Volume 2, Issue 1 of the Phoenix Scholar features a look at mindfulness in research, its use at work, personally and professionally. Prefaced with University of Phoenix Research Hub celebrated publishing and presentation statistics, Hinrich Eylers, Ph.D., Vice Provost, Doctoral Studies & Academic Operations, explains how the community of scholars has significantly impacted its mission to serve the research and scholarship needs of faculty, students, alumni, and the world of applications that contribute to practice and theory. Dr. Rodney Luster, VP of Research and Innovation introduces readers to the many applications of mindfulness and recommends two prominent articles, one by Ryan Rominger and another by Erik Bean, Center for Leadership Studies and Educational Research associate chairs. Dr. Rominger’s article is dubbed, Mindfulness and the Practice of Research and Dr. Bean’s article, SAS Alum and Distinguished Faculty Demonstrate Connection Between Yoga and Self-Leadership. The 38 page edition also includes a three way interview spotlighting SAS Alum Dr. Cynthia Jackson, why she selected University of Phoenix and how her degree and subject matter expertise has contributed to her military career. Finally, as with all editions, a calendar of many upcoming webinars, workshops, and opportunities is included.