Professor Dan Huston
As a Full Professor in the English Department at NHTI, Concord’s Community College, Dan teaches mindful communication and writing, and he serves as assistant to the department head. He has been incorporating mindfulness, meditation, and emotional intelligence into his communication curriculum for over fifteen years and was awarded NHTI’s 2008 Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence. Huston is the author of the textbook Communicating Mindfully: Mindfulness-Based Communication and Emotional Intelligence, as well as numerous other publications on mindful communication. His Communicating Mindfully course doubles as a form of professional development for faculty at his college and elsewhere. This training has inspired curriculum development to infuse mindfulness into a variety of courses ranging from literature to information technology. He regularly presents at national and regional conferences, as well as at public and private institutions, and he provides business training in Communicating Mindfully. Huston has received training at the renowned Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn.