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Angela Mann

 Dr. Angela Mann is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of North Florida (UNF).  She is trained as a school psychologist, licensed psychologist, and behavior analyst receiving her Masters in General Psychology at UNF and her Ph.D. In School Psychology at the University of South Florida.  She completed her postdoctoral training at Johns Hopkins Medicine in the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Her community-based teaching involves problem-based learning and collaborative consultation with community partners where students are tasked with applying psychological theories to meet the needs of the community. Dr. Mann’s research interests center upon social justice for youth with challenging behaviors and their families.  More specifically, she researches ways to end the school-to-prison pipeline in Florida and factors that support community inclusion for youth with autism and their families in the local and global community.  Much of her research is community-based including recent collaborations with Duval County Public Schools on reading interventions for students of refugee status, as well as mindfulness and mentoring interventions for at-potential youth.  Dr. Mann also conducts participatory action research with individuals on the autism spectrum in order to better understand their needs and how mental health professionals can support them in attaining their goals. Finally, her international community-based research investigates social supports and grassroots efforts to address stigma and increase awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Jamaica.