Anthony DeMauro, Ph.D., is the Associate Director of Dalai Lama Fellows, an innovative global leadership program designed to help young leaders cultivate the inner capacities that support and sustain the outer work of social change. In this role, Anthony manages many aspects of the program including recruitment and evaluation of prospective fellows, delivery of the Head, Heart, and Hands curriculum, coaching of fellows, and planning and delivery of the yearly global assembly.
Anthony also serves as Assistant Director of Student Initiatives for the Contemplative Sciences Center (CSC). In this role, he develops, coordinates, and delivers contemplative learning experiences at the University of Virginia. He manages pedagogical, research, administrative, and service aspects of contemplative learning initiatives within CSC.
Before joining CSC full-time in 2018, Anthony worked part-time for CSC as a Contemplative Instructor for three years, delivering contemplative programming to the University community through drop-in sessions, workshops, and retreats.
As a Ph.D. student in UVA’s Curry School of Education from 2014-2018, Anthony worked in the Contemplative Teaching and Learning Lab and taught courses in classroom management and mindfulness for teachers. His dissertation research focused on how K-12 teachers’ personal mindfulness practices influenced their professional teaching practice such as their ability to build relationships with students, manage their classrooms, and meet students’ needs. Anthony’s teaching and scholarly work emerged from his own experiences working in educational settings as a teacher, clinician, coach, and consultant. Throughout his Ph.D. program, Anthony also served as a steering committee member of SEEDS 4 Change, a student group dedicated to creating personal, interpersonal, and systemic change toward equity and inclusivity at the Curry School of Education.
In addition to his work with CSC, Anthony delivers mindfulness- and compassion-based professional development programs to K-12 educators through Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (CARE) and co-facilitates mindfulness retreats for teenagers with Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme).