Ann Huffman, PhD

Ann Huffman Professor
Northern Arizona University
Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Blg 60 Rm #317
Phone: 928-523-5881

PhD Texas A&M University, 2004
MEd University of Maryland, 1997
BA San Diego State University,1989

Professional interests

Ann Huffman’s primary research interests include the work-life interface, high stress occupations and groups, and diversity in the workplace. Her research lab is active in trying to understand the processes related to career and family success of dual-career couples. She is also interested in military and veteran issues related to worker wellbeing and transitions from military to the civilian workforce.
Dr. Huffman is also interested in how organizational culture affects health-related behavior. Dr. Huffman (with Heidi Wayment from Psychological Sciences, and Debbie Craig and Monica Lininger, Athletic Training) have been awarded a multi-year grant ($399,377) from the NCAA/Department of Defense. Their study "Changing the culture of concussion reporting: A cultural analysis and implementation model" utilizes innovative as well as time-tested approaches to study the impact of athletic culture on concussion-related reporting behavior.

Recent publications (students or former students are bolded)


  • Huffman, A. H., Matthews, R. A., & Irving, L. H. (in press). Family fairness and cohesion in marital dyads: Mediating processes between work-family conflict and couple psychological distress. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.
  • Lininger, M., Wayment, H. A Huffman, A. H., Craig, D., & Irving, L. H. (in press). An exploratory study on the culture of concussion reporting from the athletes’ perspective: The “C-Word.” Athletic Training & Sports Health Care Journal. 
  • Huffman, A. H., & Olson, K. J. (in press). Gender differences in perceptions of resources and turnover intentions of work-linked couples in masculine occupations. Stress & Health. 
  • Huffman, A. H., Craddock, E. B., Culbertson, S. S., & Klinefelter, Z. (2016). Decision-making and exchange processes of dual-military couples: A review and suggested strategies for navigating multiple roles. Military Psychology. Advance online publication.
  • Huffman, A. H., Irving, L. H., & Wayment, W. A. (2015). The quiet ego: Assuaging organizational concerns about mindfulness. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 661 – 667. DOI: 10.1017/iop.2015.96
  • Huffman, A. H., Culbertson, S. S., Wayment, H. A., & Irving, L.  (2015). Resource replacement and psychological well-being during unemployment: The role of family support. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 89, 74-82.  10.1016/j.jvb.2015.04.011
  • Huffman, A. H., Olson, K., O’Gara, T., & King, E. (2014). The work-family interface and gender role traditionalism among fathers. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 29, 774-793.
  • Huffman, A. H., Van Der Werff, B. R., Henning, J. B., & Watrous-Rodriguez, K. (2014). When do recycling attitudes predict recycling? An Investigation of self-reporting versus observed behavior. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 38, 262-270.
  • Huffman, A. H., Payne, S. C., Koehly, L. M., Castro, C. A., & Culbertson, S. S. (2014). Examining time demands and work-family conflict on psychological distress. Military Behavioral Health, 2, 26-32. DOI: 10.1080/21635781.2013.844662
  • Huffman, A. H., Casper, W. J. & Payne, S. C. (2014).  Work-family interface: The forgotten link in the turnover model. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 35, 194-212. DOI: 10.1002/job.1862


Dr. Huffman teaches undergraduate research methods, industrial psychology, and organizational psychology. She also has an appointment in the WA Franke College of Business, where she teaches management classes.