Dr. Hofkens is an Assistant Research Professor at the Center for the Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning at the University of Virginia. In her research, Dr. Hofkens integrates her background in learning science, child development, and stress physiology to study how classroom experiences contribute to children’s academic achievement and psychological wellbeing from early childhood through adolescence. Dr. Hofkens is particularly interested in how contemplative perspectives on stress and engagement could transform teaching and learning in American public schools.

This profile was last updated on January 6, 2023

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