Randi Jeanne Nidich, EdD Randi Jeanne Nidich, EdD, is co-director and senior researcher at the Center for Social- Emotional Health and Consciousness, and Adjunct Professor of Education at Maharishi University of Management. She is a leading expert in Consciousness-based education. Research projects have included investigating the effects of Transcendental Meditation on social-emotional competencies, academic achievement, and moral development in middle and high school students, teacher burnout and perceived stress, and trauma and other psychological distress factors in women prison inmates. She is currently an investigator on the Albania women’s prison project on trauma, funded by the David Lynch Foundation, and the current high school academic and stress study, funded by the Center for Wellness and Achievement in Education. Publications Valosek, L., Nidich, S., Wendt, S., Grant, J., & Nidich, R. (in press). Effect of Meditation on Social-Emotional Learning in Middle School Students, Education. Nidich, S., Seng A., Compton B., O’Connor T., Salerno J., Nidich R. (2017). Transcendental Meditation and reduced trauma symptoms in female inmates: A randomized controlled study. The Permanente Journal, 21, 39-43. Elder, C., Nidich, S., Moriarty, F., & Nidich, R.. (2014). Effect of Transcendental Meditation on employee stress, depression, and burnout: A randomized controlled study. The Permanente Journal, 18(1):19-23. Nidich, S. Mjasiri, S., Nidich, R., Rainforth, M., Grant, J., Valosek, L., Chang, W., & Zigler, R. Academic achievement and Transcendental Meditation: A study with at-risk urban middle school students, Education, 2011: 131(3), 556-564. Elder C, Nidich S, Colbert R, Hagelin J, Grayshield L, Oviedo-Lim D, Nidich R, Rainforth M, Jones C, Gerace D. (2011). Reduced psychological distress in racial and ethnic minority students practicing the Transcendental Meditation Program. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 38(2), 109-116. Nidich R., Nidich S., & Schneider R. (2003). The Transcendental Meditation program and quality of life in breast cancer patients: A feasibility study. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 55:153. Nidich, S., Schneider, R., Nidich, R., Rainforth, M., Scharf, D., Salerno, J., Smith, D.E., Dillbeck, M., & Nader, T. (2001). Effect of Maharishi Vedic Vibration Technology on the quality of life of patients with chronic illness. Frontiers of Bioscience, 2001;6:h1-6.