Paula Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., is the Director of the Center for Well-Being and a Faculty Affiliate in the Department of Social Science and Policy Studies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She also serves on the Mental Health Implementation Team. Prior to joining WPI she was a Professor of Psychology and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Assumption University. Paula is a long-term practitioner of meditation and teaches Koru Mindfulness and the 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program. She also conducts research in mindfulness and meditation, positive psychology, and interpersonal synchrony in both typical and atypical populations and teaches in the Professional Development Institute at Assumption University.
In her free time, Paula enjoys hiking, yoga, cooking, organizing, and spending time with her family and dogs.