Faculty & Staff

Adriana Colom Cruz

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., University of Puerto Rico; M.S., University of Essex; Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University

Adriana Colom Cruz earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico, an M.S. in General Psychology from the University of Essex, and a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology with a specialization in social psychology from Florida Atlantic University.

Dr. Colom's previous research at FAU explored how sexism influenced supportive behaviors within close relationships. Specifically, she has worked with romantic couples in observational settings to determine the impact benevolent sexism may have in helping situations. Her current research interests include ambivalent sexism in the workplace and within close romantic relationships, and psychology of liberation and colonialism (especially among the Puerto Rican diaspora).

In her free time, Dr. Colom enjoys traveling to different countries; her most recent trip taking her to La Habana, Cuba. She also enjoys dancing salsa, practicing yoga, and spending time with her friends and family.


Courses offered

101 Principles of Psychology

251 Research Methods and Data Analysis