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As a restorative practitioner, I believe in creating and developing community with others. The amazing individuals below are a part of my community of mentors and colleagues that I turn to for support. They have been an integral part of creating some of the services provided on this website and may be called upon to co-facilitate trainings, workshops, and organizational coaching. I invite you to read more in their bios below and reach out if you are interested in learning more about them and their work.


Vijay Kanagala, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, 

Secondary and Higher Education, Salem State University


Vijay Kanagala (Ph.D., Iowa State University) is an Associate Professor of Secondary and Higher Education and Coordinator of the Higher Education in Student Affairs Program in the School of Education at Salem State University. A thought leader in contemplative pedagogy and education, Kanagala endeavors to connect the heart and the mind of each learner in a classroom community to ensure holistic student development.  His teaching and learning pedagogy is not only about working with students to cultivate skills and knowledge to be competent student affairs professionals, but is also about creating a transformative classroom experience that invites an ethic of care, compassion and empathy while addressing social-racial-economic-environmental-justice issues.  

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