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Carla Abad

Assistant Teaching Professor


Office: VH 160B

Phone: 305-348-7683


Carla 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 assistant teaching professor, 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 Program.

Courses Taught

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


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