James Van Auken, PhD

James Van Auken, PhD, is the vice president of Academic Affairs at Atlantic University, the director of the Cayce/Reilly School of Massage, and a member of the senior management team of Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment. He is dedicated to creating the space for faculty, administrators, and students to thrive and develop into their best selves, while maintaining that authentic goal in himself. James is a mindfulness practitioner and teacher, a student of Zen, a husband, and a father of two children. He has a PhD and an MA in Leadership and Change from Antioch University, an MBA from Saint Leo University, and a BA in Religion from American Public University. He is the co-founder of the masters program in Mindful Leadership at AtlanticUniversity and a presenter on the topic.

Finding Joy in a World of Pain and Suffering

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