Caroline M. Kobek Pezzarossi, Ph.D has worked in the local, state, and federal level in the rehabilitation and mental health fields. Her background includes delivery of direct care in the mental health and rehabilitation fields as a counselor for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Dr. Kobek Pezzarossi has also taught a wide range of individuals, both in the classroom and out. Her strong background in independent living skills as well as psychology has provided her the opportunity to work with individuals in becoming productive members of society. She also teaches various courses in psychology at the college level and has contributed to state and national forums related to issues of concern for people with disabilities.
Dr. Kobek Pezzarossi's research interests are in the area of cultural interactions and communication, intimate partner violence in the Deaf and hard of hearing population and therapeutic interactions.
Dr. Kobek Pezzarossi teaches a variety of courses with the Department of Psychology. Such courses include Social Psychology, Human Sexuality, Internship Seminar, and Methods of Therapy.
Anderson, M. L., & Kobek Pezzarossi, C. M. (2013). Violence against deaf women: Effect of partner hearing status. Journal of Deaf Studies & Deaf Education, 2-11. doi:10.1093/deafed/ent053
Anderson, M.L. & Kobek Pezzarossi, C.M. (2012). Is it abuse? Deaf female undergraduates' labeling of partner violence. Journal of Deaf Studies & Deaf Education, 17 (2). 273-286
Leigh, I.W, Morere, D.A., & Kobek Pezzarossi, C.M. (In preparation). Deaf-gain: Beyond deaf culture. Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C.
Kobek Pezzarossi, C.M. (2011). Addressing the 'cultural inertia'. Observer, 24 (8).