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Erin Hall

Erin Hall

Erin Hall is the Director for Development at the Contemplative Sciences Center at U.Va. 

Alexis Harris

Alexis Harris

Compassionate Schools Project Director, Research Assistant  Professor, Curry School of Education

 

Ira Harris

Ira Harris

In response to a changing society, Dr. Ira Harris—Professor at the McIntire School of Commerce—gives undergraduate students the tools to think critically and mindfully. 

Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart

Currently teaching this semester a doctoral seminar ("Being and God: Contemplation"), which he has taught before. He is writing a book on contemplation as well. His interests are simply in Christian *theoria* and *contemplation* and its relations to phenomenology.

Wendy Hasenkamp

Wendy Hasenkamp

Neuroscientist, teaches Meditation, Brain, and Body: Understanding Contemplative Science to UVA undergrads

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

Wanting to share the rejuvenating experience of quiet reflection, she has designed "Renewal Retreats" for the staff and faculty at U.Va.

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 Program Director for Student Learning and Initiatives for CSC.  

Jinyoung Hwang

Jinyoung Hwang

Jinyoung Hwang is the Admin Assistant of Contemplative Sciences Center at UVa, and she handles general administrative tasks relating to the Center’s activities.

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Neelum Patel

Neelum Patel

Neelum Patel is a student intern at the CSC working to help fellow students learn more about the contemplative sciences.

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

Jason Pickard

Jason Pickard

Jason Pickard joined Tudor Investment Corp. in June 2006.  He is a partner and portfolio manager focusing on discretionary commodity trading. 

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.

Evie Powell

Evie Powell

Evie is a fourth-year student in the Curry School of Education's B/MT Master of Teaching Program. She is a student intern at the CSC, as well as an officer for the CIO Contemplation@UVA.

Lili Powell

Lili Powell

Dr. Elizabeth Powell uses contemplative techniques to teach Executive MBA students leadership presence at the Darden School of Business

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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Kurtis R. Schaeffer

Kurtis R. Schaeffer

Graduate of Harvard University, Kurtis is a Professor in the History of Religions, and currently is Associate Chairman of the Department of Religious Studies.

John Schorling

John Schorling

As a professor at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. John Schorling is eager  to help healthcare students and providers decrease burnout and increase resilience through mindfulness practices.

Sandra Seidel

Sandra Seidel

Sandy Seidel was appointed as Director of Studies in July 2014.  As Director of Studies for the International Residential College, Sandy works with the Principal, the IRC Community Fellows and the IRC Council to build a caring and mindful community.

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.

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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