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Special Assistant to the Provost
Dr. Kobek Pezzarossi has known since she was 12 years old she wanted to go into the field of psychology. After earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Lenoir-Rhyne University, she worked as an employment consultant for people with developmental disabilities. After two years she returned to school, this time as a graduate student at the University of Arkansas where she earned her Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling for People who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, she worked as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the State of Indiana. Her area of specialization was within the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population in Indianapolis, Indiana.
In realizing she still had a dream of a degree in psychology, Dr. Kobek Pezzarossi then enrolled at Gallaudet University's Clinical Psychology doctoral program where she earned a Master of Arts degree as well as a Doctor of Philosophy degree.
Dr. Kobek Pezzarossi is now Special Assistant to the Provost for Curriculum, Outreach, and Resources at Gallaudet University. She provides executive support for the Provost’s strategic agenda and initiatives, delegate responsibilities appropriately, and manage time effectively. She also oversees Institutional Accreditation, Assessment, and State and Local Licensure to ensure the institution’s alignment with all applicable standards and requirements. Dr. Kobek Pezzarossi works with academic areas to develop strategic plans, create policies, and collaborates with other divisions to analyze and develop recommendations in response to evolving issues. She serves as the accreditation liaison officer for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) as well as as a resource for professional accreditation throughout the university.
Dr. Kobek Pezzarossi was a 2021-2022 Fellow with the American Council on Education (ACE). She was hosted by Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania and her mentors were President Julie E. Wollman, Ph.D and Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Chief of Staff Kathryn J. Herschede, Ph.D
She is also a Professor with the Gallaudet University Department of Psychology. Her areas of teaching include Human Sexuality, Psychology of Gender, Social Psychology, Abnormal Psychology among other courses. Dr. Kobek Pezzarossi focuses her research in intimate partner violence (IPV) and the impact of media on mental health within the Deaf, DeafBlind, Deaf Disabled, and Hard of Hearing (DDBDDHH) community.
Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology, Gallaudet University
Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology, Gallaudet University
Master of Science, Rehabilitation Counseling for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, University of Arkansas
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Lenoir-Rhyne University
Gallaudet University, chartered in 1864, is a private university for deaf and hard of hearing students.
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