James W. Hilty, Ph.D.,
Acting Dean, Ambler College
CEO, Temple University Ambler
580 Meetinghouse Road
Ambler, PA 19002
Temple University Ambler, a respected innovator in research and education in social, economic, and environmental studies, delivers high-quality undergraduate, graduate, and non-credit programs to meet the needs of the region and provide a rewarding life experience for students of all ages. Ambler campus faculty and administration promote responsible citizenry through curricular and extracurricular activities and applied research that demonstrate and promote concepts central to the creation of strong, sustainable communities - student-centered learning, community engagement, and respect for the environment.
The Ambler campus, with an undergraduate student population of 3,000, is an ideal campus to pursue higher education, with a convenient location, courses in a variety of disciplines, and a friendly atmosphere. Located in suburban Montgomery County, just 18 miles north of the Main Campus (and minutes from Route 309 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike), Ambler offers the benefits of a small college campus with the excitement and vast resources of a large university. Ambler attracts students who live or work in the greater Philadelphia area, including those from Philadelphia, Bucks, Lehigh, Montgomery, and Northampton counties. The
(Route 476) also makes Temple University Ambler easily accessible to students from Chester and
Commuters and residents enjoy Ambler's stunning grounds, student organizations and activities, and recreational facilities that include an exercise/weight room, indoor/outdoor pool, and tennis and basketball courts. The campus is also home to Temple University's baseball, softball, and men's and women's soccer NCAA Division I teams.
Ambler's facilities include science laboratories, a library, top-quality computer labs, "smart" classrooms, Computer-Assisted Design (CAD) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) lab/classrooms, dining center, cafés, and a residence hall.
In Fall 2006 the new Ambler Learning Center opened; the Center is a state-of-the-art facility incorporating smart classrooms, wireless technology, new computer labs/classrooms, a technology "breakout" room, study lounges, video-conferencing room, and a 300-seat auditorium. There is also a mathematics and writing resources center as well as a visual arts studio that includes an art education classroom.
The Ambler campus offers hundreds of undergraduate courses during the day, evening, and weekends, taught by the University's distinguished faculty. Students may begin almost every undergraduate program at Ambler. Depending on the major, students may take all their courses at Ambler. Popular majors that can be completed at Ambler include: Business, Community and Regional Planning, Criminal Justice, English, Elementary Education (Early Childhood and Special Education), History, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Nursing (for RNs), and Psychology.
Undergraduate courses include offerings from Temple's Core Curriculum and basic courses in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, and Physics. These enable Pre-Health Professions (Pre-Nursing and Pre-Health Information Management) students to complete the required first two years of prerequisite coursework. Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Podiatry, Pre-Physical Therapy, or Pre-Occupational Therapy students may take courses at Ambler required for admission to a professional school. Nurses (RNs) may also complete the BSN entirely at Ambler. Pre-Law students may remain at Ambler for four years, pursuing degrees in Business, Community and Regional Planning, Social Sciences, or the Humanities. (See the Degree Program Chart for a listing of the programs that can be completed entirely at the Ambler campus.)
The campus is home to Temple's Ambler College, which houses the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, the Department of Community and Regional Planning (B.S. and M.S. programs), and the Center for Sustainable Communities at Temple University Ambler.
The beautiful landscaped grounds, also known as the Landscape Arboretum of Temple University Ambler, feature formal gardens, a sustainable wetland garden, a green roof garden, an herb garden, wooded areas, a native plant propagation center, and much more.
For a change of pace and scenery, Ambler students can also take courses at Main Campus, Temple University Center City, or the Health Sciences Center. (See Bus Service below.) Temple also offers undergraduate courses at Bucks County Community College, providing another convenient site for Ambler students to take Temple courses.
After graduating, many Temple students continue their graduate work at the Temple University Fort Washington Graduate and Professional Center. See the "Off–Site Class Locations/Fort Washington" section below.
For more information about Ambler programs, please call 267-468-8000 or check the Temple University Ambler Web site at www.ambler.temple.edu.
Academic Awards and Standards at Ambler
See www.temple.edu/ambler/ac_services/scholarships.htm for additional details.
- Ambler Collegial Assembly Awards for Distinguished Academic Achievement: cash awards to Ambler campus students, graduating within the current academic year, who have cumulative grade point averages of at least 3.5, have their academic files at Ambler campus, have taken the majority of their coursework at Ambler, and have set an example of outstanding academic achievement for the Temple University Ambler community. Students must be nominated by an Ambler campus faculty member.
- Ambler Collegial Assembly/Ambler Bookstore Award: a cash award to an Ambler campus graduating student. See the criteria for the Ambler Collegial Assembly Awards.
- Joseph R. Beltley Scholarship: a $1,000 scholarship awarded to an Ambler campus Psychology major who has distinguished herself/himself through outstanding participation in community service.
- Elizabeth Clarke Award for Conservation Education: $1,500 annual award presented to a graduating senior intending to study, teach, or work in the discipline of conservation education; based on the student's positive attitude and financial need.
- Criminal Justice Scholar's Award: $250 award given to an Ambler graduating senior in Criminal Justice who exhibits a passion for learning and outstanding academic achievement.
- Gold Key Awards for Academic Excellence: given to Ambler students in the sophomore, junior, and senior classes who have taken the greatest number of credits at the Ambler campus and have achieved the highest grade point average.
- Norman J. Kaner Memorial Award: established by the Temple University History Department and supported by family, faculty, and former students in honor of Norman J. Kaner, a member of the History Department from 1968 to 1993. This award is given to an Ambler graduating senior in history with the highest grade point average who best exemplifies the values of critical thought, social curiosity, and intellectual vigor that characterized Professor Kaner's teaching and scholarship.
- Arnold Raphaelson Scholarship: given in honor of retired economics professor Dr. Arnold Raphaelson, this scholarship recognizes an Ambler campus economics major who demonstrates high academic achievement and financial need.
- Robert J. Smith Scholarship: for an Ambler campus education major: freshman, transfer, or student at any level in the undergraduate program. Student must demonstrate a previous commitment to urban communities, a desire to teach in urban school districts, and financial need. Scholarship is renewable for up to four years provided the recipient maintains a minimum grade point average of 3.0, remains enrolled in the undergraduate education program, and continues to demonstrate a commitment to teaching in urban communities.
- Patricia A. Woods Memorial Fund Award: a $400 award given annually to an undergraduate in the pre-health professions, who expresses the desire for advanced undergraduate study in allied health or post-graduate study in the health professions, with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and a demonstrated commitment to the health professions through experience or service.
Dean's List: letters are received by students from the Dean of the college in which they are enrolled in accordance with the academic criteria for scholastic distinction established by their college or school. See Academic Policies and Regulations.
Academic Standards: Students may receive an academic warning, be placed on probation, or be dismissed from the University based on University standards. See Academic Policies and Regulations.
Ambler campus is a full-service campus with an array of offices and services to assist students in achieving educational success. The services described below are tailored to the needs of Ambler campus students. For further information about support services provided at Ambler, please check the campus website (www.temple.edu/ambler/ac_services) and/or the corresponding sections in this Bulletin describing these services.
Academic Support Services
Dedicated professional and faculty advisors at Ambler campus help students choose a program of study that is suited to their educational and career goals. While the students are ultimately responsible for knowing their academic status and requirements for their degree programs, advisors assist with information about program requirements and University policies and procedures. For transfer students, advisors can answer questions about transfer credit evaluations and determine whether these credits meet Temple program requirements.
This office coordinates academic advising at the Ambler campus.
Career Development Services
West Hall 109
Deciding on a major or profession can be a challenge.
This office provides a full range of resources and expertise to assist students: counseling/advising, career library, resumé critique, career fair, mock interviews, and workshops. Students also can access SIGI, an interactive computerized career guidance program, which helps match your interests and skills to potential
career choices. Externships, internships, and cooperative work experiences provide students with valuable hands-on learning experiences that can take them one step closer to their future careers. At Ambler, externships and other career opportunities are arranged through the Career Development Services office.
Center for Student Professional Development
West Hall 115
The Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD), part of the Fox School of Business and Management, coordinates all activities that support the ultimate goal of business students — choosing a meaningful and rewarding career. This annex is linked with the CSPD located in Speakman Hall 309, at Main Campus. The CSPD strongly urges students to become active members of student professional organizations.
Ambler Campus Technology (ACT) Center
Learning Center 106
Help Desk: 267-468-8323
Computer Labs and Classrooms — Ambler Campus
- Ambler Campus Technology (ACT) Center "Open" Lab including PC, Macintosh, and video-editing equipment (Learning Center 106)
- Ambler College Studio/Lab (Library 29)
- Community and Regional Planning Department CAD/GIS Lab/classroom (Library Building 25)
- PC Computer Classrooms (Learning Center 205, 206, 210, 305, 307, 308; Widener Hall 207)
- Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Department CAD and GIS Computer Studio/Lab (Dixon Hall 108)
- Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Department Senior Digital Design Studio (Dixon Hall 208)
- Macintosh Computer Classroom (Learning Center 201)
- Technology "Breakout" Room (Learning Center 115)
- Smart Classrooms (Widener Hall 108, 115, and 211; Bright Hall 206; Dixon Hall 101; Cottage Hall 5; and Learning Center 202, 203, 207, 208, 209, 302, 303, 306, 309, and 310)
- Video-conferencing room (Learning Center 301)
- Wireless Technology
Computer Labs and Classrooms — Temple University Fort Washington
- PC Classrooms (Rooms 104 and 114 at 401 Commerce Drive and Room 5 at 425 Commerce Drive)
- "Open" Lab (Room 106 at 401 Commerce Drive)
- Videoconferencing Rooms (Rooms 1, 3, 4, 6, 13 and 19 at 425 Commerce Drive)
- Wireless Technology (at 401 Commerce Drive)
Disability Resources and Services
West Hall 109
The Office of Academic and Career Development, in conjunction with Disability Resources and Services (division of Student Affairs), provides accommodations for students with disabilities at Temple University's Ambler and Fort Washington campuses.
The Ambler Library supports the students and faculty with a collection of more than 96,000 books, current periodicals, microfilms, and maps, along with audiovisual materials. The Library is part of the Temple University Libraries and through the Diamond, the online catalog, and daily deliveries of materials requested via inter-library loan, the Ambler academic community is provided with convenient access to the collections of all of Temple's libraries. The Ambler Library is connected to the Scholar's Information Center network that supports online access to the Diamond Online Catalog, electronic databases for research, Internet resources, and the library skills tutorial, also known as the Temple Information Literacy Tutorial (TILT).
(See Writing-Math-Science Center below)
West Hall Lower Level 11
Matriculated students who have not attended Temple for one semester or more must contact this office for readmission/reinstatement procedures prior to registering.
West Hall 109
Tutorial services are available during day and evening hours depending on tutor availability. A semester schedule of free departmental tutoring options is available in the offices of Academic and Career Development, the Fox School of Business and Management, Student Life, Widener Hall Faculty Offices, the Library Circulation Desk, East Residence Hall, and the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture.
Learning Center 102
Math-Science: Main Campus: 215-204-8466
Writing: Main Campus Hotline: 215-204-0700
The Writing-Math-Science Center helps with questions about all aspects of writing, mathematics, and the sciences. It assists with brainstorming and planning papers, reports, and projects, and offers tutoring in writing skills. This free service is open to all students.
The bookstore provides textbooks and course materials required for classes. The Temple University Bookstore is an affiliate of Barnes & Noble College Bookstores, offering the services and conveniences of a great bookstore chain. The bookstore also carries general fiction and non-fiction books, reference texts, stationery items, Temple apparel, health and beauty aids, and other useful and convenient items.
West Hall 101
The Bursar’s Office is available for students to process tuition payments, resolve billing questions, and purchase Diamond Dollars and parking hangtags. It also provides a personal check cashing service for residence hall students for checks of up to $50. Weekly payroll checks from Temple, Barnes and Noble, and Sodexho may also be cashed.
Bright Hall 101
www.temple.edu/facilities (go to "Shuttle Service")
Temple University provides a free bus shuttle service on a regular schedule between the Ambler SEPTA station and the Ambler campus during the fall and spring semesters. There is also a fall and spring shuttle bus service between Temple Philadelphia area 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 103
For high-quality duplicating of term papers and other documents, students may use the Temple University Ambler Copy Center. The staff offers quick turnaround, a variety of papers and services, and convenience. There is a modest charge for all duplicating services.
The Health Services office allows students to drop in as needed to discuss health concerns with the RNs, who are certified in college health, and physicians. Brochures are available on a wide range of health topics. Services provided at Temple University Ambler include: General Medical Clinic, Allergy Clinic, Self-care Center, Psychiatric and Psychological Services (see below.) These services are available to all currently-enrolled students with a valid University I.D. Many services are free; some have discount charges for medication and treatment.
Bright Hall 101
Students in search of a place to live off-campus have a resource they can turn to for help. Each semester the Office of Student Life publishes a housing guide, which lists apartments and houses to rent or share.
West Hall 101
Parking is provided for both commuter and residential students. Special accommodations are available for students with disabilities. See the Bursar's Office for more details. Temple students must purchase a $65 hangtag/decal from the Bursar’s Office for any vehicle they wish to park on campus lots. The permit is good for a full academic year through August 31. There is no daily charge to park.
Free and confidential Psychological Counseling Services are available by appointment only. Emergencies and/or “walk-ins" are managed on the Main Campus at Tuttleman Counseling Services located in Sullivan Hall, Lower Level.
Student Financial Aid/Financial Services (Also see Bursar above.)
West Hall 103
West Hall 102
This office provides information and assistance regarding: registration procedures, enrollment verifications, transcript requests, photo identification cards, and
Special Facilities and Programs
Temple University Ambler is the full-time home for Temple's baseball, softball, and men's and women's soccer teams. The NCAA Division I teams practice and play all home games on new fields located on the tract bound by
Meetinghouse Road, Butler
Woods Drive. All games and practices take place during the day. Admission is free to all home games. In Fall 2005, the Ambler campus unveiled the new Intercollegiate Athletics Field House. With the help of a $50,000 grant from PECO Energy, Temple University developed "green roof" structures on this athletics facility. A green roof is a living biological community of plants that provides an environmentally-sound alternative to a traditional roof system. The green roof garden allows for educational and research opportunities for students and faculty.
The 300-seat Learning Center Auditorium, with smart technology and performance space, provides new opportunities to offer cultural, educational, and entertaining events for our students and the surrounding community. Ambler was once home to the Temple University Music Festival and institute. With the Learning Center's auditorium, Ambler has a new venue for the arts!
Center for Sustainable Communities (CSC) at Temple University Ambler
Jeffrey Featherstone, Ph.D., Director
West Hall, Second Floor
The Center for Sustainable Communities develops and promotes new approaches for protecting and preserving quality of life through sustainable development, balancing the relationship between environmental integrity, economic prosperity, and social equity. It was designed to build on Temple University Ambler’s strengths in horticulture, landscape architecture and planning and to draw upon the expertise of all Temple University faculty. A working resource for government agencies, community organizations, and developers, the Center provides objective information and services to improve decision-making relative to land use and water resources planning, in addition to conducting interdisciplinary research and offering educational and community outreach programs.
Criminal Justice Training Programs (CJTP)
Criminal Justice Training Programs, a division of the Department of Criminal Justice, has conducted training for a variety of criminal justice agencies and occupations since 1968. Each year, more than 4,000 criminal justice professionals attend programs offered by CJTP, including police officers, deputy sheriffs, state constables, legislative security officers, and magisterial district court staff. Other activities include criminal justice continuing education programs for agencies allied to the criminal justice system, citizen, or community groups and the development of training curricula for various occupations. Students in any major who are completing their degree programs are eligible to attend the police academy in preparation for a career in law enforcement.
The Greenhouse at Temple University Ambler provides students with a first-class facility to study plant and soil science. The energy-efficient greenhouse includes computerized climate controls and thermal blankets to protect the plants in the winter and shade them in the summer. Modern fertilizer injection systems water and fertilize plants simultaneously. In addition to being used for coursework, the Greenhouse provides faculty and students with a facility to conduct horticulture research that is at the forefront of the industry.
Infant Study Lab
Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D., Co-Director
Nora Newcombe, Ph.D., Co-Director
The Temple University Ambler Infant Lab invites parents and their children to shape the future by participating in research at the frontiers of science. The Lab is directed by nationally-recognized child development authorities and professors Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Dr. Nora Newcombe. Faculty and staff provide fun-filled activities for infants and toddlers who become part of cutting-edge scientific discoveries. Parents learn more about their children’s first words and ability to create mental maps. At the Lab, infants and toddlers teach scientists new ways to optimize education and advance learning.
Landscape Arboretum of Temple University Ambler
Jenny Rose Carey, Director
The Temple University Ambler campus has a long history and rich tradition of horticulture and landscape design. Established as the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women in 1911, the 187-acre campus represents a unique mix of natural and designed landscapes. The gardens and campus serve as excellent outdoor teaching laboratories for numerous classes and as a source of inspiration for students, faculty, and visitors.
The Ambler campus was officially designated an arboretum in March 2000. Now known as The Landscape Arboretum of Temple University Ambler, it continues to develop as a living laboratory. As the home of Temple University's Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, the Ambler campus has a myriad of learning gardens, including an herb garden, ground cover garden, native plant garden, formal gardens, green roof garden, rock wall, woodland garden, sustainable wetland garden, trial garden, and large perennial borders. New gardens are under construction, including a winter contemplative garden featuring fragrant plants, a proposed dwarf conifer garden, and a healing garden.
The new 72,000-square-foot Learning Center opened in Fall 2006. With its smart classrooms, wireless technology, computer classrooms, and new auditorium, the Learning Center is the focal point for student learning at Ambler.
- 300-seat auditorium with smart technology and performance space.
- Café a la Carte, cyber café, and wireless lounges.
- 90-seat Ambler Campus Technology center with Help Desk
- Ten Smart Classrooms with interactive multimedia.
- Seven computer classrooms with the latest PC and Mac technology and software for all Temple programs.
- Studios for painting and drawing/drafting
- Student lounges on every floor.
- Video-conferencing room
- Writing-Math-Science Center with computer lab.
Leadership Awards at Ambler Campus
For more information on leadership awards, contact the Office of Student Life.
The following awards are presented annually in April:
- Alpha Chi Rho, Phi Kappa Chi chapter, Matthew Bythrow Memorial Book Scholarship: to remember an Ambler Business student who died tragically in 2004, the chapter presents $200 annually to a student who exemplifies the five responsibilities of the Alpha Chi Rho fraternity: academic achievement, community service, financial need, leadership, and involvement in social activities.
- Alpha Chi Rho, Phi Kappa Chi chapter, Jamie Dickson Memorial Scholarship: $600 awarded by the Phi Kappa Chi chapter of the Alpha Chi Rho fraternity to a full-time student at the Ambler campus who embodies compassion and determination. The recipient is a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student; must possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5; and must display involvement in extracurricular activities at Ambler, focusing on campus and community service. Preference is given to students majoring in Education.
- Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Phi Beta Omega Chapter, Book Award: two $500 awards to sophomore, junior, or senior African American students with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 who have demonstrated involvement in extracurricular activities, focusing on campus and community service.
- Ambler Campus Alumni Scholarship: $250 to an Ambler campus student, in any year of study, with minimum grade point average of 3.0, involvement in extracurricular activities at Ambler, and financial need. Nominations must be submitted by faculty or staff, and the candidate must submit a brief essay describing what the Ambler campus has meant to him/her and how he/she sees the campus affecting future Temple University students. The non-renewable scholarship must be used in the semester immediately following receipt.
- Bob Sundermeier Award: a $250 annual award to an undergraduate student, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5, who, through participation in extracurricular activities involving leadership roles and campus service, demonstrates the characteristics of the friendliness, ingenuity, and dedication of the late Bob Sundermeier, a member of the Ambler Facilities management staff for many years.
- Criminal Justice Leadership Award: awarded to a graduating Criminal Justice major who has demonstrated academic excellence and an affinity for service to the Criminal Justice Department and the community.
- Dean James Blackhurst Award: named for James Blackhurst, Dean of the Ambler campus from 1984 to 1995, the award is presented to a student with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 for outstanding leadership and service at Ambler.
- Dean's Leadership Award: awards presented to graduating seniors. Recipients must have made outstanding contribution(s) to the Ambler campus community during their years at Temple, possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5, and demonstrate leadership qualities through academic, co-curricular, and/or other services.
- The Louise Bush-Brown Good Citizenship Award: presented to the female upperclassman of the Residence Hall who, in the opinion of her fellow residents, has been the most considerate, most tolerant, and most loyal and responsible in her devotion to the ideals of the University. The name of the winner is added to the bronze plaque hanging in East Hall residence.
- Mary Wald Banking and Finance Award: a $250 award given to a Temple University student who has a minimum grade point average of 2.75 and has made an outstanding contribution in the current school year to one of the Ambler campus Fox School of Business and Management student organizations.
- Outstanding Freshman Award: presented, when warranted, to a student who demonstrates leadership potential during the freshman year.
- Outstanding Student Leader of the Year Award: presented to the outstanding student leader of the current academic year.
- Outstanding Student Organization of the Year Award: presented to the one student organization that has been a “shining example” to other organizations during the academic year by sponsoring quality programs that showed innovation and hard work.
- Russell Conwell Award: sponsored by the Office of Student Life, this award is presented to a student or a student organization that has stepped outside their comfort zone to be involved in campus life.
- Special Achievement Award: presented to the student or organization for a specific program or service that has had an impact on the quality of life at Ambler campus in this academic year.
Office of Student Life
Bright Hall 101
The Office of Student Life coordinates the New Student Orientation program, offering overnight orientation sessions for incoming freshmen and an online orientation for new transfer students. As part of this Orientation, academic advisors assist students with academic planning and registration.
For current students, this office supports and complements the University's academic mission by promoting social, cultural, educational and developmental programs for the students at Ambler. The Office provides opportunities through campus-wide programming and student organizations for students to develop special skills and interests, to interact regularly with other students, to plan and manage events, to participate in leadership training and self-governance, and to become involved in community service projects.
Student Activities Office
Bright Hall Lounge
Students may obtain information about student activities including the campus activities calendar, ticket sales for athletic and entertainment events, bus schedules, off-campus housing, and general campus information.
Bright Hall 101
There are about thirty student organizations on campus, including the A-Team, Alpha Chi Rho fraternity, Ambler Accounting Professional Society, Ambler Owlreach, Ambler Poker Players Association, Ambler Program Board, American Marketing Association, Beta Alpha Psi accounting honor society, Brothers and Sisters United, Communications Society, Commuters and Residents Together (C.A.R.T.), Criminal Justice Society, Gamers Anonymous, Gamma Sigma Sigma sorority, Hillel, Indian American Association, Jubilee, Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Student Association, Latinos Unidos at Ambler, Learning to Include Numerous Cultures (L.I.N.C.), Night O.W.L.S.(Organizing Work, Life, and School), Organization of African Students, Owl Ambassadors, PA Students Working Against Tobacco (PA SWAT), The Parable literary and arts journal, Pi Alpha Xi Horticulture honor society, Pi Phi sorority, Psychology Society, Residence Hall Senate, Sigma Chi Delta sorority, Sigma Lambda Alpha Landscape Architecture honor society, Society for Exceptional Educators, Society for Human Resources Management, Student Government Association, Temple Column newspaper, Temple Planning Society (T.P.S.), Transfer Student Organization (T.S.O.), United Voices of Praise, 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.
Student Government Association
Bright Hall, 1st Floor
The Ambler Student Government Association (ASGA) enables Ambler students to seek solutions to their concerns pertaining to all aspects of the campus by serving as a liaison between the student body and University administration.
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, and basketball and tennis courts. Students may also participate in Main Campus recreational activities.
East Hall is a two-story traditional residence hall, with double rooms, shared bathroom areas, social lounge areas, study rooms, computer lab, kitchens with microwaves, fitness equipment, and recreational areas. The hall has 24-hour security and is staffed by professionals and paraprofessionals 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 campus Dining Center.
Bright Hall, 1st Floor
The Temple Column (newspaper) and WRFT-AM 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 such as marketing, advertising, and management for the Temple Column and/or WRFT. Students in all majors are welcomed and encouraged to participate.
Off-Site Class Locations
Temple University Fort Washington
425 Commerce Drive
The Temple University Fort Washington (TUFW) Graduate and Professional Education Center is the teaching site for most of Temple University Ambler's graduate programs. Located in the Fort Washington Office Park, the Center has about 750 attending students and features corporate-style classrooms, video conferencing rooms, and state-of-the-art computer labs. The Fort Washington Campus also facilitates a wireless infrastructure in five classrooms, two student lounges, and the vending area. Students may complete master's degrees in various graduate-level program areas.
The Office of Non-Credit and Special Programs, located at TUFW, provides seminars at the Graduate Center in professional development and computer applications for today's workforce. It also provides hundreds of non-credit programs at the Ambler and Fort Washington campuses throughout the year. From certificates in meeting and wedding planning, to digital photography, to trips to historical sites and museums, to summer education camps for young people, the non-credit courses are designed to enhance professional skills and enrich personal interests. Workshops are also available to prepare for the SAT, GMAT, LSAT, and GRE.
Temple University Fort Washington's LifeLong Learning Society is comprised of a series of courses offered in the daytime during the fall and spring semesters for adults over 55 years of age with an interest in furthering their education. These personal enrichment courses range from explorations of classical music to discussions of current events.
Bucks County Community College
267-468-8248 (at Ambler)
Temple University offers undergraduate courses in Education and Nursing (for RNs) at Bucks County Community College. The partnership between the two schools enables Bucks students to continue their college education at a campus convenient to their home, enabling them to take courses toward their respective Temple bachelor's degree. Bucks students are welcome to attend Ambler's Transfer Tuesdays when information sessions are provided for transfer students.
For contact information or updates, go to www.temple.edu/ambler/about/directories.htm
James W. Hilty, Acting Dean, Ambler College; CEO, Temple University Ambler; Ph.D., University of Missouri
Jenny Rose Carey, Director, The Landscape Arboretum of Temple University Ambler, B.Sc., Southampton University,
Marylou Delizia, Director, Temple University Fort Washington Graduate and Professional Education Center; Director, Office of Non-Credit and Special Programs; M.Ed., Temple University
Jeffrey Featherstone, Director, Center for Sustainable Communities; Research Professor, Department of Community and Regional Planning, Ph.D., Temple University
Bonnie Frumer, Assistant Dean for Curriculum, M.A., Temple University
Deborah Howe, F.A.I.C.P., Chair and Professor, Department of Community and Regional Planning, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Susan Hyer, Associate Director, Computer Services, M.Ed., Beaver College (Arcadia University)
Saul Katzman, Director of Finance and Operations, B.B.A., Temple University
Wanda Lewis-Campbell, Assistant Dean for Student Life, Ed.D., Temple University
Linda M. Lowe, Director of Development and Alumni Affairs, B.A., Duquesne University
Mary E. Myers, R.L.A., A.S.L.A., Acting Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, Ph.D., Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland
Sylvia Studenmund, Manager for Administration, M.Ed., Temple University
Lolly Tai, Senior Associate Dean, Professor of Landscape Architecture, Ph.D., Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh College of Art, R.L.A., F.A.S.L.A.
Cory Thomas, Director of Enrollment Services and Marketing, M.C.P., University of Cincinnati
Sandra Thompson, Acting Suburban Campus Libraries Head, M.L.S., Drexel University
Amy Alderson, Marketing and Special Events Coordinator, M.A. in Education, La Salle University
Michael Bavas, Senior Technical Support Specialist, Computer Services, M.I.S., Kennedy Western University
Crisbal Baez, Administrative Assistant, Dean's Office, B.B.A., Temple University
Rachel Berger, Marketing and Special Events Coordinator, B.A., Temple University
Marie Brasch, Administrative Assistant and Meeting Coordinator, Temple University Fort Washington
Jennifer Carroll, Admissions Counselor, B.A., Howard University
Wayne Chapman, Resident Director, M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Diego Civello, Academy Director, Temple University Police Academy
James Duffy, Public Relations and Web Site Coordinator, B.A., The Pennsylvania State University
Christopher Fitzgerald, Manager, Barnes and Noble Bookstore, B.S., Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
Rhonda E. Geyer, Director, Non-Credit Programs, B.A., Mansfield University
Karen Grow, Media Coordinator of Instructional Support Services, B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Suzanne Henderson, Coordinator, Student Activities, Ph.D., Temple University
David Kaiser, 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
Debbie Korman, Director of Food Services for Sodexho, B.S., The Pennsylvania State University
Barbara M. Leopold, Assistant Director, Financial Aid, B.A., Temple University
Irene Lojeski, Assistant Director of Student Services-Academic Services and Administration, M.Ed., Temple University
Sonia Medina, Office Manager, Student Services
Paul Myers, Recreation Specialist, M.Ed., East Carolina University
Joan O'Connell, Librarian, M.L.S., Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Assistant Director of Enrollment Services, B.A., Temple University
Larry O’Reilly, Senior Technical Support Specialist, Computer Services, Temple University Fort Washington, B.B.A., Temple University
Reid Overturf, Senior Technical Support Specialist, Computer Services
Linda Palmarozza, Department Manager, Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, B.A., Rutgers, The State University of
Maleeka Scott, Data Coordinator, Admissions, B.B.A., Temple University
Susan E. Spinella, Assistant Director, Center for Sustainable Communities, M.S., Temple University
Greg Szczepanek, Senior Technical Support Specialist, Computer Services, Instructional Support Center, M.A., Temple University
Lorraine Warner, Administrative Coordinator, Fox School of Business and Management
Karen Watts, Horticulture Technician Supervisor, B.S., Temple University
Brent Whiting, Senior Technical Support Specialist, Computer Services, Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, B.S., Temple University
Michelle Whiting, Administrative Specialist, Office of the Dean
Holly Beth Wilson, Librarian, M.L.I.S., Drexel University
Andrea Yannella, Administrator, Department of Community and Regional Planning, B.F.A., Temple University
(See the Ambler College section of this Bulletin for a listing of faculty advisors in the Departments of Community and Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture and Horticulture.)
Richard Burke, Psychology Advisor, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Harriet Butterfield, Academic Advisor, Fox School of Business and Management, B.A., Temple University
Lucille D’Emilio-Wilkinson, Academic Advisor, M.A., La Salle University
Lisa Fell, Academic Advisor for Liberal Arts, M.S.S.W., University Wisconsin-Madison; M.A, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Harriet P. Freidenreich, Coordinator of History, Ph.D., Columbia University
Scott Gratson, Program Director for the Communications Major, Ph.D., University of Denver
Leonard O. Greenfield, Coordinator of Anthropology, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Michael Hooper, Coordinator of Political Science, Ph.D., University of Illinois
Barbara Hughes, Director, RN-BSN Program, R.N., M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania
Cheryl Irons-Guynn, Coordinator of Criminal Justice, J.D., Temple University
Wendy Lebing, Assistant Dean, QA/RA Program, M.A.L.D., Tufts University; M.S., Temple University
Cheryl Leeser, Academic Advisor, M.A., Immaculata College
Mia K. Luehrmann-Cowan, Associate Dean for the Sciences at Ambler, College of Science and Technology, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana
Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, Co-Director, Infant Lab, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Robert Mason, Director, Environmental Studies, Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Susan McCaffrey, Assistant Director of Student Services-Academic Advising, Disability Resources and Services Coordinator, M.S., Western Maryland College
William D. Nathan, Director of Mathematics, Ph.D., Syracuse University
Nora Newcombe, Coordinator of Psychology; Co-Director, Infant Lab, Ph.D., Harvard University
Diana Pazicky, Coordinator of English, Ph.D., Temple University
Melinda Pierce, Career Coordinator, M.A., West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Stephanie Schull, Coordinator of Intellectual Heritage for Ambler and Tyler, Ph. D., The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Deborah Shank, Nursing Advisor, College of Health Professions, M.S.N., Boston University
Jane Slotterback, Advising Coordinator, School of Communications and Theater, M.Ed., Temple University
Robert L. Stafford, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Ph. D., Yale University
John Sorrentino, Coordinator of Economics, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Purdue University
Rani Thiramongkol, M.B.A. Advisor, Fox School of Business and Management, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
Janine C. Warnas, Academic Advisor, M.S., Gwynedd-Mercy College
Susan Young, Associate Director of Undergraduate Student Services, Fox School of Business and Management, M.Ed., Lehigh University