Jordan Quaglia

Associate Professor
Core Faculty


BA in Psychology - Core Faculty


PhD Virginia Commonwealth University
MA Naropa University
BA University of Richmond

Jordan Quaglia received an MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University and a doctorate in Experimental Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. During his doctoral training, he was awarded Mind and Life Institute’s Francisco J. Varela Award. At Naropa, Quaglia directs the Cognitive and Affective Science Lab and uses diverse methods, ranging from neuroscience to smartphone-based surveys, to study emotion regulation, meditative cognition, and social functioning.

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Francisco J. Varela Research Award
Mind and Life Institute Research Fellow
Panelist, United Nations Day of Vesak

Recent Publications

  • Quaglia, J. T., Braun, S. E., & Freeman, S. P., McDaniel, M. A., Brown, K. W. (in press). Meta-analytic evidence for effects of mindfulness training on dimensions of self-reported dispositional mindfulness. Psychological Assessment.
  • Quaglia, J. T., Goodman, R. J., & Brown, K. W. (2015). Trait mindfulness predicts efficient top-down attention to and discrimination of facial expressions. Journal of Personality. Advance online publication.
  • Quaglia, J. T., Brown, K. W., Lindsay, E. K., Creswell, J. D., & Goodman, R. J. (2015). From conceptualization to operationalization of mindfulness. In K.W. Brown, R. M. Ryan, & J. D. Creswell (Eds.), Handbook of Mindfulness. NY: Guilford.

Courses Taught

Introduction to Western Psychology Research
Statistics Personality Theories Cognitive Psychology

Cognitive and Affective Science Lab (CASL)

Jordan is the director of the Cognitive and Affective Science Lab (CASL) at Naropa.