A Little about me
My main interest is in the use of program evaluation approaches to study and improve programs for health, human services, and educational organizations. Over the last 20 years I have led a wide variety of grant funded research and evaluation studies. I have worked as evaluator or research partner on projects funded by federal, state and local governments as well as foundations implemented in Florida and throughout the country. I love talking with people about their evaluation projects.
I received my Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and obtained my M.S.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Miami. I completed my clinical internship at Nova Southeastern University Community Mental Health Center in neuropsychology, behavioral medicine, and adult and child psychotherapy. Additionally, I did my postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric behavioral medicine at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Medical Center. I also completed a Family Therapy Externship at the Center for Family Studies at the University of Miami.
Currently, I am an Associate Professor at the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education at Nova Southeastern University where I focus on implementing program evaluation and research projects, teaching courses, and supervising students. The courses I teach and develop are primarily in the areas of program evaluation, research methods, program design, and statistics. I am a licensed psychologist in Florida and an active member of the American Evaluation Association. I enjoy hiking and the outdoors and do a backcountry backpacking trip (or two) every year.
RESEARCH & EVALUATION PROJECTS
Best Practices Model for Intervention with the Mentally Ill in the Broward County Criminal Justice System
Walker, L. E., Pann, J., Shapiro, D., & Van Hasselt, V., B. (2015). Best Practices Model for Intervention with the Mentally Ill in the Broward County Criminal Justice System. In V. B., Van Hasselt (Ed.), Springer Briefs in Behavioral Criminology. New York, NY: Springer.
Kesner, M., & Pann, J. (2020). Healing the Wounded Healer? A Survey of Jewish and Protestant Correctional Chaplains. Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling: Advancing Theory and Professional Practice through Scholarly and Reflective Publications, 74(3), 189–195. https://doi.org/10.1177/1542305020933145
Calfa, C. J., Wilkinson, J. G., Williams, M. M., Pann, J. M., Yehl, A., Hoogenbergen, S. E., & Ivory, A. D. (2015). Abstract P1-17-03: Impact of a culturally syntonic door-to-door breast cancer early detection intervention. Poster Session Abstracts. Published. https://doi.org/10.1158/1538-7445.sabcs14-p1-17-03
Implementation and Evaluation of a Multidimensional Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative Funded by a Community Health Foundation
Pann, J., Yehl, A., Wood, P., Schoepp, J., Solomon, G., and Enders, C. (2013). Implementation and Evaluation of a Multidimensional Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative Funded by a Community Health Foundation. The Foundation Review, 5(4), 62-77.
Kanzki-Veloso, E., Yehl, A., Pann, J. M., Connolly, J., Grabner, S., Zoller, L., Staley, N., and Goldhagen, R (2021, in press). Returning Veterans’ Experiences of a Holistic Therapeutic Program, The Qualitative Report.
The Effects of an Adventure Education Intervention on Self -concept and Verbal Academic Achievement in Inner-City Adolescents
Pann, J. M. (1999). The effects of an adventure education intervention of self -concept and verbal academic achievement in inner -city adolescents (Publication No. 9948781) [Doctoral dissertation, University of Miami]. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing.