Professor Dan Huston

“Dan has artfully developed a highly innovative ‘communicating mindfully’ program that integrates elements from emotional intelligence and mindfulness traditions to develop inner and outer awareness. Sometimes communication programs can have a touch of the clinical, but not this one which is deeply informed by Dan’s way of being, his ongoing practice and his considerable pedagogical skills. I love the very human side of his work. I can highly recommend it.”

Leigh Burrows
Senior Lecturer, School of Education
Flinders University



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.