John D. Dunne, Associate Professor (2005). John Dunne was educated at Amherst College and Harvard University, where he received his Ph.D. from the Committee on the Study of Religion in 1999. Before joining the Emory community, he served on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and he previously conducted research at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland and the Central University of Tibetan Studies (Sarnath, India). His work focuses on Buddhist philosophy and contemplative practice, especially in dialog with cognitive science. His publications range from technical works on Buddhist epistemology to broader works on the nature of Buddhist contemplative practices such as Mindfulness. He speaks in both academic and public contexts, and he also teaches for various Buddhist communities, most notably the Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe. He is a Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute, a formal advisor to the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, and an academic advisor for the Ranjung Yeshe Institute.
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