Kevin Riordan

Counseling Psychology PhD candidate

Center for Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin - Madison


Kevin is finishing his Ph.D. in the Department of Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Center for Healthy Minds, where he has published numerous research articles investigating mindfulness- and compassion-based meditation practices and their relation to psychological well-being and pro-environmental behavior. Prior to his doctoral studies, Kevin worked in outdoor education, after-school programming, international development, and therapeutic farming communities; he also engaged in long-term Zen monastic training, including one year in silent retreat.

Why I support the Compassion Coalition

I support the Global Compassion Coalition because I believe we urgently need to build collaborative dialogue across cultures and disciplines to critically examine the role of compassion and how to promote it, as we work to build a better world for those who will call us ancestors.

Translate ยป

Happy Earth Day 2024!

Connect with the planet around you this Earth Day by taking this special meditation from our President, Dr Rick Hanson: