Ann Garvin started her career in Nursing but had so many questions about healthcare, exercise and nutrition that she continuted working as a nurse while going back to school and gettting answers. After completing her Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from she worked extensively in psychometrics, statistics, and psychology to finish a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in Exercise Psychology publishing in the area of exercise, mental health and the media. Ann is currently a professor at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater teaching classes in Health, Nutrition, Stress Management, and Research Methods, with a focus on media literacy.
Decades of teaching health and studying what makes people tick proved a perfect backdrop for her novels ON MAGGIE’S WATCH & THE DOG YEAR (June 2014/Berkley Penguin). Her teaching position as an adjunct in the Masters of Fine Arts position at Southern New Hampshire University allows her to marry her love of people, story and writing and help others do the same. Ann, a natural story teller, is a sought after speaker and educator at conferences where writing, health and human nature is discussed.