Aminda O'Hare

Assistant Professor





Liberal Arts 349


2004 University of Wyoming B.A. in Psychology
2007 University of Kansas M.A. Psychology
2010 University of Kansas Ph.D in Psychology


  • Literacies_ Critical, Multi-modal, and digital
  • Mindfulness
  • Bridging Theory to Practice

Research interests

  • Literacies
  • Mindfulness in Education
  • Pedagogy and Practice

Research activities

  • Grant from Mind and Life Institute: The Impact of Mindfulness Meditation Training on Social Integration and Well-Being in First-Semester College Students. PI: Dr. Aminda O’Hare, Psychology Department. CO- PIs: Dr. Maureen P. Hall; Dr. Brian Ayotte, Psychology Department, Dr. Elizabeth Lehr, English Department. Agency: Mind and Life 1440 Award. Period: September 2016- May 2017. Requested: $15,000.00. Status: Funded. Submitted, February 8, 2016. Awarded: May 5, 2016.

Select publications

Hall, M.P., Jones, L.F., & O’Hare, A. (2016).
Internal ways of knowing: A case for contemplative practices in preservice teacher education
Presence, Practice, Persistence: Contemplative Approaches to Preservice Teacher Education, Volume 1

Hall, M.P., Jones, L.F., O’Hare, A., & Santavicca, N. (2015).
The power of deep reading and mindful literacy: an innovative approach in contemporary education
Innovacion Educativa, 67, 49-61.

Hall, M.P., & O’Hare, A. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. (2016).
Wide-awakeness’ in the classroom: The power of mindfulness attention training for in-service teachers in a graduate educational research course
The Art of Noticing Deeply: Commentaries on Teaching, Learning and Mindfulness, 1

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