Paula Cristina Azevedo, PhD

Paula Cristina Azevedo, PhD (no photo)

Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Experiences

School of Education

Academic Credentials

Ph.D in Education, George Mason University; M.A. in Teaching, University of San Francisco; M.A. in Asia Pacific Studies, University of San Francisco; B.A. in History, San Jose State University


Dr. Azevedo has worked in the field of education for over 15 years with a variety of experiences and expertise. She started her career as a high school social studies teacher. Prior to joining Marymount University, Dr. Azevedo was the Clinical Coordinator for Secondary Education at George Mason University where she collaborated with faculty, local school administrators and teacher leaders while coordinating placements for teacher candidates. As a teacher educator she’s taught numerous courses, supervised, and advised teacher candidates. In addition to her experience in teaching, Dr. Azevedo has supported national research projects about teacher effectiveness and consulted on local school districts’ research projects and initiatives. She is also the founder of The Meditating Teacher where she creates and writes about mindfulness practices for educators and school leaders. In her spare time she enjoys relaxing with her family, gardening, practicing yoga, and walking with her dog, Zoé.

Teaching Areas


Research Interests

Teacher Education; Mindfulness in education; Clinical experiences in teacher education programs; Diversity in education



Phone: 703-284-3329