Rhonda Magee

University of San Francisco

Rhonda Magee, J.D., M.A., is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law (JD) and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (MA, Sociology). She is a full Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco, a teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction-based Interventions, and a student of Buddhism and other contemplative modalities, with a long-standing daily mindfulness and gratitude practice. She is a facilitator of mindful and compassionate communication. A Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute, she works with faculty in law and other disciplines who seek to develop contemplative pedagogy in support of effective learning, with a particular emphasis on teaching and learning for social justice. Her teaching and writing are inspired by commitments to compassionate problem-solving and presence-based leadership in a diverse world, and to humanizing education. She sees mindfulness and compassion practices as keys to personal, interpersonal, and collective transformation.