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Metta Karuna McGarvey

Adjunct Lecturer on Education

Metta Karuna McGarvey

Degree:  Ed.D., Harvard University, (2010)
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Metta McGarvey is an adjunct lecturer on education and the faculty chair of Mindfulness for Educators for Programs in Professional Education. Her work integrates mindfulness, leadership, and adult social and emotional development to help individuals build the inner resources to handle complex multifaceted challenges, manage stress, and build resilience to enhance personal and professional effectiveness. In addition to teaching at HGSE, she has practiced and taught mindfulness and meditation since 1979, and works with individuals and schools as a coach and consultant. 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 nonprofit and social justice organizations and managing a campaign for U.S. Congress. 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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