Mindfulness @ Middlebury

About Mindfulness at Middlebury

“Mindfulness—as an initiative to facilitate community members’ engagement and practice in intentional focus, overall well-being, and a calm approach to life and problem solving—supports our core values of educating beyond the classroom and working with the whole student.”

—From the Mindfulness at Middlebury Steering Committee Report

Middlebury’s emerging mindfulness initiative strives to develop contemplative culture across our institution.

Programs and activities will be built around four key areas, each of which will be led by two colleagues.

  • Contemplative practices and the curriculum
    (Middlebury College Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research)
    Becky Gould, Middlebury College Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies
    Jim Ralph, Middlebury College Dean of Faculty Development & Research
    and Rehnquist Professor of American History & Culture
  • Mindfulness programs for students outside the classroom (wellness)
    Mark Orten, Middlebury College Dean of Spiritual & Religious Life
    and Director of the Scott Center

    Baishakhi Taylor, Middlebury College Dean of Students and Lecturer in Sociology
  • Programs for staff and faculty (health and wellness)
    Andi Lloyd, Middlebury College Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
    and Stewart Professor of Biology

    Laura Wilkinson, Middlebury College Senior Nurse Practitioner
    and Integrative Health Coach for Parton Center for Health & Wellness
  • Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (all mindfulness initiatives)
    Julie E. Johnson, MIIS Associate Professor, French Translation & Interpretation
    Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation & Language Education (GSTILE)
    Jennifer Hambleton-Holguin, MIIS Career & Academic Advisor, Director of Fellowships, Exchanges and Study Abroad

The vision created by the Mindfulness Steering Committee will require further discussion and collaboration, and may take years to achieve. For a more detailed history of the mindfulness initiative, read the overview or download a PDF copy of the Mindfulness at Middlebury Steering Committee Report.

Mindfulness Steering Committee Members

Aimee Diehl, Sue Driscoll, Melissa Hammerle, Kimberlie Hansen, Julie Johnson, Gus Jordan, Michelle McCauley, Erin Quinn, Eli Susman, Patricia Szasz, Bill Waldron, Catharine Wright, and Michelle Yang

Administrative members: Jim Ralph, Steve Snyder, and Tim Spears

In-House Advisory Committee Members

Naila Baloch, James Berg, Sophie Esser Calvi, Carole Cavanaugh, Kim Cronise, Katie Ann Dutcher, Rebecca Gould, Michel Gueldry, Jennifer Herrera, John Huddleston, Jon Isham, Marc Lapin, Jonathan Miller-Lane, Amy Morsman, Andrea Olsen, Mike Roy, John Spackman, Linda White, Larry Yarbrough, Robert Schine, and Lyuba Zarsky

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