At Brown there are a number of professors who teach from a contemplative perspective or whose research includes a significant contemplative element; it is from this group that we would form the core faculty for the concentration. Some of them teach courses in which contemplative experience is studied primarily from a third-person approach; others primarily from a critical first-person approach; others blend both approaches. But all share a common vision that human contemplative experience is a valid and important subject for research and teaching. This group includes: 


Judson Brewer, Contemplative Studies, School of Public Health, Mindfulness Center at Brown
Willoughby Britton, Psychiatry, Alpert Medical School, Mindfulness Center at Brown
Ellen Flynn, Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Alpert Medical School, Women’s Health Collaborative
Stephanie Jones, Carney Institute for Brain Science
Lynn Koerbel,
Mindfulness Center at Brown
Sara Lazar, 
Contemplative Studies, Harvard-Mass General
Eric Loucks, School of Public Health, Mindfulness Center at Brown
Brad Marston, Physics
Jeffrey Proulx, Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Mindfulness Center at Brown


Larson DiFiori, DUS Contemplative Studies, Religious Studies
Christopher Hill,
Michael Kennedy, Sociology, Interim Director of Contemplative Studies (Fall 2022)
Jared Lindahl, Contemplative Studies, Religious Studies
Rose McDermott, Political Science
Finnian Moore-Gerety, Religious Studies, Contemplative Studies
 Reddy, Contemplative Studies, Religious Studies
Harold Roth, Religious Studies, East Asian Studies, Director of Contemplative Studies (On Sabbatical Fall 2022)


Michelle Bach-Coulibaly, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
Carol DeBoer-Langworthy, English (Nonfiction Writing)

Program and Financial Coordinator:  Anne Heyrman-Hart  For all inquiries or to schedule an appointment with Professors Roth or DiFiori please email [email protected]

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