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Kathryn Byrnes

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Kathryn Byrnes
Visiting Assistant Professor of Education
Bowdoin College

Kathryn Byrnes is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Education at Bowdoin College. She earned her BA in Psychology from Davidson College, MA in Teaching from Wake Forest University and PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Teaching and Teacher Education from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her research focuses on contemplative pedagogy in teacher education and K-12 education. She has taught courses on Adolescent Development, Educational Psychology, Educational Foundations, Educating All Students, Educational Narratives, and Mindfulness in Education at Bowdoin College, the University of Colorado at Boulder and Colorado College. She is currently working with undergraduate students and high school educators to integrate contemplative practices and principles in educational contexts.

Subject Areas of Interest:
  • psychology

Education Areas of Interest:
  • math content-specific pedagogy courses
  • science content-specific pedagogy courses
  • social justice education
  • education in high need schools
  • urban education
  • interdisciplinary approaches
  • project-based learning
  • special education
  • organizational culture
  • professional expertise