Douglas Kennedy, Ph.D.

Mindfulness in Education Lead,

Douglas Kennedy

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-625-6946

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware St. S.E. D513 Mayo Memorial Building MMC505
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Mindfulness in Education Lead

Integrative Health Faculty Research Fellow

PhD, University of Minnesota, CIDE

Education, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Carleton College, Political Science

CQ Level 2 Certified Facilitator, IDI Qualified Administrator


Dr. Kennedy brings a passion for education, instructional coaching, and mindfulness to the Center for Spirituality & Healing. He currently teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness in Educational Settings at the Center, and is leading the Center's Mindfulness in Education initiative, where he has designed curricular and coaching interventions in mindfulness, and is supporting research to determine the effectiveness of the interventions.

In his role at the Center, Dr. Kennedy speaks on the topic of mindfulness to a variety of groups internal and external to the University.

Doug is also passionate about intercultural competency, and is a Cultural Intelligence Certified Facilitator and Intercultural Development Inventory Qualified Administrator. 


Mindfulness in education

Intercultural competence

Teacher capabilities and classroom behaviors

Awards & Recognition

Distinguished Fulbright Award in Teaching (India, 2010)



CSPH 320:1 Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

CSPH 5080: Mindfulness in Educational Settings