Annmarie Caño, Ph.D. is Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and a Professor of Psychology at Gonzaga University. Dr. Caño’s work as a leader is informed by personal experience and a research career on chronic pain and illness, empathy and emotional regulation, and diversity and inclusion topics. She has over 70 publications, has served as principal investigator on four National Institutes of Health grants, and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in two divisions (Society for Health Psychology and Society for Couple and Family Psychology).

A Latina and a first-generation college student, Dr. Caño earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in psychology from Stony Brook University and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Princeton University. In 2010, she completed the Ignatian Spirituality Internship at Manresa Jesuit Retreat House (Michigan), with a specialty in spiritual direction and Ignatian discernment. She enjoys exploring Spokane and the Northwest with her husband and son.