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Dr. Mottarella joined UCF in 1998 as the Coordinator (& Instructor) of Undergraduate Advising for the Psychology Department. She received her Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree from the Florida Institute of Technology in 1993 and is currently licensed as a psychologist in the state of Florida. Prior to joining the UCF faculty, Dr. Mottarella was a Program Director for a community mental health agency and developed multiple outreach programs for at-risk children and their families. She was also a member of the Family Services Planning Team and the Child Abuse Prevention Task Force in Brevard County. Her clinical interests include in-home counseling and outreach models, and psychological assessment, particularly assessment and intervention of learning disabilities in adults.

Undergraduate Research Excellence

The Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence (SURE) was held on April 2, 2015 as a part of 2015 Research Week at UCF.  SURE celebrates undergraduate research and creativity across the university curricul... Read more

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