Carmela Abbruzzese

Associate Professor Education

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EdD, Applied Psycholinguistics, Education, Boston University, 1984

MEd, Speech Pathology/Hearing and Deafness, Education, Boston University, 1969

AB, English, Regis College, 1966

Tufts University, Technology as Culture and Environment, Chatauqua Course, 1994

Regis College, Spanish, 1989-1991


Sister Carmela has taught at Regis College since 1978, starting out as lecturer and rising through the ranks to associate professor of education. Prior to joining Regis, Sister Carmela worked at Boston area universities including Boston University, Northeastern, Boston School for the Deaf, and Bridgewater State College. She has been an active member of many committees including Curriculum and Policy, Educational Resource, Promotion & Tenure, Library Advisory Board on Literacy, just to name a few.


Sister Carmela was selected for inclusion in the sixth edition of Who’s Who Among American Teachers, 2000 and Who’s Who Among Weston Women Educators, 2006.


Abbruzzese, Carmela. (1985). "Phonological Acquisition in Developmentally-Dysphasic Children: A Study in the Perception and Production of Initial/Consonant Clusters." Published in ERIC: Dissertation Abstracts.

Hawkins, S., Banker, M., & Abbruzzese, C. (1980). "The Duration of Consonant Clusters in Normal and Language-Disordered Children’s Speech." Paper presented at ASHA Convention, Detroit, MI.

Abbruzzese, C. & Banker, M. (1979). "Phonological Acquisition in Language-Disordered and Normal Children: Duration as a Productive Strategy." Paper presented at the Boston University Conference on Language Development. Published in ERIC (1980).

Abbruzzese, Carmela. (1972). Part II: A Psycholinguistic Program. In Kirby, Alice (Ed.) A Manual for Use with the Aphasic Method. The Boston School for the Deaf, Randolph, MA.


Abbruzzese, Carmela. (2006). The Challenge and Promise of Children with Learning Differences: Strategies and Accommodations for Inclusion. Keynote Speaker for Archdiocesan Elementary School Teachers – South Region.

Abbruzzese, Carmela & Ruane, Joanne (2005). The Impact of Hearing Impairment on Children and Adults. Wellesley College Invited Speaker. Conducted roundtable discussion.

Abbruzzese, Carmela. (1996). Neurological Bases of Learning Disabilities. Invited Speaker—Aquinas Junior College, Milton, MA.

Abbruzzese, Carmela. (1995). Strategies for Whole Language. Invited participant on panel. Arlington Public Schools.

Abbruzzese, Carmela. (1990). The Principal as Instructional Leader: Leadership That Facilitates Teaching Strategies, Which Focus on Addressing Children With Special Needs: Invited speaker—Leadership Seminar sponsored by the Catholic School Office.

Abbruzzese, Carmela. (1985). Recognizing Learning-Disabled Children and Some Strategies for Working With Them in the Regular Classroom. Invited Speaker—Ninth Annual Professional Day for Archdiocesan Elementary School Teachers.

Abbruzzese, Carmela. (1985). Learning-Disabled Students in the Regular Classroom. Invited Speaker—Urban Educators’ Professional Day.

Abbruzzese, Carmela. (1985). Bilingualism: Opportunity or Problem? Invited Speaker—Urban Educators’ Professional Day.

Abbruzzese, Carmela. (1984). Language in a Social Context. Paper presented NCEA, Boston, MA.

Abbruzzese, Carmela. (1981). Deaf Children with Language Problems: What’s the Problem? Invited Speaker at Conference of Massachusetts Council of Organization Serving the Deaf (MACOSA).

Book Review

Abbruzzese, Carmela. (1993). Book Review: Teaching Children to Read and Write. Rudell, R. B. & Rudell, M. R., Allyn & Bacon.

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