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Lunthita M. Duthely, EdD, MS

Lunthita Duthely, EdD, MS, BS, RYT-200, has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles in maternal and fetal health, and most recently in the areas of subjective well-being, gratitude, adolescent life satisfaction, and happiness. Dr. Lunthita is a member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA), the American Psychological Association (APA), International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology, the American Public Health Association, and Yoga Alliance. Lunthita is experienced in two contemplative practices: 200-level-hour Hatha Yoga instruction, and 23 years facilitating meditation seminars to adults and students, implementing Sri Chinmoy's "The Path of the Heart" meditation and visualization techniques. She is a multi-day runner, and credits her personal contemplative practices for the endurance she is able to sustain while running. In her doctoral dissertation, "Gratitude, Heart-Centered Meditation, Adolescent School and Life Satisfaction: A Quasi-Experimental Intervention" Dr. Lunthita studied a novel gratitude intervention to increase happiness and school engagement among adolescents. Lunthita's current research interests include meditation, K-12 education, and cross-cultural psychology.

Scholarship & Research



Journal of Leadership Studies-Symposium Piece-Relational Leadership: Perspectives of Key Constructs on Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity in Higher Education

Psychology Today
Blog Posts Published


American Psychological Association Conference-Utilizing Clinical Hypnotherapeutic Intervention with CBT to Treat Pandemic-Aug. 13-2021 Symptomology

ILA Conference Geneva Switzerland 2021
Presenter -Topic-"The Stress Arc in Leadership and 3 Powerful Disciplines for Mitigating Major Stress Impacts in a New Era"-Upcoming
Presenter -Topic-“Improving Higher Education’s Role in Diversity and Social Equity through Relational Leadership in the New Era”-Upcoming
Presenter-Topic-"Healthcare Leadership-Using Virtuous Leadership in Chaos to Reimagine Beneficial Practices of Employee Cognitive Psychology"-Upcoming
2021-Knowledge Without Boundaries National Summit-College of Doctoral Studies Research Conference-University of Phoenix-Panel Discussion-"Exploring Emergent Trends in Leadership and Education"-Based on published symposia article from the Journal of Leadership Studies-


Primary College or School: 
College of Doctoral Studies