Carla Brigandi, PhD
West Virginia University
College of Education and Human Services
Department of Learning Science and Human Development
Dr. Carla Brigandi is an Assistant Professor at West Virginia University where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Educational Psychology, Statistics, and Special and Gifted Education. Dr. Brigandi's scholarship is generally focused on improving educational opportunities for students who have high academic ability, particularly those from traditionally underserved populations. She currently serves as PI on a federally funded project to increase identification of and services to students with advanced academic ability and who live in rural and low SES communities, particularly in computer science, by providing effective instruction. Her related interests include evidence-based enrichment practices, curriculum and instruction, and professional development. She earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a focus on Gifted Education and Talent Development from the University of Connecticut.