Faculty Portrait

Contact Information

Name: J. Ann Moylan, PhD, CCLS, CFLE

Title: Director, Community Engagement Center, and Professor, Family Studies and Human Development

Office Location: Library 4028

Email: moylan@csus.edu

Office Phone: 916-278-4610

Mailing Address: Sacramento State 6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6043

Office Hours: By Appointment

Recent Publications, Presentations and Creative Works

Morgan, E. H., Geer, L.C., and Moylan, J. A. (2023). Innovative models of parent education and empowerment for families of disabled children. National Council on Family Relations. St Paul, MN: NCFR Report.

Davis, R. and Moylan, J. A. (2023). [Poster]. Jumpstart: Equity, anti-racism and social justice. CSUS Community Engagement Showcase. Sacramento, CA.

Ferreira Van Leer, K., Moylan, J. A. and Kivel, D., (2022). Continuing our praxis: Lessons learned over 2 years of a faculty learning community and instructional work on centering anti-racism in experiential learning. CUMU. Poster. San Diego, CA.

Ferreira Van Leer, K., Kivel, D., and Moylan, J. A. (2020). Developing critical consciousness: Lessons from a faculty learning community on centering anti-racism in experiential learning.” Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) Learning and Sharing Virtual Series.

Moylan, J. A. (April, 2018). [Poster]. China’s One Child Policy: Implications for children and families. Western Region Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Burlingame, CA. 

Moylan, J. A. & Braunstein, N. (October, 2017). What’s Happening Internationally in Family and Consumer Science. North Central District California Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Sacramento, CA.

Moylan, J. A. & Donnelly, B. (May, 2017). Invited speaker, Luoyang Normal University, College of Preschool Education. Early Childhood Education in the U. S. Luoyang, Henan Province, China. 

Kivel, B. D. & Moylan, J. A. (April, 2017). Writing Partners@ Sac State: Writing as a Pathway to Civic Education. Continuum of Service Conference, Denver, CO. 

Moylan, J. A. (April, 2015). Ethical Dilemmas and Cultural Sensitivity in Service Learning. The 18th Annual Continuums of Service Conference, Long Beach, CA 

Moylan, J. A. (March, 2015). [Poster]. Collaboration with Community Partners – Course Development for Career Application. CSU Symposium on University Teaching, Los Angeles, CA.

Moylan, J.A. (September 2013). Weight of the Nation. Discussant for film showing at North Central District chapter of CAFCS. California Department of Education, Sacramento, CA.

Moylan, J.A., Migliaccio, T., and McDonald, K. (February 2012). Establishing an interdisciplinary research collaboration. CSUS Teacher Scholar Collaborative, Center for Teaching and Learning, Sacramento, CA.

Moylan, J. Ann (2011). “Single parent family constellations: Diversity, complexity, perception and practice.” In Krishna L. Guadalupe and Debra L. Welkley, Eds. Family Constellation within the Context of Human Diversity: Implications for Practice. Chicago: Lyceum.

Moylan, J. A. (2010). Adoption and attachment: Longitudinal case study on adoption from China. An educational DVD. Sacramento: CSUS.

Moylan, J. A., Welkley, D. L., & Guadalupe, K. L. (April 2010). Honoring diverse contributions through the exploration of family constellations. Research and Creative Activities, Sacramento, CA.

In the News

Community Engagement Center Events in the News

Prof. Ann Moylan Leads New Family Services Partnership 

FACS 155 Students Dominate 2014 NCFR Contest

Essay on Parenting, Davis Enterprise, Sept. 2013

President's Address, Fall 2013, page five, Campus Highlights

New course, FACS 96, Child Life and Family-centered Care

Students in FACS 155 win National Awards through NCFR

Campus Involvement

Advisory Committee to the Search Committee for the University President, 2023

Steering Committee, Anchor University Advisory Council

Past University Roles

Interim Director, Community Engagement Center

Director, Center for Family Studies

Mentor, McNair Scholars Program

Faculty Mentoring Faculty, Center for Teaching and Learning

Faculty Advisor, Queer/Straight Alliance

Mentor, Guardian Scholars Program

Member, College of SSIS Faculty Council

Board Member, Camp Kesem, Sacramento

Faculty Advisor, Camp Kesem, Sacramento

Steering Committee for Fall 2020 Convocation on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

UEI Bookstore Advisory Council

Professional Associations


A child getting a flower painted on her cheek

Campus trees during the fall

Guy West Bridge

 A student relaxing in a hammock on campus

Artwork on the side wall of Studio Theater One