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James W. Hilty, Ph.D.
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 courses and 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 is the university's "green campus."
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 Blue Route (Route 476) also makes Temple University Ambler easily accessible to students from Chester and Delaware counties.
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, basketball and volleyball 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, a dining center, cafés, and a residence hall.
In Fall 2006 the 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. Also, degree and non-degree seeking students may enroll in credit certificate programs.
Undergraduate courses include offerings from Temple's General Education and Core curricula and basic courses in Biology, Chemistry, and Earth and Environmental Science. 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 complete the B.S.N. entirely at Ambler by taking Nursing courses online and elective classes on campus. 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 School of Environmental Design (formerly 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.)
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 and Honor Societies at Ambler
See www.temple.edu/ambler/ac_services/scholarships.htm for additional details and application procedures.
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.
Honor Society: Alpha Sigma Lambda, Nu Omicron Xi Chapter, is an honor society for adult students who have completed at least 24 s.h. at Temple and achieved an excellent grade point average. The Temple University Ambler students who are invited to join this society are inducted at a ceremony held every year in the spring.
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 web site (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.
Career Development Services
Center for Student Professional Development
West Hall 115
Ambler Campus Technology (ACT) Center
Learning Center 106
Computer Labs and Classrooms — Ambler Campus
Disability Resources and Services
The Office of Academic Advising 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.
(See Writing-Math-Science Center below)
Math-Science: Main Campus: 215-204-8466
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. 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.
Bursar (Student Financial Services)
www.temple.edu/facilities (go to "Shuttle Schedules")
Financial Aid (Student Financial Services)
West Hall 103
Main Campus: 215-204-7276
West Hall 102
Student Financial Services (See Bursar and Financial Aid above.)
Special Facilities and Programs
The 300-seat Learning Center Auditorium, with smart technology and performance space, provides opportunities to offer cultural, educational, and entertaining events for our students and the surrounding community. In this venue, Ambler Campus, once home to the Temple University Music Festival and Institute, again can present a Cultural Series including music and dance performances and lectures.
Center for Sustainable Communities (CSC) at Temple University Ambler
Md. Mahbubur Meenar, M.U.P., Assistant Director, Geographic Information Systems Operations and Research
Susan E. Spinella-Sacks, M.S., Assistant Director
West Hall, Second Floor
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, school security officers, and magisterial district court staff. Other activities include criminal justice continuing education programs for agencies allied to the criminal justice system, including public safety, citizen, and community groups. CJTP also is responsible for 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.
Infant Study Lab
Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D., Co-Director
Nora Newcombe, Ph.D., Co-Director
Landscape Arboretum of Temple University Ambler
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 a ground cover garden, native plant garden, formal gardens, green roof garden, rock wall, woodland garden, sustainable wetland garden, trial garden, the Viola Anders Herb Garden, the Philip A. and Barbara F. Albright Winter Garden, the Ernesta Ballard Healing Garden with labyrinth, and large perennial borders. New gardens are under construction, including a dwarf conifer garden.
The 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.
School of Environmental Design
The Ambler Campus is the home of the School of Environmental Design (formerly Ambler College) , which includes the Department of Community and Regional Planning, the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, and the Center for Sustainable Communities. Ambler Campus has been connected to sustainable concepts and environmental stewardship for nearly a century. The School of Environmental Design upholds the environmental traditions established by the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women founded in 1911 and carried forward by its founding Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture. See the School of Environmental Design section of this Bulletin.
Leadership Awards at Ambler Campus
For more information on leadership awards, contact the Office of Student Life.
Office of Student Life
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
For information about student organizations in the Fox School of Business and Management, please refer to that section of the Bulletin.
Student Government Association
Off-Site Class Location
Temple University Fort Washington
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.
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 ages 50 and up with an interest in furthering their education. These personal enrichment courses range from explorations of classical music to discussions of current events.
For contact information or updates, go to www.temple.edu/ambler/about/directories.htm
James W. Hilty, Interim Dean, Temple University Ambler; Professor of History and Community and Regional Planning; Ph.D., University of Missouri
Crisbel Baez, Manager of Administration, B.B.A., Temple University
Jenny Rose Carey, Director, The Landscape Arboretum of Temple University Ambler; B.Sc., Southampton University, England
Marylou Delizia, Director, Temple University Fort Washington Graduate and Professional Education Center; Director, Office of Non-Credit and Special Programs; M.Ed., Temple University
Bonnie Frumer, Assistant Dean for Curriculum, M.A., Temple University
Susan Hyer, 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
Irene Lojeski, Assistant Director of Student Services-Academic Services and Administration, M.Ed., Temple University
Linda M. Lowe, Director of Development and Alumni Affairs, B.A., Duquesne University
Susan McCaffrey, Assistant Director of Student Services-Academic Advising, Disability Resources and Services Coordinator, M.S., Western Maryland College
Sandra Thompson, Head, Ambler Campus Library, M.L.S., Drexel University
James Van Blunk, Director of Admissions and Marketing, M.S.Ed., Saint Joseph's University
Michael Bavas, Senior Technical Support Specialist, Computer Services, M.I.S., Kennedy Western University
Don Baldino, Evening Librarian, M.S.L.S., Drexel University
Claudia Bereshnyi, Administrative Coordinator, Admissions, B.A., Temple University
Rachel Berger, Marketing and Special Events Coordinator, B.A., Temple University
Dorothy Busillo, Administrative Assistant and Meeting Coordinator, Temple University Fort Washington, B.S., Millersville University
James Duffy, Public Relations and Web Site Coordinator, B.A., The Pennsylvania State University
Rhonda E. Geyer, Director, Non-Credit Programs, B.A., Mansfield University
Rachel Oliver Gionta, Assistant Director of Admissions, M.S.Ed., Temple University
Andrea Goldstein, Librarian, M.S.L.S., Drexel University
Thomas Johnson, Resident Director-Ambler Campus, M.Ed., Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Desiree Jones, Admissions Counselor, B.A., Drew University
David M. 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
Barbara Kirsch, Coordinator of Financial Services, A.A.S., Montgomery County Community College
Barbara M. Leopold, Assistant Director, Financial Aid, B.A., Temple University
Sonia Medina, Office Manager, Academic Advising
Anthony Morton, Director of Food Services for Sodexho
Paul Myers, Recreation Specialist, M.Ed., East Carolina University
Larry O’Reilly, Senior Technical Support Specialist, Computer Services, Temple University Fort Washington, B.B.A., Temple University
Kelly Otis, Admissions Counselor, B.S.Ed., Temple University
Reid Overturf, Senior Technical Support Specialist, Computer Services
Karen Pyle, Media Coordinator of Instructional Support Services, B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Renee Reichart, Financial Aid Counselor II, B.M., Temple University
Kathleen Rickards, Assistant Director of Enrollment Management, Fox School of Business and Management, B.B.A., Temple University
Mentha Strothers, Financial Aid Counselor II
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
Michelle Whiting, Administrative Specialist, Finance and Operations
Bill Whitman, Manager, Barnes and Noble Bookstore, B.S., The Pennsylvania State University
Lauren J. Williams, Coordinator of Student Activities, M.Ed., Florida State University
Holly Beth Wilson, Part-time Librarian, M.L.I.S., Drexel University
(See the School of Environmental Design section of this Bulletin for a listing of faculty and advisors in the Departments of Community and Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture and Horticulture.)
Cynthia Belliveau, Coordinator of Applied Communication, Adult and Organizational Development, Ph.D., Temple University
Timothy Bucher, Director, Temple University Police Academy, M.Ed., University of Virginia
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 of Wisconsin-Madison; M.A, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Melinda Finley, Career Coordinator, M.A., West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Harriet P. Freidenreich, Coordinator of History, Ph.D., Columbia University
Scott Gratson, Program Director for the Communications Major, Ph.D., University of Denver
Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, Co-Director, Infant Lab, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Deborah Howe, F.A.I.C.P., Chair and Professor, Department of Community and Regional Planning, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Cheryl Irons-Guynn, Coordinator of Criminal Justice, J.D., Ph.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, Assistant Dean, College of Science and Technology, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana
Rhonda E. Maneval, Director, RN-BSN Advanced Placement Program, R.N., Ed.D., The Pennsylvania State University
Robert Mason, Director, Environmental Studies, Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Md. Mahbubur Meenar, Assistant Director, Geographic Information Systems Operations and Research, Center for Sustainable Communities; M.U.P., State University of New York at Buffalo
Mary E. Myers, R.L.A., A.S.L.A., Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, Ph.D., Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland
William D. Nathan, Coordinator of Mathematics, Ph.D., Syracuse University
Nora Newcombe, Co-Director, Infant Lab, Ph.D., Harvard University
Diana Pazicky, Coordinator of English, Ph.D., Temple University
Stephanie Schull, Coordinator of Intellectual Heritage for Ambler and Tyler, Ph. D., The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Jane Slotterback, Advising Coordinator, School of Communications and Theater, M.Ed., Temple University
John Sorrentino, Coordinator of Economics, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Purdue University
Susan E. Spinella-Sacks, Assistant Director, Center for Sustainable Communities, M.S., Temple University
Janine C. Warnas, Academic Advisor, M.S., Gwynedd-Mercy College
Susan Young, Associate Director, Center for Undergraduate Advising-Ambler, Fox School of Business and Management, M.Ed., Lehigh University
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