Dr. Zachary Reeves-Blurton is a researcher, writer, and mindfulness advocate, mentor and coach. He currently serves as Assistant Director of the Arizona State University Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience, where he promotes mindfulness-rooted practices as a pathway to greater personal and professional growth, development and success. In his role, Dr. Reeves-Blurton oversees undergraduate and graduate student internship experiences, student and community programming, and builds partnerships and collaborations with teams and organizations both within ASU and the local communities. Content specialties include mindfulness practice, authenticity and leadership, stress management, life balance and resilience, workplace burnout and compassion fatigue.
In his previous role, Dr. Reeves-Blurton served as Program Manager for the Graduate Student Support Resources team within the ASU Graduate College, where he developed and oversaw the College’s student-facing mentoring initiatives, including its CIRCLES, HUES and SHADES community development and peer mentorship programs for graduate students from underrepresented and minoritized populations.
Dr. Reeves-Blurton holds a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership and Innovation from Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. His action research-based dissertation examines the development of psychosocial capacity, mitigation of minority stress, and resilience development for marginalized student populations (specifically the LGBTQ+ experience) through mentorship, identity affirmation, and community care. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a Master of Arts in English from Washington State University.
In addition to his work with Center, Dr. Reeves-Blurton is active in the larger ASU community as a past co-chair of the Committee for Campus Inclusion, a consultant to the Graduate College’s Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee, and president of ASU LGBTQ+ Faculty and Staff Association