Dan Huston teaches mindful communication and writing in the English Department at New Hampshire Technical Institute (NHTI). He has been incorporating mindfulness, meditation, and emotional intelligence in his communication curriculum for twenty 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, which has been adopted at numerous colleges and universities, as well as other publications on mindful communication. His Communicating Mindfully course is required of students in several degree programs at NHTI and strongly recommended for others. It doubles as a form of professional development for faculty, and Huston works extensively with a variety of departments to expand mindfulness in their courses, including information technology, dental, human services, and early childhood education. Huston’s training has inspired curriculum development to infuse mindfulness in courses ranging from cross-cultural literature to internship practicums. He regularly presents at professional conferences, as well as at public and private institutions, and he provides training in Communicating Mindfully to K-12 teachers and administrators. He has received training at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
M.S.T., English, University of New Hampshire
B.S., Computer Science, Wentworth Institute of Technology