Dr. Carla Rudder

Dr. Carla Rudder

Associate Professor, General Education and Foundation Program

Dr. Carla Rudder is currently an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Rabdan Academy.  Prior to joining Rabdan Academy she taught mathematics at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi, UAE, a community college in Florida, USA and a middle school at an international school in Singapore.  Born in the United States, Dr. Rudder was educated at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, USA and graduated with a BS in Applied Mathematics.  Prior to beginning her academic career she completed her Masters and Doctorate in Mathematics Education from Florida State University.  Dr. Rudder has conducted research in both mathematical problem solving and developmental mathematics.  Since beginning her career, Dr. Rudder has realized a passion for developmental mathematics education, curriculum development, and action research.

Dr. Rudder has participated in both individual and collaborative research.  She presented her findings from research on developmental mathematics at the 2012 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Boston, MA, USA.  She was awarded a grant to fund her research entitled “5 Minutes to Success: Using Question Cards in Mathematics as a Pre-emptive Formative Assessment.”  The purpose of the research was to investigate was to assist students in gauging their own learning prior to a weighted exam.

  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA

Ph.D. Mathematics Education – August 2006


  • M.S. Mathematics Education – August 2003


  • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA

B.S. Applied Mathematics – June 2001

  • Developmental Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • College Mathematics
  • Calculus 1
  • Mathematics Education
  • Developmental Mathematics
  • Teaching Mathematics
  • Student Success

Grants: 2 year Grant award (69670 DHS)

“5 Minutes to Success: Using Question Cards in Mathematics as a Pre-emptive Formative Assessment”



2016 MENA STEM Summit, Dubai, UAE, April 29-30, 2016

Title: Mathemaction


2012 Joint Mathematics Meetings, Boston, MA USA January 4-7, 2012

Title: “Energize: Strategies to Keep Students Going and Going

Abstract Published in Conference Proceedings – 1077-C5-1527

(Volume 33, Number 1, Issue 167-Winter 2012)



Johnson, J & C. Rudder (2017) Calculus Writing Prompts: You Know what I mean …I Just Can’t Explain It, MathAMATYC Educator 8(3).



Theuri, S. & c. Rudder (2011, July) Dietary Patterns Among School Children in Abu Dhabi, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 43(4), 18.


Rudder, C. (2006) Case Study: Problem Solving Strategies Used by Singaporeans and American Students, Dissertation, Florida State University