Sophia Wisniewska, Dean
Temple University Ambler is an ideal place to pursue your higher education--with a convenient location, great course offerings and a friendly atmosphere. Located in suburban Montgomery County, just 18 miles north of the Main Campus (and minutes from Route 309 and the PA Turnpike), Ambler offers the best of two worlds: the coziness of a small college campus plus the excitement and vast resources of a great University. Commuters and residents enjoy Ambler's stunning grounds, state-of-the-art computer labs, "smart" classrooms, vibrant student life, and recreational facilities that include an exercise/weight room, indoor/outdoor pool, sand volleyball pit, tennis and basketball courts, and jogging trail. Ambler's facilities include modern science laboratories, a library, a computer-assisted design lab, and a residence hall. Come join the 4,000 students who choose Temple University Ambler each year.
Ambler offers hundreds of undergraduate courses, day and evening, taught by the University's distinguished faculty. Students can begin almost every undergraduate program at Ambler. Depending on the major, students can take all their courses at Ambler. The most popular majors that can be completed at Ambler include: Business, Communications and Theater (interdepartmental major), Criminal Justice, Education, and Psychology. Undergraduate courses include offerings from Temple's Core Curriculum and basic courses in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, and Physics. These enable Pre-Allied Health students to complete the required first two years of prerequisite coursework. Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, Pre-Pharmacy, or Pre-Physical Therapy students can take all the courses at Ambler required for admission to a professional school. Nurses may also complete the BSN entirely at Ambler. Pre-Law students may remain at Ambler for four years, pursuing degrees in Business, Communications, Social Sciences, or the Humanities. The campus is home to Temple's Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, unique in its emphasis on urban landscape architecture and its ecological orientation toward open space and landscape planning. The beautiful landscaped grounds feature formal gardens, orchards, wooded areas, and an arboretum.
For a change of pace and scenery, Ambler students can also take courses at Main, Center City, Tyler, or the Health Sciences Campus. The University provides free bus service which runs between Ambler, Tyler and the Main Campus in the Fall and Spring. Students commuting by car will find ample parking. For those traveling by public transportation, the University provides free shuttle bus service between the campus and the SEPTA railroad station in Ambler (also a stop on SEPTA's bus line #94 from Chestnut Hill) during the fall and spring semesters, with limited service during the first summer session.
Ambler attracts students who live or work north of Philadelphia, including those from Bucks, Lehigh, Montgomery, and Northampton Counties. The Blue Route (Rt. 476) also makes Temple University Ambler easily accessible to students from Chester and Delaware counties. Temple also offers undergraduate programs in Business Administration, Education, Nursing (for RNs), and Organizational Studies at Bucks County Community College, making it easy for Bucks students to earn their Temple degree at a convenient location and providing another convenient site for Ambler students to take courses.
After graduating, many Temple students continue their graduate work at Temple University Fort Washington. Located in the Fort Washington Office Center, this graduate and professional center features corporate-style classrooms and state-of-the-art computer labs. Students may complete master's degrees in Business, Education, Electrical Engineering, and Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance/ Regulatory Affairs, one certification program in Education, and several certificate programs in Engineering and Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance/Regulatory Affairs.
For more information about Ambler programs, please call the Welcome Center at (215) 283-1201 or toll-free at 1-888-GO AMBLER, or check the Temple Ambler website at www.temple.edu/ambler.
Ambler students' names will be placed on the Ambler Dean's List for any semester in which they complete a minimum of 12 semester hours for letter-graded courses and earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or better. A part-time student must have completed the fall semester and following spring semester with a combined total of at least 12 semester hours of graded coursework with a combined two-semester grade point average of 3.5 or above.
In accordance with academic standards established by the colleges or schools in which Ambler students are enrolled, they may receive an academic warning, be placed on academic probation, or be dismissed from the University.
ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICESAcademic Advising
West Hall 109, (215) 283-1237
The Office of Academic and Career Advising and Planning is staffed by professional advisers, faculty advisers, and faculty program coordinators who assist students in choosing their programs of study and curricula. Business and Management students are advised by the Fox School of Business and Management, West Hall 112, (215) 283-1399. Academic Advising coordinates new student orientation with Student Life.
Academic Services Admissions
Cashier and Student Financial Services
West Hall 102, (215) 283-1248
This office provides information and assistance regarding: registration and schedule revision procedures, name and address changes, enrollment verifications, transcript requests, production and validation of photo identification cards, and Pennsylvania residency requirements.
West Hall 110, (215) 283-1273
This office assists students in choosing a major as well as with career planning and placement efforts. Students can obtain career advising, attend workshops in resume and cover letter writing, learn about interviewing techniques, and find out about job-search strategies. Career resource materials are available. In addition, there is a component for Cooperative Education, Externships, and Internship Programs in cooperation with Main Campus.
The state-of-the-art Scholars Information Center is equipped with 50 IBM PC compatible Gateway 2000 P2-233 computers, scanners with optical character recognition software, high-speed network printers, and color inkjet printers. Laser printing is available for a nominal charge. E-Mail, Internet, and the World Wide Web can be accessed and menu options enable you to access Temple's multi-user computers (such as Astro, Unix, Nimbus, Thunder, and the IBM mainframe), and the Libraries online catalog. In addition, over 160 electronic research databases are available. Numerous Windows software applications are available, including Microsoft Office Professional (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access), WordPerfect Suite, Lotus SmartSuite, Visual FoxPro, Visual C++, PageMaker (on scanner PC), Netscape, Internet Explorer, Minitab, and SPSS.
Microcomputer Center/Small Teaching Labs
Used primarily for computer instruction, these rooms are equipped with IBM PC compatible Gateway 2000 P2-233 machines, and HP laser printers. Room 1 is equipped with 16 computers, Room 2/4 has 28, and Widener 207 has 24 work stations. Faculty interested in reserving the lab for computer instruction should call the Computer Center at (215) 283-1450.
Microcomputer Center/CAD Lab
Video Editing Lab
PC Lab/Temple University Fort Washington
Macintosh Lab/Temple University Fort Washington
Disability Resources and Services
Library Building, (215) 283-1383
Off-Site Class Locations
Temple University Fort Washington
Temple University Fort Washington (TUFW) Graduate and Professional Center is the home of Ambler's Master's degree programs in Business, Education, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Pharmaceutical QA/RA, and other graduate courses. The Office of Non-Credit and Special Programs, located at TUFW, provides seminars in professional development and computer applications for today's workforce at the Graduate Center. Certificate programs can also be completed in Editing, Computer Applications and Meeting Planning. Workshops are also available to help prepare for the SAT, GMAT, LSAT, and GRE. Personal enrichment courses are offered in arts and literature, wellness, exercise and horticulture at Temple University Ambler. TUFW is also utilized by local corporations for training programs and meetings during the day.
TUFW is located in the Fort Washington Office Park, close to Route 309 and the PA Turnpike, and features corporate-style classrooms and state-of-the-art computer labs.
Bucks County Community College
Temple University now offers undergraduate programs in Business Administration, Education, Nursing (for RNs), and Organizational Studies at Bucks County Community College. The partnership between the two schools enables Bucks students to continue their college education at the campus convenient to their home, enabling them to complete courses toward their respective Temple bachelor's degree. Special Temple Information days are sponsored at BCCC throughout the academic year. In addition, Bucks students are welcome to attend Ambler's Transfer Days when information sessions are provided for transfer students.
Student Financial Services
Bright Hall, (215) 283-1373
The bookstore sells required texts for Ambler courses, popular reading material, school clothing, toiletries, greeting cards, snacks, hot coffee and tea, cold drinks and computer software at educational prices.
Bright Hall 101, (215) 283-1425
A bus shuttle service runs regularly between the Ambler SEPTA station and the Ambler campus during the fall and spring semesters with limited service during the first summer session. There is also a Fall and Spring shuttle bus service between Temple campuses for students with courses on more than one campus. Copies of the schedule and Bus Regulations are available in the Office of Student Life.
Bright Hall 104, (215) 283-1427
Duplicating facilities are available to students, faculty, and staff at nominal costs.
West Hall Reception Area, (215) 283-1221
All new students (matriculated and non-matriculated) are required to have a current photo ID card. All returning students are required to have their ID cards validated each semester. Full-time students get their validation sticker at the Office of Student Life, Bright Hall. Part-time students get their validation sticker in West Hall.
Student Financial Services, West Hall 101, (215) 283-1247
The large commuter lot is the primary parking space for commuting students. Temple students must purchase a $40.00 hang tag/decal from the Cashier's Office for any vehicle they wish to park on campus lots. Handicapped parking is also available through the Cashier's Office. The permit is good for a full academic year through August 31. There is no daily charge to park.
Gymnasium, (215) 283-1327
Pool, (215) 283-1202
Recreational sports opportunities include intramurals, open recreation, aquatic programs, aerobics, and special events. A wide variety of activities are offered ranging from structured, competitive leagues to self-directed fitness avenues. Facilities include an indoor/outdoor pool, a fitness room with both cardiovascular and free weight equipment, basketball and tennis courts, and a sand volleyball pit. Students may also participate in Main Campus recreational activities.
East Hall and one wing of West Hall are two-story traditional residence halls, with double rooms, shared bathroom areas, social lounge areas, study rooms, kitchens with microwaves, fitness equipment, and recreational areas. The halls have 24-hour security and are staffed by professional and paraprofessional staff who create a positive living environment. The complex has its own Residence Hall Senate which plans social and educational activities for residents. Meals and snacks are served in the dining hall.
Bright Hall 101, (215) 283-1425
The office provides information about student activities and distributes the Ambler campus activities calendar, sells tickets for athletic and entertainment events, distributes bus schedules and GAF stickers, and provides off-campus housing information and general campus information.
Student Activities Office
Bright Hall Lounge, (215) 283-1277
Students may obtain information about student activities including the campus activities calendar, ticket sales for athletic and entertainment events, bus schedules, G.A.F. stickers, off-campus housing, and general campus information.
Student Government Association
Bright Hall, 1st Floor, (215) 283-1283
The Ambler Student Government Association (ASGA) enables Ambler students to seek solutions to their concerns pertaining to all aspects of the campus.
Bright Hall, 101, (215) 283-1425
There are 21 student organizations on campus, including Alpha Chi Rho fraternity, Banking and Finance Club, Beta Alpha Psi accounting honor society, Brothers and Sisters United, Column newspaper, Communications Society, Economics Society, Environmental Awareness Club, Gamma Sigma Sigma sorority, Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Student Association, Marketing Group, Non-Traditional Students’ Union, Pi Alpha Xi Landscape Architecture and Horticulture honor society, Pi Phi sorority, Pre-Law Society, Program Board, Psychology and Criminal Justice Association, Sigma Chi Delta sorority, Society for Exceptional Educators, Student Government Association, and WRFT-AM Radio 1610.
For information about student organizations in the Fox School of Business and Management, please refer to that section of the Bulletin.
Bright Hall, 1st Floor
Newspaper, (215) 283-1283
Radio Station, (215) 283-1278
The Temple Column (newspaper) and WRFT 1610 AM (radio station) are managed and operated entirely by students. These organizations provide communications students with challenging opportunities to become involved in various aspects of mass media production.
Many business students find valuable opportunities in the areas of marketing, advertising, and management for The Column and/or WRFT. Students in all majors are welcomed and encouraged to participate.
ADMINISTRATIONSophia Wisniewska, Dean, Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College
Patricia Bradley, Associate Dean for Curriculum and Planning, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Marylou Delizia, Director, Temple University Fort Washington Graduate and Professional Education Center, M.Ed., Temple University
Kevin Freese, Assistant Dean for Academic Services, B.A., Temple University
Bonnie Frumer, Assistant Dean for Curriculum and Planning, M.A., Temple University
David Hensley, Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, Ph.D., Purdue University
Kenneth Kaiser, Director of Finance and Operations, M.B.A., Temple University
Wanda Lewis-Campbell, Assistant Dean for Student Life, M.S.W., University of Connecticut
Michele O’Connor, Assistant Dean for Academic Planning and Advising, M.Phil., University of Glasgow, and M.S., College Misericordia
Elizabeth Richard, Director of Graduate Marketing and Program Development, M.B.A., University of Houston
Michael Schlotterbeck, Assistant Director of Marketing, B.A., Elizabethtown College
Kevin Wood, Director, Non-Credit Programs, B.S., Pennsylvania State University
StaffKim Berring, Coordinator of Student Activities, M.Ed., Temple University
John Bowser, Academic Adviser, M.Ed., Temple University and M.S., University of Pennsylvania
Lisa Blum, Department Manager, Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, M.S., Rutgers University
Marie Brasch, Administrative Assistant, Special Programs
Jeanne Chen, Librarian, M.L.S., Appalachian State University
Linda Cotilla, Suburban Campus Libraries Head, M.S.L.S., Villanova University
Judy Ermigiotti, Academic Adviser, M.A., Rider College
Yessenia Garcia-Lebron, Assistant Director, Enrollment Management, Ed.M., Temple University
Ruth Gardner, Office Manager, Academic and Career Advising and Planning, B.A., Temple University
Karen Grow, Coordinator of Audiovisual Services, B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Susan Hyer, Manager, Computer Services, M.Ed., Beaver College
David Kaiser, Assistant Director of Enrollment Management, Fox School of Business and Management, B.A., Temple University
Patricia Kelly, Schedule Manager, B.A., College of William and Mary
Irene Lojeski, Supervisor, Academic Services, B.S.Ed., Temple University
Paul Myers, Recreation Specialist, M.Ed., East Carolina University
Chuck Nixon, Lab Supervisor, Computer Services and Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, B.S., Temple University
James O’Donnell, Resident Director, B.B.A., Temple University
Larry O’Reilly, Assistant Lab Supervisor, Computer Services, Fort Washington, B.B.A., Temple University
Reid Overturf, Assistant Lab Superviser, Computer Services
Elisabeth Reap, Assistant Director, Financial Aid, B.A., Temple University
Maleeka Scott, Data Coordinator
Tatiana St. Phard, Admissions Counselor, B.A., Temple University
Sylvia Studenmund, Assistant to the Dean, Ed.M., Temple University
Sandra Thompson, Librarian, M.L.S., Drexel University
Maryanne West, Evening Services Coordinator
Program Coordinators/AdvisersRegina Bannon, Director, Organizational Studies, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Richard Burke, Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Harriet Butterfield, Fox School of Business and Management, Academic Adviser, B.A., Temple University
Francis Christoph, Jr., Coordinator of Mathematics, Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Leonard O. Greenfield, Coordinator of Anthropology, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Alvin Greenspan, Coordinator of Engineering, Professor Emeritus, M.S.M.E., Drexel University
John Helferty, Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering, Ph.D., Drexel University
James Hilty, Coordinator of History, Ph.D., University of Missouri
Michael Hooper, Coordinator of Political Science, Ph.D., University of Illinois
Joseph Hrusovsky, College of Engineering, M.S.E.E., Lehigh University
Barbara Hughes, Coordinator RN-BSN Program, R.N., M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania
Richard Kaplan, Academic Coordinator, Pharmaceutical QA/RA Program, Ph.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine CUNY
James S. Karra, Coordinator of Physics, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Baldev Lamba, Director of Landscape Architecture, M.L.A., University of Pennsylvania
Barbara Markwalter, Career Coordinator, M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Robert Mason, Director, Environmental Studies, Ph.D., Rutgers University
Helene A. Matt, Academic Adviser, Ed.M., Temple University
Susan McCaffrey, Academic and Disability Adviser, M.S., Western Maryland College
Maria Luisa Morsi, College of Allied Health Professions, R.D., M.S., Drexel University
Thomas W. O’Connor, Jr., School of Pharmacy, Program Director, Pharmaceutical QA/RA Program, M.B.A., Pharm.D, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Sciences
Sheperd Roberts, Department of Biology, Ph.D., Princeton University
Helen H. Robinson, Fox School of Business and Management, Director of Academic Services, B.A., Temple University
Bonita Silverman, Department of Nursing, M.S., Thomas Jefferson University
Stephen Smith, Coordinator, Criminal Justice, M.Phil., Cambridge University
John Sorrentino, Department of Economics, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Purdue University
Robert Storey, Coordinator of English, Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles
Laura Taylor, Undergraduate Adviser, Health Studies, M.S., St. Joseph’s University
Rani Thiramongkol, School of Business and Management, M.B.A. Adviser, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
Alan Wells, Ambler Director of Academic Advising for Communications and Theater, Ph.D., Washington University
Ken M. White, Coordinator of Admissions and Advising, B.S.W. Program, M.A., United Theological Seminary
Susan Young, Fox School of Business and Management, Academic Adviser, M.Ed., Lehigh University
CONTINUING EDUCATION (page 24)
Temple University Ambler (TUA)/Temple University Fort Washington (TUFW)
Welcome Center, (215) 283-1201
Temple University's Ambler and Fort Washington campuses offer extensive undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree courses/programs available days, evenings, and weekends. Workshops dealing with returning to school, financial aid, careers, and graduate and professional school options are offered each semester.
For more information about workshops, open houses, or to receive catalogs or general information, please call the Welcome Center at (215) 283-1201 or fill out an on-line form located on the Temple Ambler website at http://www.temple.edu/ambler.
Advisers are available at least two nights a week to provide academic advising to students who wish to take courses toward future matriculation (enrolling in a degree program) or for business or personal growth. Call the Office of Academic and Career Advising and Planning , (215) 283-1237, for an appointment.
STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES (page 29)
Documents Needed to Apply
Applicants should obtain the Undergraduate Financial Aid Application Packet. It contains the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and information about application procedures. This packet is available from the Department of Student Financial Services on each campus.
Ambler Campus, West Hall 103
Health Sciences Center, LB 41, F.S.U. Bldg.
Tyler Campus, 300 Tyler Hall
Main Campus, Conwell Hall