- Educational Psychology (2020)
Kathryn Byrnes directs the Baldwin Center for Learning & Teaching. She leads faculty development initiatives on campus related to teaching and learning. She facilitates book groups for faculty and staff and designs and leads workshops on instructional design, contemplative pedagogy, culturally responsive pedagogy, assessment, universal design for learning and inclusion and equity.
Kathryn is one of the founding faculty of the Teachings in Mindful Education Institute (TiME) in Maine and the former Board President of the Mindfulness in Education Network (MiEN). She taught Education, Mindfulness and Psychology courses at Lesley University, Bowdoin College, the University of Colorado at Boulder and Colorado College and has facilitated faculty development workshops online and in person across the United States. Her research focuses on contemplative pedagogy, theory, and practice in higher education, and has been published in several journals and edited books. She co-edited a series of books on Contemplative Practices, Pedagogy and Research in Education.
Byrnes, K. & Caron, J.* (2018). Mindfulness in Education: Contemplative Inquiry in a Community of Learners in Second-Person Contemplative Approaches: Case Studies, SUNY.
Dorman, E., Byrnes, K. & Dalton, J. (Eds.) (2018). Impacting Teaching and Learning: Contemplative Practices, Pedagogy, and Research in Education. New York, NY: Rowman & Littlefield.
Dalton, J. & Dorman, E., & Byrnes, K. (Eds.) (2018). The Teaching Self: Contemplative Practices, Pedagogy, and Research in Education. New York, NY: Rowman & Littlefield.
Byrnes, K. Dalton, J. & Dorman, E.(Eds.) (2017). Cultivating a Culture of Learning: Contemplative Practices, Pedagogy, and Research in Education. New York, NY: Rowman & Littlefield.
Byrnes, K. (2017). Across space and time: Designing online contemplative learning. In Byrnes, Dalton, & Dorman, (Eds). Cultivating a culture of learning: Contemplative Practices, Pedagogy, and Research in Education. (pp 85-97), New York, NY: Rowman & Littlefield.
Byrnes, K. & Bassarear, T. (2015). Enhancing Student Learning Through Contemplative Pedagogy. In Mindful Teaching and Learning: Developing a Pedagogy of Well-Being. New York, NY: Lexington Books.
*Denotes Bowdoin College student author
Byrnes, K. Sustaining the Courage to Educate with Inclusivity and Equity. Portland, OR. POD Conference. November 2018.
Byrnes, K., Dalton, J. & Dorman, E. Integrating Contemplation in Preservice Teacher Education. International Symposia for Contemplative Studies. San Diego, CA, November 2016.
“For the Love of Learning #46- Mindfulness in Education Dialogue” (online) January, 2016
Byrnes, K. Call to Care. Bridging the Hearts and Minds of Youth: Mindfulness and Compassion in Clinical Practice, Education and Research. San Diego, CA. February 2015.
“A Pedagogy of Care: Scientific Foundation and Implications for Social and Emotional Learning” Hue University, Hue, Vietnam, September 2014
- PhD, Education, University of Colorado at Boulder
- MAT, Education, Wake Forest University
- BA, Psychology, Davidson College