Don McCormick, Ph.D

Dr. McCormick currently serves as Director of Education at Unified Mindfulness.

In 1975, he received a B.A. in psychology from the University of California Santa Cruz.  In 1985, he received a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.

As a pioneer in the fields of workplace mindfulness, critical management studies, and spirituality in the workplace, Dr. McCormick co-conducted, with Dr. Jeremy Hunter, the first peer-reviewed research on mindfulness in the workplace. He has published more than thirty journal articles and book chapters.

Dr. McCormick was awarded by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management for his work in the White House Department of Organization Development and the National Institutes of Health. He has been a consultant, researcher, and instructional designer for Mercedes Benz, American Red Cross National Headquarters, Kaiser Permanente, and AIDS Project Los Angeles. As a community organizer, he co-created an activist organization, Psychiatric Inmates Rights Collective, that advocated for psychiatric patients’ rights and was appointed to the Santa Cruz County Mental Health Advisory Board.

Dr. McCormick cares deeply about teaching and has a strong interest in teaching methods that are supported by scientific research. He is particularly excited about using scientifically supported teaching methods in the Unified Mindfulness programs.