Faculty Speaker Series -- Spring 2017

Mindfulness: Mind Training for College Life

Professor John Mitchell, Mathematics

Math Professor John Mitchell returned from sabbatical in which he studied mindfulness, a growing movement that is transforming the lives of students, faculty, and staff at colleges and universities around the world.

In his presentation, Mitchell highlighted his research and guided his audience through an experiential exercise. A student member of the Clark Mindfulness Club also shared their experience. Mitchell concluded by suggesting ways in which mindfulness could transform Clark College in the future.

John Mitchell

About John Mitchell

John Mitchell has taught Mathematics at Clark College full-time since 2004, receiving tenure in 2007. He earned a master’s degree in Mathematics at University College Dublin, Ireland. Mitchell is currently in the "Koru Mindfulness" teacher training program at Duke University, through which he is connected with a network of mindfulness researchers and teachers at institutions across the U.S. and beyond. He regularly runs classes and workshops for students and faculty at Clark College, and has presented at several regional and national conferences including the Joint Math meetings 2016, the largest mathematics meeting in the world; and the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) Northwest Conference.