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Patricia Barbetta

Associate Professor

Teaching and Learning

Office: ZEB 235

Phone: 305-348-2835


Specialty: Special Education

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