles general administrative tasks relating to the Center’s activities.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a></div><div class='clear'></div><h2>I</h2>
<div class="list-group"><a href="/content/karen-inkelas"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/karen%20inkelas_thumb.jpg?itok=0qe6wbBS" width="150" height="150" alt="Karen Kurotsuchi Inkelas" title="Karen Kurotsuchi Inkelas" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Karen Kurotsuchi Inkelas</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p><span style="text-align: justify;">Karen Kurotsuchi Inkelas is the Research Director for Undergraduate Initiatives for the Contemplative Sciences Center.</span></p>    </div>  </div></div></a></div><div class='clear'></div><h2>J</h2>
<div class="list-group"><a href="/content/harriett-jameson"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/Jameson_CSC_website_2_0.jpg?itok=BYEgv0J8" width="150" height="150" alt="Harriett Jameson" title="Harriett Jameson" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Harriett Jameson</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Harriett’s design and research interests include understanding how place works synthetically to foster well-being and incorporating holistic ideas of health—including spiritual, mental, and non-Western concepts—into design and planning. Her current MLA thesis is using the Landscapes of Longevity research to cultivate design strategies for public places that can support healthy aging. She is also a researcher for the Biophilic Cities Project.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/tish-jennings"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/tish.thumb_.png?itok=w3VbqsN6" width="150" height="150" alt="Tish Jennings" title="Tish Jennings" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Tish Jennings</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Jennings is a Professor of Education at the Curry School of Education and Human Development  at the University of Virginia.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/hiromi-johnson"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/hiromi-thumb.png?itok=w3WDZ6se" width="150" height="150" alt="Hiromi Johnson" title="Hiromi Johnson" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Hiromi Johnson</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Hiromi believes that one of her missions is to help increase awareness of the health benefits of T’ai Chi and Ch’i Kung. </p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/jason-jones"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/JasonJones-thumbnail.jpg?itok=_YpDzhBp" width="150" height="150" alt="Jason Jones " title="Jason Jones " /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Jason Jones </h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Jason Jones is Assistant Director of the Office of Diversity and Engagement at the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science. </p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/paul-tudor-jones"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/PaulTudorJones-360.jpg?itok=SbJs1txK" width="150" height="150" alt="Paul Tudor Jones" title="Paul Tudor Jones" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Paul Tudor Jones</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Mr. Jones is founder, Co-Chairman, Chief Investment Officer and the controlling principal of Tudor Investment Corporation. Mr. Jones formed Tudor in 1980 and serves as its principal risk taker. Mr. Jones is a global macro discretionary trader and the primary risk taker for the firm’s flagship fund, Tudor BVI Global Fund, and the sole risk taker for Tudor Futures Fund.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/sonia-jones"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/Sonia_thumb.jpg?itok=bCAG47qM" width="150" height="150" alt="Sonia Jones" title="Sonia Jones" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Sonia Jones</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Sonia Jones is a wellness advocate, impact philanthropist, founder of Sonima Wellness and the health and wellness website sonima.com.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/harry-harding-jr"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/harding-thumb.jpg?itok=2D5VxBPu" width="150" height="150" alt="Harry Harding, Jr." title="Harry Harding, Jr." /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Harry Harding, Jr.</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>He is Dean of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, where he has taught advanced courses on leadership theory and global leadership. He is interested in exploring the application of contemplative principles and practices to leadership, particularly in the public sphere.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a></div><div class='clear'></div><h2>K</h2>
<div class="list-group"><a href="/people/karolyn-kinane"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/cropped_headshot_feb_2017_0.jpg?itok=6tO9-wGf" width="150" height="150" alt="Karolyn Kinane" title="Karolyn Kinane" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Karolyn Kinane</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Karolyn Kinane, Ph.D., is Associate Director of Faculty Engagement and Pedagogy at the Contemplative Sciences Center.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/rebecca-kneedler"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/kneedler-thumb.jpg?itok=hiOC_3JB" width="150" height="150" alt="Rebecca Kneedler" title="Rebecca Kneedler" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Rebecca Kneedler</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>After being introduced to mindfulness practices through her participation in Jon Kabat-Zinn’s visit to University of Virginia in 2010, Rebecca Kneedler realized that such techniques could have a profound impact on future teachers and educators. In her course <em>Characteristics of Emotional Disturbances and Behavioral Disorders, </em>Dr. Kneedler includes a lengthy section on mindfulness practices, which she hopes will provide her students the tools to help children with behavioral problems, while also protecting themselves from the self-recrimination and blame face by many inexperienced teachers. Through hiring a full-time coordinator, Dr. Kneedler plans to expand the mindfulness programs in the Curry School in the future.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/people/marty-krasney"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/marty_krasney_neutral1.jpg?itok=NlrWgzM6" width="150" height="150" alt="Marty Krasney" title="Marty Krasney" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Marty Krasney</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Marty Krasney is an educator and organizational executive who served as the first Executive Director of Dalai Lama Fellows, from the its inception until its relocation to CSC.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/people/neha-kulkarni"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/neha.k.jpg?itok=9spUZRqR" width="150" height="150" alt="Neha Kulkarni" title="Neha Kulkarni" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Neha Kulkarni</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Neha is a second-year UVA student and a student intern at CSC.  She enjoys working with students to integrate contemplative practices into their lives.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a></div><div class='clear'></div><h2>L</h2>
<div class="list-group"><a href="/people/karen-leshner"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/karen_leshner.square.jpg?itok=BD2xQJid" width="150" height="150" alt="Karen  Leshner" title="Karen  Leshner" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Karen  Leshner</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p style="text-align: justify;">Karen Leshner is the founder of Intrepid Philanthropy Foundation, a family foundation focused on education in the San Francisco Bay Area. Intrepid’s mission is to identify, recruit, mentor and recognize superior teachers and school leaders.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/angeline-lillard"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/Angeline_Lillard.bd__0.jpg?itok=vy59_GUL" width="150" height="150" alt="Angeline Lillard" title="Angeline Lillard" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Angeline Lillard</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Dr. Lillard's research concerns how children manage to live in pretend worlds as well as real ones and how those worlds effect them. Research on the impact of television on executive function, the transfer of information across the real-pretend boundary, the course of pretending over one's lifetime, how children understand to enter and exit pretend frames, how the brain responds to what is only imagined, and what children know about pretending all fall under this. She also studies Montessori education and its outcomes.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/people/robin-lilly"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/robin_lilly_68_400_1.jpg?itok=CaF0jUpQ" width="150" height="150" alt="Robin Lilly" title="Robin Lilly" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Robin Lilly</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Robin Lilly, M.Ed., Viniyoga Therapist, has been a yoga practitioner for over 25 years.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/michael-livermore"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/livermore2.jpg?itok=g7Nl5-ht" width="150" height="150" alt="Michael  Livermore" title="Michael  Livermore" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Michael  Livermore</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>His primary teaching and research interests are in administrative law, environmental law, cost-benefit analysis and executive review of agency decision-making. </p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/people/katherine-ludwig"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/katherineludwig.jpg?itok=fqgWb4Ac" width="150" height="150" alt="Katherine Ludwig" title="Katherine Ludwig" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Katherine Ludwig</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Katherine Ludwig is a Contemplative Sciences Writer for the Contemplative Sciences Center.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a></div><div class='clear'></div><h2>M</h2>
<div class="list-group"><a href="/people/seara-mainor"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/seara.mainor.img_2439.1x1.jpg?itok=gAiahR_e" width="150" height="150" alt="Seara Mainor" title="Seara Mainor" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Seara Mainor</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Seara is a second-year student pursuing a double major in Biology and Cognitive Science n the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia. She is an intern and assistant researcher for the CSC and plans to advocate for preventative and holistic healing in health public policy.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/people/andrew-maryniuk"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/img_20170914_121757.jpg?itok=K6N5bufD" width="150" height="150" alt="Andrew Maryniuk" title="Andrew Maryniuk" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Andrew Maryniuk</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Andrew Maryniuk is a graduate research assistant at the Contemplative Sciences Center, working with Michael Sheehy to build "Contemplative University", an online repository of indexed knowledge, current research, and practical guides on the contemplative sciences. </p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/fred-maus"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/fred.maus_.jpg?itok=tYGIya8s" width="150" height="150" alt="Fred Maus" title="Fred Maus" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Fred Maus</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Musicologist Fred Everett Maus is interested in musical experience and its relations to contemplation. Recent courses have included material on embodiment in musical experience, therapeutic uses of music, and experimental art influenced by contemplative practices (such as John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, Fluxus).</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/people/benita-mayo"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/benitamayo-3.jpeg?itok=CLMoQG2x" width="150" height="150" alt="Benita Mayo" title="Benita Mayo" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Benita Mayo</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Benita Mayo is a CSC yoga instructor.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/people/kathleen-michel"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/rev_kathleen_michel_edit_6541.jpg?itok=gu_M9Sr9" width="150" height="150" alt="Kathleen Michel" title="Kathleen Michel" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Kathleen Michel</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Kathleen Michel is the Administrative Coordinator for the Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia, providing administrative support to the Executive Director and Center operations. </p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/david-mick"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/mick-thumb_0.jpg?itok=gYN8xxf5" width="150" height="150" alt="David Mick" title="David Mick" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">David Mick</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Through his undergraduate seminar <em>Wisdom and Well-Being,</em> David Mick integrates the study of business cases with contemplative practices to explore how we can become mindful and wise leaders. Dr. Mick’s 25-person seminar guides students through a variety of meditation activities and reflective exercises, ending with a Life Envisionment Project which encourages students to actively contemplate how to live a full life professionally and personally in accordance with their values, virtues, and ideals. These efforts allow students the opportunity to explore what it means to live a mindful life and become self-aware of their own innate wisdom.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/people/polina-mischenko"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/polina.mischenko.img_9121.1x1.jpg?itok=OF7TXPCU" width="150" height="150" alt="Polina Mischenko" title="Polina Mischenko" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Polina Mischenko</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Polina Mischenko, M.Ed. is a doctoral candidate at UVA’s Curry School of Education. Polina's research focuses on the experiences of teachers delivering the Compassionate School Project.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/jane-muir"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/Jane%20thumb.jpg?itok=GepKjygw" width="150" height="150" alt="Jane Muir" title="Jane Muir" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Jane Muir</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Jane currently serves as the Nursing student representative for U.Va. Student Council and is a Trustee for her class.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a></div><div class='clear'></div><h2>N</h2>
<div class="list-group"><a href="/content/eva-natanya"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/rolf-thumb.jpg?itok=sT8b1vk-" width="150" height="150" alt="Eva Natanya" title="Eva Natanya" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Eva Natanya</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Eva Natanya is a doctoral candidate in Tibetan Buddhism at the University of Virginia. Previously, she studied Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and yogic practice for over eleven years, principally under Geshe Michael Roach (Lobsang Chunzin), through the Asian Classics Institute and at Diamond Mountain University</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a></div><div class='clear'></div><h2>O</h2>
<div class="list-group"><a href="/content/margaret-odahowski"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/Odahowski_Marga-thumb.jpg?itok=DXOTWQ7x" width="150" height="150" alt="Marga Odahowski" title="Marga Odahowski" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Marga Odahowski</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Bringing mindfulness and yoga to the International Residential Collage (IRC) since it's inception in the year 2000, Marga Odahowski has led the way for free weekly yoga, workshops, seminars, academic courses and leadership development based on mindfulness and other contemplative practices. Building a compassionate global living learning community with an emphasis of creating a living space that invites contemplation and providing community courses and events that explore compassion and social change has been the corner stone of Marga work with the IRC community. Incorporating mindfulness and other contemplative practices into academic leadership courses and university leadership programs for over 20 years, Marga introduced mindfulness to the Darden School of Business over 16 years ago has been a mindfulness trainer consultant in the MBA Executive Program.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a></div><div class='clear'></div><h2>P</h2>
<div class="list-group"><a href="/content/kim-penberthy"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/kim-penberthy-cropped.jpg?itok=gk8ts81p" width="150" height="150" alt="Kim Penberthy" title="Kim Penberthy" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Kim Penberthy</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Dr. Jennifer “Kim” Penberthy holds the Chester F. Carlson Professorship Chair in Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences at the UVA School of Medicine. She is clinician, researcher, teacher and innovator using contemplative practices to help people who suffer from deep mental suffering, addiction, and chronic medical conditions, such as cancer and lupus.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/sabrina-peng"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/sabrina.peng_.750x750.jpg?itok=Xbg9wNcz" width="150" height="150" alt="Sabrina Peng" title="Sabrina Peng" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Sabrina Peng</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Sabrina is a student worker at CSC. She is a second-year student from Shanghai, China studying math and economics at the University of Virginia's College of Arts and Sciences.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/bob-pianta"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/Bob_Pianta_sm.jpg?itok=4XZPUCVH" width="150" height="150" alt="Bob Pianta" title="Bob Pianta" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Bob Pianta</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Robert C. Pianta is Dean of the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. He also holds positions as the Novartis Professor of Education, Founding Director of the Curry School’s Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL), Professor of Psychology at the UVa College of Arts & Sciences, and Director of the National Center for Research in Early Childhood Education.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/jason-pickard"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/pickard%20thumb.jpg?itok=820sVjq6" width="150" height="150" alt="Jason Pickard" title="Jason Pickard" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Jason Pickard</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p><span style="color: rgb(3, 3, 3); font-family: opensans-regular, helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Jason Pickard retired from Tudor Investment Corp. where he was partner and portfolio manager focusing on discretionary commodity trading since June 2006.</span></p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/margaretplews-ogan"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/plews-oganm.720x.jpg?itok=B1Z5gyLA" width="150" height="150" alt="Margaret  Plews-Ogan" title="Margaret  Plews-Ogan" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Margaret  Plews-Ogan</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Dr. Plews-Ogan is an internal medicine physician.  Her area of interest is wisdom, in particular how people develop wisdom.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/lili-powell"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/powell-thumb.jpg?itok=uEnQADFI" width="150" height="150" alt="Lili Powell" title="Lili Powell" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Lili Powell</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>After teaching the course <em>Management Communication </em>for several years, Dr. Elizabeth Powell of the Darden School of Business became interested in a topic called Leadership Presence, leading her to “wonder if I could develop a course that goes at public speaking and presentation of self in a different way.” Combining techniques from yoga, Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction program, and theater techniques, Dr. Powell created the course <em>Communicating through Leadership Presence</em> for Darden’s Executive MBA program.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/brian-pusser"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/exp%20pusser%20%2014_thumb_0.jpg?itok=Bv6AXBVB" width="150" height="150" alt="Brian Pusser" title="Brian Pusser" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Brian Pusser</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p><span style="color: rgb(59, 59, 59);">Brian Pusser is Associate Professor of Higher Education at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. </span></p>
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<div class="list-group"><a href="/content/reuben-rainey"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/Copy%20of%20Reuben_Rainey_0.jpg?itok=_KVxyLYS" width="150" height="150" alt="Reuben Rainey" title="Reuben Rainey" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Reuben Rainey</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>His present courses focus on the design of various types of healthcare facilities and is also engaged in a number of research projects centering on the design of patient-centered medical facilities and healthy neighborhoods and cities. He is especially interested in the use of meditation in medical facilities and the design of the spaces that accommodate it. He has recently completed a study of the design features of an innovative cancer hospital at the University of Florida, Gainesville.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/georgianna-reid"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/georgianna_reid_0.jpg?itok=yqu2tmuQ" width="150" height="150" alt="Georgianna Reid" title="Georgianna Reid" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Georgianna Reid</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p style="text-align: justify;">Georgianna is a 4-th year student studying English and sustainability. She serves as the president of Contemplation at UVA, teaches mindfulness, and is happy to meet with anyone in the community who is curious about meditation or contemplation.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/sara-rimm-kaufman"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/Rimm-Kaufman-thumb.jpg?itok=Ai0mQGl_" width="150" height="150" alt="Sara Rimm-Kaufman" title="Sara Rimm-Kaufman" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Sara Rimm-Kaufman</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>She has spent the last two decades conducting research on elementary school classrooms with the goal of developing roadmaps for administrators and teachers making decisions for teachers and children. Her research examines the interactions between teachers and children and among the students’ themselves. The work pays close attention to school and classroom experiences that support students’ interest in learning, development of self-control, and social and emotional skills. In particular, she has had a steadfast commitment to examining ways of improving school experiences for students most at risk for school failure.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/ed-rivers"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/rivers-thumb.jpg?itok=j6vfjI7_" width="150" height="150" alt="Ed Rivers" title="Ed Rivers" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Ed Rivers</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>As a former cross-country coach and current sports administrator for over thirty years at the Universities of Virginia, North Alabama and Mississippi, Mr. Rivers has long been a practitioner of integrating contemplative practices which develop the link between the mind and the body for improved performance in wellness, athletics and management. Now as the special assistant to the Athletics Director, Mr. Rivers is continuing his work to bring University of Virginia students the opportunity to explore mind-body practices. For Ed Rivers, supporting contemplative activities at UVa does not only help students while on Grounds, but also provides them with practical life balance and stress coping skills to succeed after their academic careers.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/jenny-roe"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/Jenny_Roe_01_DA_0.jpeg?itok=ImgH2L1v" width="150" height="150" alt="Jenny Roe" title="Jenny Roe" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Jenny Roe</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Jenny Roe is the Mary Irene DeShong Professor of Design and Health and the Director of the Center of Design and Health in the School of Architecture, University of Virginia (UVa).</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/people/martha-rouleau"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/martha.jpg?itok=zYXoKjUo" width="150" height="150" alt="Martha  Rouleau" title="Martha  Rouleau" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Martha  Rouleau</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Martha Rouleau is a contemplative practice instructor with CSC. She considers it an honor to be able to practice with others sharing the journey of listening more deeply and compassionately to the true inner wisdom that resides within each of us.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/christopher-ruhm"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/ruhm%20thumb.jpg?itok=wgjBhOIq" width="150" height="150" alt="Christopher Ruhm" title="Christopher Ruhm" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Christopher Ruhm</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Professor Ruhm’s recent research has focused on examining how various aspects of health are produced – including the rise in obesity and relationship between macroeconomic conditions and health – and on the role of government policies in helping parents with young children balance the competing needs of work and family life.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/nicole-ruzek"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/NicoleRuzek-720_opt_0.jpg?itok=YM4cWUqI" width="150" height="150" alt="Nicole Ruzek" title="Nicole Ruzek" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Nicole Ruzek</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>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.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a></div><div class='clear'></div><h2>S</h2>
<div class="list-group"><a href="/content/kurtis-r-schaeffer"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/schaeffer-thumb.jpg?itok=cQJSp_Mm" width="150" height="150" alt="Kurtis R. Schaeffer" title="Kurtis R. Schaeffer" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Kurtis R. Schaeffer</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>A graduate of Harvard University's Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies (2000), Kurtis Schaeffer is Professor in the History of Religions section of the Department of Religious Studies, and currently serves as Associate Chairman of the Department.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/john-schorling-md"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/schorling-thumb.jpg?itok=eOhtWUuG" width="150" height="150" alt="John Schorling" title="John Schorling" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">John Schorling</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Dr. Schorling is eager to integrate mindfulness practices into his life and work as a physician and educator. He is involved with the Mindfulness Center course <em>Mindfulness for Healthcare Providers.  </em>Paired with this course, Dr. Schorling also teaches the course <em>Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing </em>for students in the University of Virginia School of Medicine, which utilizes mindfulness and contemplative practices.  He also teaches the course <em>Mindfulness and the Brain</em> which combines learning about the mechanisms within the brain that are impacted by meditation, and actually practicing meditation and mindfulness in order to experience them.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/people/sandra-seidel"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/sandy_seidel.jpg?itok=R8DkV-Kv" width="150" height="150" alt="Sandra Seidel" title="Sandra Seidel" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Sandra Seidel</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p><span style="text-align: justify;">Sandy Seidel has served as an Association Dean in the Undergraduate Advising Office in the College of Arts and Sciences since 2005. </span><span style="text-align: justify; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">As Director of Studies for the International Residential College, Sandy works with the Principal, the IRC Professorial and Community Fellows and the IRC Council to build a caring and mindful residential community.</span></p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/people/bela-shah"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/bela.jpg?itok=YVufir3H" width="150" height="150" alt="Bela  Shah" title="Bela  Shah" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Bela  Shah</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Bela Shah, J.D. is the Interim Program Manager and Contemplative Leadership Coach for the Contemplative Sciences Center (CSC).</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/people/michael-sheehy"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/sheehy_3292_copy_0.jpg?itok=sVoFt4vK" width="150" height="150" alt="Michael Sheehy" title="Michael Sheehy" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Michael Sheehy</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Director of Scholarship at the Contemplative Sciences Center, Michael leads the Contemplative University initiative and is research faculty in Tibetan Buddhist Studies in the Department of Religious Studies.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/kelly-slatery"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/kelly.final_.jpg?itok=skfHi-V0" width="150" height="150" alt="Kelly Slatery" title="Kelly Slatery" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Kelly Slatery</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Kelly is a fourth-year student at the University of Virginia majoring in Cognitive Science and East Asian Studies. Kelly works as a student intern at CSC and serves on the board of the student CIO, Contemplation at UVA with the goal of creating a community and culture of contemplation within the undergraduate space.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/kara-snapp"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/Kara-twitter_0.jpg?itok=oKbPD00m" width="150" height="150" alt="Kara Snapp" title="Kara Snapp" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Kara Snapp</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Kara Snapp is a yoga instructor for CSC.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/andy-starr"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/starr-thumb.jpg?itok=-H6nPHOT" width="150" height="150" alt="Andy Starr" title="Andy Starr" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Andy Starr</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Andy Starr is currently a third year medical student at the UVa School of Medicine. Before returning to school, to pursue his MD he received a Master of Acupuncture degree from the Tai Sophia Institute for the Healing Arts in Laurel, MD in 2008 and then ran a private practice in New York City.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/brad-stoller"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/brad.stoller.jpg?itok=LXbbL1FT" width="150" height="150" alt="Brad Stoller" title="Brad Stoller" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Brad Stoller</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Brad focuses on the playfullness in mindfullness, his classes and workshops have people laughing, hugging, (sometimes crying), and always smiling with the realization that innate health is discovered and we all yearn to share with each other.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/edward-strickler-jr"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/strickler%20thumb.jpg?itok=5_3rjdAv" width="150" height="150" alt="Edward Strickler, Jr." title="Edward Strickler, Jr." /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Edward Strickler, Jr.</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Elevates uses of contemplative practices for individuals, groups, and communities struggling together for social change.  </p>
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<div class="list-group"><a href="/people/leslie-tanner"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/leslie_tanner_headshot.jpg?itok=C2PJMy7k" width="150" height="150" alt="Leslie Tanner" title="Leslie Tanner" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Leslie Tanner</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Leslie Tanner is an artist, educator, and meditation teacher.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/kim-tanzer"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/tanzer-thumb.jpg?itok=k_nrZYbe" width="150" height="150" alt="Kim Tanzer" title="Kim Tanzer" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Kim Tanzer</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>As Dean of the University of Virginia School of Architecture, Kim Tanzer believes that the environment around people—the building, the landscape, and the community—can have a profound influence on their physical and psychological health. In order to better support creating mindful environments which promote health, Dean Tanzer has been central in establishing the Center for Design and Health—an organization within the architecture school whose purpose is to coordinate students’ study of therapeutic environments. In this move, she has been an innovator in the field, extending the art of building healing environments beyond the more traditionally therapeutic buildings like hospitals.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/athreya-tata"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/athreya%20thumb%20photo.jpg?itok=bMZZA2qu" width="150" height="150" alt="Athreya  Tata " title="Athreya  Tata " /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Athreya  Tata </h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p><span style="font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(59, 59, 59);">Athreya is currently the Co-President of Compassionate Awareness and Living Mindfully </span><span style="font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(59, 59, 59);">(CALM)</span></p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/ann-gill-taylor-edd-aprn-faan"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/taylor-thumb.jpg?itok=rJFUORrP" width="150" height="150" alt="Ann Gill Taylor" title="Ann Gill Taylor" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Ann Gill Taylor</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Professor Taylor has been a faculty member and clinical researcher for more than four decades at the University of Virginia.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/judith-thomas"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/thomas-thumb.jpg?itok=etxj-FKu" width="150" height="150" alt="Judith Thomas" title="Judith Thomas" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Judith Thomas</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Judith Thomas is the director of Arts and Media Services for the University of Virginia Library.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/patrick-tolan"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/tolan-thumb.jpg?itok=ELMvFEGk" width="150" height="150" alt="Patrick Tolan" title="Patrick Tolan" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Patrick Tolan</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Patrick H. Tolan is the Charles S. Robb Professor of Education at the University of Virginia in the Curry School of Education, and in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences in the School of Medicine. He is Director Emeritus of the Youth-Nex Center, the UVA Center to Promote Effective Youth Development.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/juliet-trail"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/JulietTrail300X300.jpg?itok=KwnX1fuu" width="150" height="150" alt="Juliet Trail" title="Juliet Trail" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Juliet Trail</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Juliet Trail is the Director of Education of the Contemplative Sciences Center (CSC). In this role, she oversees the center's direct instruction of academic and co-curricular classes, retreats, events and programs, as well as efforts related to student flourishing in the residential domain. She teaches contemplative courses, manages center research on higher education topics, and has a particular focus on faculty engagement programs designed to connect faculty and classrooms with contemplative and reflective pedagogies.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/nicholas-trautz"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/trautz_nicholas.png?itok=2lJfpc5V" width="150" height="150" alt="Nicholas Trautz" title="Nicholas Trautz" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Nicholas Trautz</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Trained as a meditation instructor in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, Nicholas Trautz has had a central role in leading the contemplative labs for the course <em>Buddhist Meditation</em> where students experiment with a variety of meditation traditions originating in Buddhism, but secularized for a modern context. In addition to weekly practice in the contemplative labs, students are asked to do brief calm-abiding meditations three times a week, while also keeping a journal outlining their experiences and reactions to meditating. Demonstrating the links between creative production and contemplation, these journals have deeply impressed Nicholas and validated the importance of broadening the traditional academic definition of what it means to learn and to know.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a></div><div class='clear'></div><h2>W</h2>
<div class="list-group"><a href="/people/elaine-waksmunski"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/elaine_photo_loversgonna.jpg?itok=2popZYNG" width="150" height="150" alt="Elaine Waksmunski" title="Elaine Waksmunski" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Elaine Waksmunski</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Elaine’s yoga classes are focused on building deep strength while maintaining a tenderness toward the body. </p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/peter-waldman"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/waldman_peter_0.png?itok=aNt31A0m" width="150" height="150" alt="Peter Waldman" title="Peter Waldman" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Peter Waldman</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser">    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/jeffrey-walker"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/Jeff%20Sept%20Photo%5B1%5D.jpg?itok=Ya0mAoly" width="150" height="150" alt="Jeffrey C. Walker" title="Jeffrey C. Walker" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Jeffrey C. Walker</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Jeff Walker is Chair of the Advisory Board for the Contemplative Sciences Center. He is Chairman of New Profit, a social change investment fund and is Vice Chair in the United Nations Envoy’s Office focused on front line health.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/people/zo%C3%AB-ward"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/Zoe%20Ward_thumb.jpg?itok=1XLeXt-B" width="150" height="150" alt="Zoë Ward" title="Zoë Ward" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Zoë Ward</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p><span style="line-height: 26.6666679382324px;">Zoë grew up in Charlottesville and graduate from U.Va. in 2005 with a degree in History and Religious Studies.</span></p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/people/mick-watson"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/mick_watson_720x390_6587.jpg?itok=_GdQEsIl" width="150" height="150" alt="Mick Watson" title="Mick Watson" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Mick Watson</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Mick Watson is the director of operations for the Contemplative Sciences Center at UVA, and he handles the fiscal and Human Resources for CSC. </p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/lauren-welch"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/lauren_1_of_1.jpg?itok=NT3RFWDu" width="150" height="150" alt="Lauren Welch" title="Lauren Welch" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Lauren Welch</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Lauren is a fourth-year research assistant for the Student Flourishing Initiative.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/sarah-white"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/sarah%20white%20yoga%20.jpg?itok=PA-_K48d" width="150" height="150" alt="Sarah White" title="Sarah White" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Sarah White</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Sarah recently received her 200 hour yoga teacher certification from Mosaic Yoga in Charlottesville and continues to study and practice the Ashtanga series with her teacher, Jennifer Elliot.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/susanna-williams"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/susanna.williams.jpg?itok=WMYN_ZHg" width="150" height="150" alt="Susanna Williams" title="Susanna Williams" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Susanna Williams</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Susanna Williams, PhD is Associate Director of the U.Va. Mindfulness Center, where she is a faculty member and teaches several courses.  She has a background in health care, and has worked both internationally and domestically in the area of designing and implementing health systems with a focus on full wellbeing, and sees mindfulness as both an entryway and a prerequisite for global development.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/naomi-worth-0"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="https://csc.virginia.edu/sites/default/files/styles/csc_medium/public/naomi_worth.jpg?itok=uWqhvkUe" width="150" height="150" alt="Naomi Worth" title="Naomi Worth" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Naomi Worth</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>A current Masters Student in Religion, she studies under several of the Contemplative Science Center's faculty board members, works for the CSC's Ashtanga Yoga program, and teaches yoga at UVa.</p>
<p>Her research interests include Dream Yoga, physical yogic practices that aim at healing and personal development, and philosophy. She hopes to help foster increased communication between Religion, Psychology, Neuroscience, Medicine and Education.</p>
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