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Patricia Barbetta

Title: Associate Professor

Office: ZEB 235

Phone: 305-348-2835


Specialty: Special Education

Department(s): Teaching and Learning

Dr. Patricia M. Barbetta served as a teacher, program supervisor, and education director during her 11 years at a school in Pennsylvania for students with emotional and behavioral disorders. Currently, she is an Associate Professor in special education. She has numerous publications in special education journals and has been awarded multiple federal, state, and local grants (nearly $9.8 million as of Fall 2016).

Research Areas

Instructional strategies for students with disabilities, assistive and instructional technologies


Florida International University Frost Professor Award (2007); Florida International University Builders Award (2007); Florida International University Excellence in Teaching Award, Florida International University, Miami, FL (1996)