Join us for Fall Open House - Oct. 15 and Nov. 18
This event will feature programming for our undergraduate, graduate, and Threshold programs. A vibrant campus community and access to endless opportunities—Lesley has it all. It's where student cohorts become lifelong catalysts, solving for today's complexities with full hearts and open minds.

Melissa Jean

Assistant Professor of Mindfulness Studies

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Dr. Melissa Jean earned a PhD in Human Dimensions of Ecosystem Science and Management, along with a graduate certificate in Women's and Gender Studies, from Utah State University, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley.

She teaches Graduate Academic Writing and Thesis Proposal Seminar for the Mindfulness Studies master's degree program, and advises thesis students on their research-based and creative projects. She also teaches elective and special topics courses in the program, including Mindful Creative Writing and Mindfulness and the Environment.


Steinfeld, J., & Jean, M. (2019). Mindful practices to interrupt white supremacy in service learning education. Journal of Contemplative Inquiry, 6 (1).

The Role of Farming in Place-making Processes of Resettled Refugees, Refugee Survey Quarterly, 34(3).

Barriers to Girls' Education in Mozambique at Household and Community Levels: An Exploratory Study, International Journal of Social Welfare, (18).


PhD, Human Dimensions of Ecosystem Science and Management, Utah State University

Graduate Certificate, Women's and Gender Studies, Utah State University

MFA in Creative Writing, Lesley University