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Carla Abad



Office: VH 160B

Phone: 305-348-7683


Dr. Abad completed her PhD in Developmental Science at FIU, where she explored the influence of environmental factors such as play and language on the development of young children's spatial skills. Before her current position as a psychology instructor, Dr. Abad served as a POD Educational Development Intern at FIU's Center for the Advancement of Teaching and later as the assistant director of FIU's Learning Assistant (LA) Program.

Courses Taught

  • Children's Learning
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis in Psychology I
  • LA Seminar


  • PhD, Developmental Science, Florida International University
  • MS, Developmental Science, Florida International University
  • BA, Psychology, New College of Florida
  • AA, Psychology, The Honors College at Miami Dade College