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Angela R Mann

Associate Professor | Licensed Psychologist, School Psychologist, and Behavior Analyst

Psychology | College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Child Psychology, Youth with Nonnormative Behavioral Profiles, Issues related to the School-to-Prison Pipeline, Social Justice & Equity in Schools, Access to Mental Health/School-based Mental Health Services for Youth and Families, Autism Spectrum Disorders. 

Education

Postdoctoral Fellow, Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2014.

Ph.D., School Psychology, University of South Florida, 2013.

M.A., General Psychology, University of North Florida, 2009.

B.S., Psychology, Florida State University, 2004.

Biography

Angela Mann, Ph.D., BCBA, NCSP is credentialed as a school psychologist, behavior analyst, and licensed psychologist. This varied training makes her uniquely qualified to comprehensively address the academic, social, emotional, and behavioral needs of youth. She has trained at the Kennedy Krieger Institute at John's Hopkins Medicine supporting children with disruptive behavior disorders as well as the Rothman Institute at All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine supporting youth with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and other disorders of the anxiety spectrum. Prior to her formal training in these clinics, Dr. Mann had the opportunity to participate as a counselor in the University of Buffalo Summer Treatment Program for children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD), part of the Multimodal Treatment of AD/HD (MTA) series of studies.

 

Dr. Mann is trained in multiple therapy modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure and response prevention, applied behavior analysis, mindfulness, and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). She is able to apply these techniques to address a variety of needs for youth including symptoms of anxiety, depression, self-harm, executive functioning difficulties, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Selective Mutism, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and other pediatric concerns including sleep and toileting concerns. 

 

Dr. Mann currently serves on the Board of Directors at the National Association of School Psychologists and is the incoming President-Elect for the Florida Association of School Psychologists. 

 

Dr. Mann's lab, The Social Justice in Schools Lab, investigates social justice, community inclusion, and access to services for youth with nonnormative behavioral profiles and their families.  More specifically, the research falls into three categories:  

 

Social Justice in School Systems  - This work is interested in addressing issues of social justice for youth related to disparities in access to education as well as disparities in the application of harmful and exclusionary discipline practices.  Additionally, we are interested in strategies for supporting the implementation of evidence-based practice for alternatives to exclusionary discipline and reducing disproportionality. Finally, our work in this area focuses on improving outcomes for historically marginalized youth including youth of color, youth with disAbilities, youth who identify at LGBTQ+ or youth gender minoritized youth, youth involved in the dependency or juvenile justice systems, youth of refugee status, and youth experiencing homelessness.

 

Supporting Youth with Challenging Behaviors, their Family, & the Community - We are equally interested in strategies for supporting and building resilience in families of children with nonnormative behavioral profiles including children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs).  This work includes improving community inclusion of families and youth affected by developmental disAbilities both in our local communities and our global community.

 

Improved Systems of Care for Youth with Nonnormative Behavioral Profiles  - Finally, the lab works to understand factors essential to improving outcomes for youth with nonnormative behavioral profiles and their families through improved systems of care and programming.  More specifically, our studies investigate factors that will improve treatment adherence in behavioral parent training programs, as well as supporting critical mental health professionals including school psychologists and behavior analysts in utilizing and disseminating evidence-based practices. 
 

Dr. Mann serves as the faculty sponsor for the Osprey PALS, UNF Sailing Club, and the UNF School Psychology Club. In her spare time, Dr. Mann enjoys racing sailboats, traveling, hiking, camping, and gardening.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

 

National

Member, Personnel Committee (June 2018-Present)

National Association of School Psychologists

 

Member, Regional Leadership Meeting Committee (June 2017-Present)

National Association of School Psychologists

 

Voting Board Member, (June 2017-Present)

National Association of School Psychologists

 

Regional Delegate Representative, (June 2017-Present)

National Association of School Psychologists

 

State Delegate-Elect, (January 2015-Present)

National Association of School Psychologists

 

School Psychology Review Editor Search Committee, (March 2019-May 2019)

National Association of School Psychologists

 

Vice President, (June 2019-June 2020)

Educational Research Trust, Inc.

 

Voting Board Member, (June 2018-June 2019)

Educational Research Trust, Inc.

 

Social Justice Task Force Member, (October 2016-August 2018)

National Association of School Psychologists

 

State

 

President-Elect, (October 2020-Present)

Florida Association of School Psychologist

 

Member, Disproportionality Workgroup, (August 2017-Present)

Florida Department of Education

 

Member, Disproportionality Workgroup, (August 2017-Present)

Institute for Small and Rural Districts

 

Member, Florida Teacher Certification Examination School Psychologist Competencies and Skills Advisory Panel, (August 2018)

Florida Department of Education

 

Founding Director, (August 2016-Present)

Florida Social Justice for Students Project

 

Voting Board Member, (August 2014-Present)

Florida Association of School Psychologists

 

Member, Strategic Planning Committee, (June 2018-Present)

Florida Association of School Psychologists

 

Member, Crisis Response Committee, (June 2018-Present)

Florida Association of School Psychologists

 

Member, Government Policy & Professional Issues Committee, (August 2014-Present)

Florida Association of School Psychologists

 

Chair, Research Committee, (August 2014-October 2015)

Florida Association of School Psychologists

 

Chair, Applied Behavior Analysis Committee, (August 2012-October 2015)

Florida Association of School Psychologists

 

University

 

Interim Coordinator, Applied Behavior Analysis Program, (2018-Present)

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida

 

Fellow, Center for Urban Education & Policy (2018-Present)

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida

 

College of Arts and Sciences Academic Program Committee Member, (2016-Present)

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida

 

Sailing Club Advisor, (2017-Present)

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida

 

Department

 

Undergraduate Programs Committee, (2017-Present)

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida

 

School Psychology Club Advisor, (2015-Present)

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida

 

Coalition of Psychology Students and Scholars Advisor, (2015-2016)

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida

 

Active Minds Club Advisor, (2015-2016)

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida

 

Psi Chi Club Co-Advisor, (2014-2016)

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida

 

Community

 

Board Member, (2020-Present)

Mainspring Academy, Jacksonville, Florida

 

Advocacy Collaborator, (2017-Present)

Center for Children’s Rights, Jacksonville, Florida

 

Collaborator, (2017-Present)

Hope Pipeline Project, Jacksonville, Florida

 

Research Review Committee Member, (2016-Present)

Florida Children’s Institute

 

Autism Task Force Member, (2016-2017)

Duval County Public Schools, Jacksonville, Florida

 

Founding Director, (2014-2017)

First Coast Autism Support, Jacksonville, Florida

Awards

2019-20

University of North Florida Undergraduate Teaching Award

2019-20

University of North Florida Community Engaged Scholar Award

2018-19

University of North Florida Community Engaged Scholar, Nominated

2018-19

Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, Nominated

2018

Florida Association of School Psychologists Presidential Award

2017-18

International Leader Award, Nominated

2017-18

Diversity and Inclusion Presidential Award, Nominated

2017-18

Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, Nominated

2016-17

Mentor of the Year Award, Nominated

2017

Outstanding Faculty Service Award, Nominated

2016

National Association of School Psychologists Government Public Relations Outstanding Advocate Award, Nominated

2015-16

University of North Florida Community Scholar Program Participant

2015

Florida Association of School Psychologists Presidential Award

2015-16

Club Advisor of the Year Award

2015-16

Mentor of the Year Award, Nominated

2015-16

International Leader Award, Nominated

Affiliations

International School Psychology Association (ISPA)
National Association of School Psychology (NASP) - Member of the Board of Directors
Florida Association of School Psychology (FASP) - Member of the Board of Directors

Grants and Contracts Awarded

*Abbreviated

 

  1. Mann, A. (2020). Review of programming for students with emotional behavior disorders. Contract for Program Evaluation Report and Consultation. CONTRACT $2,000.

 

  1. Mann, A. (2018). Review of programming for students with emotional behavior disorders. Contract for Program Evaluation Report and Consultation. CONTRACT $4,000.

 

  1. Mann, A. (2018). The Hope pipeline project: Ending the school-to-prison pipeline in Duval County Public Schools through Kindergarten transition programming. Faculty Scholarship Development Grant from the University of North Florida College of Arts & Sciences. UNFUNDED $7500.

 

  1. Mann, A. (2018). Implementation fidelity of restorative justice in Duval County Public Schools. Research Enhancement Grant from the University of North Florida College of Arts & Sciences. UNFUNDED $1500.

 

  1. Mann, A. (2018). Implementing school-based dialectical behavior therapy. Research and Creative Activities Travel Grant from the University of North Florida College of Arts & Sciences. UNFUNDED $5000.

 

  1. Mann, A. (2018). Parent, student, and administrator perceptions of restorative justice implementation in Duval County Public Schools. Deans Leadership Council Faculty Fellowship Grant from the University of North Florida College of Arts & Sciences. UNFUNDED $4000.

 

  1. Mann, A. (2017). Mentoring at-potential youth to end the school-to-prison pipeline. Grant from the University of North Florida College of Arts & Sciences. FUNDED $1000.

 

  1. Mann, A. (2016). Using parent-to-parent connection to increase compliance with an evaluation for autism in Jamaica. Grant from the Fulbright Scholar Program. FINALIST, UNFUNDED.

 

  1. Mann, A. (2016). Advocating for children’s mental health at the Florida Capitol: A transformational learning opportunity (TLO). Grant from the University of North Florida Office of Undergraduate Studies. FUNDED $786.

 

  1. Mann, A. & Winterbottom, C. (2015). Creating Engaged Learners through Early Behavioral Intervention. Grant from the University of North Florida Foundation Board Initiative. UNFUNDED $23,000

 

  1. Mann, A. (2015). Developing a Service-Learning Study Abroad Course to Improve Infrastructure and Supports for Youth with Challenging Behaviors Living in Kingston, Jamaica. Grant from the University of North Florida International Center. FUNDED $3,000.

 

Publications & Presentations

REFEREED MANUSCRIPTS                                                                  * student coauthor

 

  1. Mann, A., Grimes, M., & Leichman, E. (In Press). Training in behavioral consultation for behavior analysts.  Behavior Analysis in Practice. H-Index: 19. This is a journal of the American Psychological Association.

 

  1. Mann, A. & Brock, S. (2020). School violence prevention: A policy analysis. Contemporary School Psychology. H-Index: 15, Impact Factor: Journal is too new for impact factor ratings.

 

  1. Mann, A., Piner, A.*, & Henry, J.* (2019). Infusing social justice and advocacy work into training for undergraduates in psychology.  Teaching of Psychology Teaching Resources.

 

  1. Mann, A., Castillo, J., & Myers, M.A. (2019). Assessing the critical shortage of school psychologists in Florida. Psychology in the Schools. H-Index: 33, Impact Factor: 1.247.

 

  1. Mann, A. (2019). Students to practitioners through transformational cultural immersion. In Winterbottom, C., Nicholson, J.S., Richard, F.D. (Eds.; Under Contract). Community-Based Transformational Learning: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry into its Benefits and Challenges. (Submitted to Bloomsbury Publishing: London.)

 

  1. Raffaele Mendez, L., Loker, T., Fefer, S. & Mann, A. (2015). Coparenting among couples raising young children with challenging behaviors. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, 4, 74-91. H-Index: 16. This is a journal of the American Psychological Association.

 

  1. Chenneville, T., Menezes, L., Emmanuel, P., Baxi, R., Mann, A., & Bylsma, L. (2014). Assessing Institutional Ethics Committees in India using the IRB-RAT. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 1-10. doi: 10.1177/1556264614544101.     H-Index: 16, Impact Factor: 1.146.

 

  1. Ale, C., Mann, A., Menzel, J., Storch, E., & Lewin, A. (2013). Two cases of early childhood selective mutism: Variations and treatment complexities.  Clinical Case Studies, 12, 278-290. H-Index: 12, Impact Factor: 0.359.

 

  1. Fisak, B., Mann, A., & Heggeli, K. (2012). The association between perceptions of parent worry and generalized anxiety disorder symptoms in a community sample of adolescents. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, 18, 226-235. H-Index: 7, Impact Factor: 3.562.

 

  1. Fisak, B., Richard, D., & Mann, A. (2011). The prevention of child and adolescent anxiety:  A meta-analytic review.  Prevention Science, 12, 255-68. H-Index: 60, Impact Factor: 2.926.

 

  1. Fisak, B. & Mann, A. (2010). The relation between parent rearing practices and adolescent social anxiety: A factor analytic approach. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, 15, 303-318. H-Index: 7, Impact Factor: 3.562.

 

 

NON-PEER REVIEWED SCHOLARLY PAPERS

 

  1. Mann, A. Affrunti, N., Kelly-Vance, L., Clyne, A., Malone, C., & Hobbs, T. (2020). Climate Justice: The Impact of Climate Change on Youth. National Association of School Psychologists Communique.

 

  1. Clyne, A., Kelly-Vance, L., Hobbs, T., Mann, A., Malone, C., Chapman, K., & Baunach, L. (2020). Climate Justice: School Psychologists as Advocates. National Association of School Psychologists Communique.

 

  1. Mann, A., Zaheer, I., & Kelly-Vance, L. (2019). Self-Care in a Time of Compassion Fatigue: An Exercise in Privilege. National Association of School Psychologists Communique.

 

  1. Mann, A., Boykin, A., Medley, M., Lipscomb, L., Klose, L. (2017). Lessons learned from recent natural disasters. National Association of School Psychologists Communique.

 

  1. Hollis-Simms, N., Mann, A., & Williams, B. (2017). Implicit bias, part II – addressing disproportionality in discipline: A prospective look at culturally responsive positive behavior intervention and supports. National Association of School Psychologists Communique.

 

  1. Gross, J., Mann, A., Bluez, G., & Sulkowski, M. (2017). Helping homeless, foster care, and juvenile justice students. National Association of School Psychologists Communique.

 

  1. Raffaele Mendez, L. & Mann, A. (2014). Clinical assessment and intervention for girls with autism spectrum disorders. Independent Practitioner.

 

  1. Mann, A., Raffaele Mendez, L., Bateman, L., Fefer, S., Dennie, C., & Preece, K. (2012). Learning from families of children with ASD, National Association of School Psychologists Communique, July.

 

 

HIGH IMPACT COMMUNITY ENGAGED SCHOLARSHIP

 

  1. Morton, M., Gilliam, E., Norman, K., Parish, J., Williams, S., Mann, A., Dunn, K., Jackson, B., Sharifi, Y., & Siliestom, I. The Cost of School Policing.  A report on a study commissioned by the ACLU around the impact of police in schools.  Report Co-Author.
    • Impact: This report was shared with the more than 35,000 social media followers for the ACLU. Media coverage included pieces in The Washington Post, ABC Action News, WMNF, WRLN, Orlando Sentinel, Florida Politics, Tampa Bay Times,

 

  1. Mann, A. & Myers, M.A. (2020). A Call to Action: Evaluations, Eligibility, & Timelines in a Pandemic. Position Statement Co-Author.
    • Impact: This position statement was shared with the Vice Chancellor of the Florida Department of Education and the nearly 700 members of the Florida Association of School Psychologists. This impacts the 2.7 million students served by Florida’s public schools.

 

  1. Mann, A., Song, S., & Fenning, P. (2019). Framework for Effective Discipline. A joint statement outlining best practices and recommended policies for improving school discipline. Report Co-Author.
    • Impact: This report will be share with the more than 25,000 members of the National Association of School Psychologists. It is being circulated for signatories from allied organizations and we anticipate more than 30 other organizations signing on to the report.  The final report will then be shared with members of the U.S. Congress as well as state legislators from across the country.

 

  1. Whitaker, A, Torres-Guillén, S., Morton, M., Jordan, H., Coyle, S., Mann, A., & Sun, W. L. (2019). Cops not counselors: How the lack of school mental health professionals is harming children. A report and blog post on high ratios of students to school psychologists for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Report Co-Author & Blog Post Author.
    • Impact: This blog post & report was shared with the more than 4.5 million social media followers for the ACLU and was shared to their blog which receives more than 12 million visits each year. Shared on CNN, Time Magazine, Huffington Post, ABC News, EdWeek, Hechinger Report, Nonprofit Quarterly, Campus Safety Magazine, Florida Education Association, Tampa Bay Times, Philadelphia Tribune, Scary Mommy Blog, The 74, and more. It has also been cited by Rep. Pressley & Sen. Murphy and Warren when introducing the “Counseling Not Criminalization in Schools Act.”

 

  1. Mann, A. on behalf of the Florida Association of School Psychologists. (2018). Position statement and research report on the critical shortage of school psychologists in Florida. White Paper and Research Report.
  • Impact: This white paper was sent to the nearly 700 members of the Florida Association of School Psychologists and the more than 5,400 members of the Florida Association of School Administrators. The white paper was used to create the Increasing Access to Mental Health in Schools Act in 2018, sponsored in the U.S. Senate by Senator Nelson.  This legislation would affect the nearly 51 million students served by K-12 public schools across the country.  Additionally, the white paper was distributed to the 19 members of the Florida House of Representatives Education Committee and the 11 members of the Florida Senate Education Committee.  The white paper and report will be used to inform the development of legislation to change statutory language around the identification of critical shortage areas for school-based mental health providers serving the 2.7 million students in Florida’s public schools. 

 

  1. Mann, A. on behalf of the Florida Association of School Psychologists. (2018). Position statement on the involuntary commitment of youth. White Paper.
    • Impact: This white paper was sent to the nearly 700 members of the Florida Association of School Psychologists and the more than 5,400 members of the Florida Association of School Administrators.  Additionally, the white paper was distributed to the 19 members of the Florida House of Representatives Education Committee and the 11 members of the Florida Senate Education Committee.  The white paper will be used to inform the development of legislation to expand regulatory language around which school-based professionals can initiate involuntary commitment of students in schools for mental health crises. This would impact the 2.7 million students served by Florida’s public schools. This paper was used in the 2019 legislative session to get language added to Florida SB 7030 regarding school psychologists as school-based mental health providers.

 

  1. Mann, A. on behalf of the Florida Association of School Psychologists. (2018). Involuntary commitment of youth from school and the role of school psychologists. Newsletter Article.
    • Impact: This newsletter article was sent to the nearly 700 members of the Florida Association of School Psychologists and the more than 5,400 members of the Florida Association of School Administrators. 

 

  1. Mann, A. in collaboration with the Southern Poverty Law Center and Teaching Tolerance. (2016). Reframing classroom management: A Toolkit for Educators. Toolkit & Webinar Development
    • Impact: The study itself impacted the more than 100 educators who participated in focus groups around reframing classroom management. The resulting accompanying materials have reached more than 300,000 people are reached by the Teaching Tolerance Facebook page where these materials were advertised.  Teaching Tolerance reports having more than 500,000 members in their readership who access their website.

 

  1. Mann, A. on behalf of the Florida Association of School Psychologists. (2014). Position statement on ending the school to prison pipeline. White Paper.
    • Impact: This white paper was sent to the nearly 700 members of the Florida Association of School Psychologists and the more than 5,400 members of the Florida Association of School Administrators.  The white paper was used to create SB 438 in 2017 and SB 496 in 2018, both sponsored by Senator Baxley.  Additionally, the white paper was distributed to the 19 members of the Florida House of Representatives Education Committee and the 11 members of the Florida Senate Education Committee.  This law, passed in the senate on both occasions, would impact the 2.7 million students served in Florida’s schools.

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(904) 620-1633

angela.mann@unf.edu

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