Dr. James Pann received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. He obtained his M.S.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Miami. Dr. Pann completed his clinical internship at Nova Southeastern University Community Mental Health Center in neuropsychology, behavioral medicine, and adult and child psychotherapy. Additionally, he did his postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric behavioral medicine at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He also completed a Family Therapy Externship at the Center for Family Studies at the University of Miami.
Dr. Pann was faculty at the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education, where he primarily worked at the Applied Research Center assisting students and faculty with the dissertation process and teaching doctoral research courses. Courses taught at NSU include: Quantitative Research Methods, Research Methods II, Program Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Methods of Inquiry, Survey Research, and Statistical Methods. During part of his time at Fischler he was faculty in the Human Services department involved with administering an assessment center and providing clinical supervision to interns and postdoctoral fellows.
Dr. Pann is interested in the use of program evaluation approaches to study and improve health and human services programs. He has been involved in a variety of grant funded research and evaluation studies related to developmental disabilities, domestic violence and specialty courts, mental illness and homelessness, youth gang involvement, women’s health promotion and prevention, nutrition and physical activity interventions, and out-of-school services. He is a licensed psychologist in Florida and an active member of the American Evaluation Association.