Nicole Alea Albada

Nicole Albada

Associate Teaching Professor


Nicole Alea Albada received her BS in Psychology, with honors, from the University of Florida. She continued at the University of Florida, earning her MS and PhD in Developmental Psychology, with an emphasis on adult development and aging. She also received graduate certificates in Gerontology and Social Science methodology. Her PhD was funded by a National Research Service Award (NRSA) Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institute on Aging. Her first appointment was as an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, until 2007. She then joined the faculty and became a tenured Senior Lecturer at the University of the West Indies St. Augustine, in Trinidad and Tobago. Nicole joined the faculty of the University of California Santa Barbara in 2018.