Dr. Carla Abreu-Ellis, Associate Professor

Dr. Carla Abreu-Ellis

CEC Faculty Advisor
Dwight Schar College of Education
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Dr. Carla Abreu-Ellis, Professor, holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Bowling Green State University. Dr. Abreu-Ellis teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the Dwight Schar College of Education at Ashland University. Her research interests include College students with disabilities, technology and disabilities, access to education and retention of college students, Universal Design, and diversity. She has authored or co-authored articles in the following journals: Journal of Developmental Education, Brock Education Journal, Journal of College Orientation and Transition, and Journal of Teaching and Learning. She co-authored a book chapter, The digital divide in disability and education. In C. Vrasidas, M. Zembylas, & G. V. Glass (Eds.), ICT for Education, Development, and Social Justice. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing, Inc. Dr. Abreu-Ellis is a member of the NAMI Richland County Board and a board member of the Country School Association of America (CSAA). 

Research Areas

College students with disabilities
Technology and disabilities
Access to education and retention
Universal Design
One-room schools


Ph.D. Higher Education Administration. BGSU
M.Ed. Special Education. BGSU
Specialist Degree Education and Human Development
B.Sc. Psychology. University of Toronto

Courses Taught

EDIS 245 - International Perspectives of Disability
EDIS 250/546 - Introduction to Educational Intervention
EDIS 442/542 - Communication, Consultation, & Teaming Skills
EDIS 405/ EDFN 402 - Legal Social & Professional Issues
EDIS 579- Special education Law, Policies, and Procedures
EDUC 788 – Inquiry Seminar

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