Director of the Baldwin Center for Learning and Teaching and Lecturer in Education

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.

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  • PhD, Education, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • MAT, Education, Wake Forest University
  • BA, Psychology, Davidson College