Ann Garland

Professor and Department Chair

  • Ph.D. Yale University
  • M.A. Columbia University
  • B.A. University of California, Berkeley

Ann Garland, PhD. is the Founding Chair of the Department of School, Family, and Mental Health Professions. Dr. Garland’s research is designed to improve mental health care for children and families by bridging the gap between science and community practice. Her research addresses topics such as access to mental health care, racial and ethnic disparities in care, assessment of the delivery and outcomes of care, and implementation of evidence-based practice in community-based agencies. Much of her work relies on development of strong collaborative partnerships between community mental health providers and researchers. She has received funding support from the National Institute Mental Health, as well as state and local public service agencies. As a licensed Psychologist, Dr. Garland is active in clinical teaching and training for counselors and therapists and she has conducted research on clinical supervision strategies. She is widely published (over 80 peer-reviewed publications) and has served on multiple editorial and advisory boards. Dr. Garland received her doctorate in Clinical & Community Psychology from Yale University. She also holds a Master’s degree in Human Development from Teacher’s College, Columbia University, and a Bachelor’s degree with distinction from U.C. Berkeley