Kevin Briggs has worked in education for 20 years. He holds a D.Ed. in Educational Leadership from the Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in English Education from Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Most recently, Kevin has conducted research exploring participants’ experiences with mindfulness and compassion practices in a mindfulness-based intervention program for teachers, as well as co-created a series of modules designed to help future healthcare workers cultivate compassion for victims of sexual assault.
The focus of Kevin’s research has been on exploring ways to mitigate teacher stress and attrition in K-12 education systems. He has collaborated on research projects in education as well as biobehavioral health, and was accepted to present his research at the Mind and Life Institute’s Contemplative Research Conference as well as the Interdisciplinary Coalition of North American Phenomenologists Conference. Kevin’s interest in teacher stress and attrition, mindfulness and compassion practices, and descriptive phenomenology stems from his experiences as a high school English teacher, middle school and high school assistant principal, and his personal interest in contemplative practices.