Veta Goler, PhD, is Associate Professor and Chair of Dance Performance & Choreography and Co-Director of the Teaching Resource and Research Center at Spelman College. Her research interests include the intersection of dance and spirituality in popular culture and explorations of spirituality and contemplative practices in education and the workplace. She has published her research in dance and culture journals and anthologies and has presented at national and international conferences.
As a longtime meditator, Goler is committed to helping others discover the ways contemplative practices can enrich their lives. She has facilitated retreats and workshops for personal and professional renewal at colleges, universities, K-12 schools and retreat sites throughout the country. She also incorporates contemplative practices in her classes and in the guided meditation sessions she has been leading for Spelman students, faculty and staff for over 10 years. Goler is a Courage of Care Coalition faculty member. She is also a national Circle of Trust® facilitator, and many of the retreats and workshops she leads are based in the work of education innovator Parker J. Palmer, who has written extensively on the value of living an “undivided life,” in which one’s work is in harmony with one’s values.