Ann Futterman Collier, PhD

Ann Futterman Collier Associate Professor and Chair
Northern Arizona University
Clinical Psychology
Blg 60 Rm #331
Phone: 928-523-4124

BS 1982 University of California, Los Angeles
MA 1985 University of California, Los Angeles
PhD 1990 University of California, Los Angeles
Postdoctoral Fellow in Psycho-Oncology, Psychiatry Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, 1990-1991.

Professional interests

Dr. Collier is a clinical psychologist with specialties in both health psychology and cross-cultural psychology. For her cross-cultural work, Dr. Collier uses Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) models with indigenous people and refugees. Dr. Collier is actively developing projects that are relevant to both Pacific Islanders and Native American people to change health behaviors. She also studies the role of arousal and engagement in mood-repair and rejuvenation; this has been applied to her research with textile handcrafts in women, art-making, the do-it-yourself (DIY) and "Maker" movements.

Recent publications 


  • Tidikis, V., Ash, I.K., & Collier, A.F. (2017).  The effects of interaction of emotional valence and arousal on attentional breadth and creative task performance.  Accepted by Creativity Research Journal.
  • Collier, A.D. & Wayment, H.A. (2017). Collier, A. F., & Wayment, H. A. (2017). Psychological Benefits of the “Maker” or Do-It-Yourself Movement in Young Adults: A Pathway Towards Subjective Well-Being. Journal of Happiness Studies, 1-23.
  • Collier, A.F., Wayment, H.A., Birkett, M. (2016).  Impact of Making Textile Handcrafts on Mood Enhancement and Inflammatory Immune Changes. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 33 (4), 178-185.  DOI: 10.1080/07421656.2016.1226647
  • Collier, A.D. & Russell, S.M. (2016).  Chapter 48: Neurobiology of Psychotic Illness.  In L.E. Copstead Kirkhorn and J. L. Banasik (Eds), Pathophysiology, 6th edition.  New York:  Saunders.
  • Collier, A.D. & Russell, S.M. (2016).  Chapter 49: Neurobiology of Nonpsychotic Illness. In L.E. Copstead Kirkhorn and J. L. Banasik (Eds), Pathophysiology, 6th edition.  New York:  Saunders.
  • Wayment, H.A., Collier, A., Traustadottir, T., Till, R., & Birkett, M. (2015) Brief quiet ego contemplation reduces oxidative stress and mind wandering. Frontiers in Psychology: Psychology for Clinical Settings.
  • Collier, A.D. & von Karolyi, C.  (2014). Rejuvenation in the “making:” Lingering mood mood-repair in textile handcrafters.  Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts, 8(4), 475-485.Retrieved from
  • Futterman Collier, A., Munger, M., & Moua, Y.K. (2012).  Hmong mental health needs assessment:  A community-based partnership in a small Mid-Western community. American Journal Community Psychology, 49, 73-86.  Retrieved from DOI:   10.1007/s10464-011-9436-z
  • Collier, A.D. (2012).  Using textile arts and handcrafts in therapy with women:  Weaving lives back together. London, England:  Jessica Kingsley Publications.  ISBN: 978-1-84905-838-4
  • Collier, A.D. (2011).  The well-Being of women who create with textiles:   Implications for art therapy.  Art Therapy, 28 (3), 1-9.
  • Robertson, P., Futterman Collier, A., Sellman, J.D., Adamson, S.J., Deering, D., Todd, F., & Huriwai, T. (2001).  Clinician beliefs and practices related to increasing responsivity to the needs of Maori with alcohol and drug problems. Substance Use and Misuse, 36(6), 1015-1032.
  • Adamson, S.J., Sellman, J.D., Futterman Collier, A., Huriwai, T., Deering, D., & Robertson, T. (2000).  A profile of alcohol and drug clients in New Zealand: Results from the 1998 national telephone survey. New Zealand Medical Journal, 113, 414-416. 
  • Wenzel, L.B., Futterman Collier, A.D., & Munn N.A. (2000).  Psychosocial Aspects of Cancer. In M. Wood & P.A. Bunn (Eds) Haematology/Oncology Secrets (2nd Edition).  Philadelphia PA:  Hanley & Belfus, Inc. Medical Publishers.
  • Futterman-Collier, A.D., McClure, F., Collier, J.H., Otto, C., & Polloi, A. (1999).  Culture-specific views of child maltreatment and parenting styles in a pacific-island community.  Child Abuse and Neglect, 23 (3), 229-244.
  • Futterman-Collier, A.D., Sadao, K., Otto, C., & Polloi, A. (1997). Perceptions of the social, cultural, and psychological well-being in Palau.  Pacific Health Dialog, 4 (1), 28-34. 
  • Futterman, A.D., Wellisch, D.K., Zieghelboim, J., Luna-Raines, M., & Weiner, H.  (1996). Psychological and immunological reactions of family members to patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation.  Psychosomatic Medicine, 58, 472-480. 
  • Futterman, A.D., Kemeny, M., Shapiro, D., & Fahey, J.L. (1994).  Immunological and physiological changes associated with induced positive and negative mood.  Psychosomatic Medicine, 56, 499-511. 
  • Munn, N. & Futterman, A.D. (1994).  Anxiety and depression in cancer patients. In M. Wood (Ed.) Haematology/Oncology Secrets (pp. 249-252).  Pennsylvania:  Hanley & Belfus.
  • Redd, W.H., Dadds, M., Futterman, A.D., Taylor, K., & Bovbjerg, D.H. (1993).  Nausea induced by mental images of chemotherapy.  Cancer, 72, 629-636. 
  • Futterman, A.D., Kemeny, M., Shapiro, D., Polonsky, W., & Fahey, J.L. (1992). Immunological variability associated with experimentally-induced positive and negative affective states: Preliminary findings.  Psychological Medicine, 22, 231-238. 
  • Futterman, A.D., Wellisch, D., Bond, G., & Carr, C. (1991).  The psychosocial levels system:  A new rating scale to identify and assess emotional difficulties during bone marrow transplantation.  Psychosomatics, 32: 177-186.



Dr. Collier teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in health psychology, and Program Evaluation, as well as undergraduate courses in abnormal psychology, Interpersonal Process and Counseling, Capstone on Global Issues in Women's Mental Health. She frequently involves students in her research, both at the undergraduate and graduate level.