Ferdinand Lewis, Ph.D., was on the faculty of the University of Florida School of Landscape Architecture and Planning, where he led service-learning projects teaches research design, and ethics. He also served as Graduate Coordinator for the online Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning. He holds a Ph.D. in Policy, Planning and Development from the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy. He taught in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University at Buffalo. He was on the faculty of the Public Art Studies program at the University of Southern California’s School of Fine Arts, and taught in USC’s Neighborhood Studies Program and in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. He served the Interdisciplinary Studies and Theater faculties at the California Institute of the Arts. As a life-long meditator and secular humanist he is interested how mindfulness as an evidence-based practice is integrated into various spiritual traditions. Ferdinand participated in UF Mindfulness 2015-2016. Dr. Lewis accepted a position in the Netherlands.