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Metta Karuna McGarvey

Adjunct Lecturer on Education

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Degree:  Ed.D., Harvard University, (2010)
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Faculty Assistant:  Ryan Noll


Metta McGarvey is an adjunct lecturer on education and the faculty chair of Building Inner Strengths of Leaders for Programs in Professional Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her work integrates mindfulness, leadership, and adult development to help individuals build the inner resources to handle complex multi-faceted challenges, manage stress, and build resilience to enhance personal and professional effectiveness. She holds a doctorate in Human Development and Psychology with training in cognitive and affective neuroscience and is a co-author on the first neuroimaging study of meditators at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her professional experience includes work with non-profit and social justice organizations and managing a campaign for U.S. Congress. She is an avid outdoors person who has spent many summers assisting her biologist husband with research on shorebirds in the Alaskan and Canadian arctic, and directed a study assessing the impacts on shorebirds of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in all five Gulf Coast states. Her master's degree is from Harvard Divinity School, and her undergraduate degree is from the University of Chicago.

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Areas of Expertise
American Association of University Women Doctoral Fellowship,(2009)
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Professional Education Programs