Community and Belonging Division

Community of Belonging Assembly Day

For: Nazareth faculty and staff 

When: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Friday, January 11, 2019 

Location: Glazer Music Performance Center 

Speaker: Michelle Coghill Chatman, Ph.D.

About our speaker

  • Assistant Professor in the Crime, Justice, and Security Studies (CJSS) program at the University of the District of Columbia.
  • Teaches courses on restorative justice, urban youth development, girls and gangs, and research methods. She is designing a Youth Studies concentration within the CJSS program.
  • A contemplative educator, Dr. Chatman integrates mindfulness, storytelling, deep listening, and jazz into her instruction to help promote learning, well-being, and social justice awareness. She leads the contemplative movement on her campus, through faculty retreats, professional development workshops, and a Mindful Monday meditation series.
  • Dr. Chatman's current research, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, focuses on mindfulness and restorative justice as a violence prevention strategy for African American youth. Her research team was selected to participate in cohort 2 of the RWJF Interdisciplinary Research Leaders program. She has over 15 years of experience in applied research, youth development, and education/human services program management.

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