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Ambler Campus

Founded 1958

William E. Parshall

Executive Director

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 members and administrators 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 2,300, 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.

Students enjoy Ambler's stunning grounds, student organizations and activities, and recreational facilities that include an exercise/weight room, 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) labs/classrooms, and dining venues.

In Fall 2006 the Ambler Learning Center opened; the center is a state-of-the-art facility incorporating smart classrooms, wireless technology, computer labs/classrooms, a technology breakout room, study lounges, video-conferencing room, and a 300-seat auditorium. There is also a writing-mathematics-science resource center as well as a drawing/drafting studio.

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: Adult and Organizational Development, Business, Community Development, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education (PreK to 4), History, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, and Psychology. Also, degree- and non-degree-seeking students may enroll in credit certificate programs.

Undergraduate courses include offerings from Temple's General Education curriculum (GenEd) and basic courses in Biology, Chemistry, and Earth and Environmental Science. These enable 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. Pre-Law students may remain at Ambler for four years, pursuing degrees in Business, Community Development, or the Social Sciences. (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, which houses the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture (A.S. and B.S. in Horticulture programs; B.S. and M.L.Arch. in Landscape Architecture programs; plus undergraduate minors and certificates), the Department of Community and Regional Planning (B.S. in Community Development and M.S. in Community and Regional Planning programs; undergraduate minors and certificates; plus graduate certificates), and the Center for Sustainable Communities at Temple University Ambler. (See the School of Environmental Design section of this Bulletin for more details.)

The beautiful landscaped grounds, also known as the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University, feature formal gardens, a sustainable wetland garden, a green roof garden, an herb garden, a winter 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 Ambler Campus or at 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 visit 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.

  • Elizabeth Clarke Award for Conservation Education: 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: 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.
  • James W. Hilty Adult Student Award: established in 2008 by campus administration, an award to a current degree-seeking graduate or undergraduate student 25 years of age or older (taking more than half of his/her classes at Ambler/Fort Washington) who has demonstrated academic excellence. Applicants must provide a two-paragraph personal statement outlining financial need, personal background, educational path from high school through college, and educational goals.
  • 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.
  • Patricia A. Woods Memorial Fund Award: given 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. The name of the recipient is added to the plaque hanging in West Hall.

Dean's List: Letters are received by students from the dean of the school or 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 semester hours 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 each spring.


Support Services

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 visit the campus web site (www.temple.edu/ambler/ac_services) and/or the corresponding sections in this Bulletin describing these services.

Academic Support Services

Academic Advising

Dedicated professional and faculty advisors at the 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
West Hall 109

Deciding on a major or profession can be a challenge. This office provides resources and expertise to assist students.  These include: coaching/advising, career materials, résumé critique, and workshops. Externships, internships, and cooperative work experiences provide students with valuable hands-on learning that can take them one step closer to their future careers. At Ambler, information about externships, department sponsored internships, and other career opportunities are available through the Career Development Services office. Also visit www.temple.edu/careercenter to access Focus 2, a self assessment career tool, as well as the Owlnetwork, an online resource for applying for jobs and internships.

Center for Student Professional Development

West Hall 115
267-468-8354 or 215-204-2371


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 Alter Hall 134, at Main Campus. The CSPD strongly urges students to become active members of student professional organizations.

Computer Centers

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)
  • PC Computer Classrooms (Learning Center 205, 206, 210, 305, 307, 308)
  • Macintosh Computer Classroom (Learning Center 201)
  • Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (B.S.) Studios (Library 21, 25, 29; Dixon 208)
  • Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Master in Landscape Architecture (M.L.Arch.) Studios (Dixon Hall 101, 104, 108)
  • Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Media Output Center (Library 15)
  • Student Meeting/Technology "Breakout" Rooms (Bright Hall 106, Learning Center 115)
  • Smart Classrooms (Widener Hall, all classrooms; Bright Hall 206; Dixon Hall 202; Cottage Hall 5; and Learning Center 101-Auditorium, 103, 202, 203, 207, 208, 209, 301, 302, 303, 306, 309, 310)
  • Video-conferencing room (Learning Center 301)
  • Wireless Technology (Bright Hall, Cottage Hall 10 and 11, Dining Center, Dixon Hall, Haines House, Learning Center, Library, Widener Hall)

Computer Labs and Classrooms — Temple University Fort Washington (425 Commerce Drive)


  • "Open" Lab (Room 5)
  • Video-conferencing (Rooms 1, 3, 4, 6, 13, 19)
  • Smart Classrooms with Wireless Technology (WiFi) and Media Technology (Room 7, 8, 9, 10, 21)

Disability Resources and Services
West Hall 109

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.

Library Building
267-468-8643 or 267-468-8648

The Ambler Library supports the students and faculty with a collection of more than 100,000 books, current periodicals, microfilm, maps, and a growing collection of DVDs. The library is part of the Temple University Libraries and through Diamond, the online catalog, and daily deliveries of materials requested via intra-library loan, the Ambler academic community is provided with convenient access to the discipline-based collections of all of Temple's libraries. The Ambler Library is part of the network that provides online access via the home page, library.temple.edu, to the Diamond Online Catalog.  This online catalog leads to collections of printed materials and a rich collection of electronic materials, including databases for research, other internet resources, electronic journals, and e-books.

Mathematics-Science Center (See Writing-Math-Science Center below)

West Hall 102
Degree students who have not attended Temple for one semester or more must contact this office for re-enrollment/reinstatement procedures prior to registering.

Writing-Math-Science Center
Learning Center 102


Math-Science: Main Campus: 215-204-8466


Writing: Main Campus Hotline: 215-204-0700  

The Writing-Math-Science Center (with computer lab) 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.  Please refer to the web sites listed above for hours of operation each semester and for online tutoring options.


Other Services

West Hall



Bright Hall

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 stationery items, Temple apparel, health and beauty aids, and other useful items.

Bursar (Student Financial Services)
West Hall 101

The Bursar's Office is available for students to process tuition payments, resolve billing questions, and purchase parking hangtags.

Bus Service
Bright Hall 101


www.temple.edu/facilities (go to "Shuttles")
Temple University provides a free bus shuttle service on a regular schedule between the SEPTA Regional Rail station in Ambler and the Ambler Campus during the fall and spring semesters. There is also a fall and spring shuttle bus service between Ambler, Health Science, and Main campuses for students. Copies of the schedule and bus regulations are available in the Office of Student Life.  (Note: There is no bus service in the summer from the Ambler Campus.)

Financial Aid (Student Financial Services)

West Hall 103


General Information
Administration Building



Health Services
West Hall

The Ambler Health Services office, open Monday through Thursday, allows students to drop in as needed to discuss health concerns with the RNs, who are certified in college health, and with 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; women's health/family planning; immunizations, physical examinations and travel assessments; referrals to outside specialist and facilities; dispensary; and confidential HIV testing.  The psychological counselor is available by appointment; see Psychological Services below. Health 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. 

Off-Campus Housing
Bright Hall 101

Each semester, the Office of Student Life provides an online listing of apartments and houses to rent or share for students seeking off-campus housing   Also, local apartment complex brochures are available.

West Hall 101



Temple students must purchase a hangtag/decal from the Bursar's Office for any vehicle they wish to park on campus lots. There is no daily charge to park at Ambler.  Special accommodations are available for students with disabilities. (See the Bursar's Office above.)

Psychological Services

West Hall


Main Campus: 215-204-7276 for appointments

Free and confidential psychological services are available at Ambler by appointment only.  Emergencies and/or "walk-ins" and psychiatric services are managed on the Main Campus at Tuttleman Counseling Services located at 1810 Liacouras Walk, 5th floor. 

Registration/ID Cards

West Hall 102


This office provides information and assistance regarding registration procedures, enrollment verifications, and photo identification cards.  Information and requests for transcripts and applications for Pennsylvania residency qualification are available online at www.temple.edu/registrar

Student Financial Services (See Bursar and Financial Aid above.)

Veteran Affairs

West Hall Lower Level 10

267-468-8102 or 215-204-6130



Making the transition from military to college life can be challenging. To assist with this transition, Temple University Veteran Affairs works with the various university departments to plan and implement educational and social programs to help veteran students succeed at Temple University. The Ambler Campus has a Veteran Suite in Bright Hall for students to have a place to meet and study. For questions regarding the certification process and veterans benefits, contact the Temple University Certifying Officer in the Office of the University Registrar at 215-204-7378.



Special Facilities and Programs

Ambler Arboretum of Temple University
Jenny Rose Carey, Director

Anne Brennan, Horticulture and Ambler Arboretum Supervisor

Pauline Hurley-Kurtz, R.L.A., A.S.L.A. M.L.A. Academic 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. This historic, public garden, now known as the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University, 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, the Colibraro Conifer Garden, and large perennial borders. The arboretum's three areas of focus are sustainability, the health benefits of gardens, and the history of women in horticulture, agriculture, and design.

Athletic Facilities
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 fields located on the tract bound by Meetinghouse Road, Butler Pike, and Woods Drive. All games and practices take place during the day. Admission is free to all home games. The Intercollegiate Athletics Field House, located near the fields, has "green roof" structures, developed by Temple University with the help of a $50,000 grant from PECO Energy. 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 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 host music and dance performances as well as lectures.

Center for Sustainable Communities (CSC) at Temple University Ambler

Jeffrey Featherstone, Ph.D., Director

Susan E. Spinella Sacks, M.S., Assistant Director

Md. Mahbubur Meenar, M.U.P., Assistant Director, Geographic Information Systems Operations and Research

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)

Haines House



Criminal Justice Training Programs, a division of the Department of Criminal Justice, is an interdisciplinary unit that has conducted training for a variety of criminal justice agencies and occupations since 1968. Each year, more than 3,000 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 including distance-learning. Most recently, CJTP has been involved in the development of "ProRanger Philadelphia," an academic and technical skills training and paid internship program that is cooperatively administered by the National Park Service and Temple University.  The program was established to recruit, train, and employ law enforcement park rangers for the National Park Service.  Upon graduation from Temple University and successfully completing the ProRanger program, which includes a law enforcement training component, participants are placed in a permanent career tenure law enforcement park ranger position with the National Park Service.  Current students in any major who are interested in federal law enforcement are encouraged to find out about the ProRanger Philadelphia program, and students completing their degree programs are eligible to attend the Police Academy in preparation for a career in law enforcement.


Susan E. Spinella Sacks, Coordinator; Assistant Director, Center for Sustainable Communities

James Duffy, Co-Coordinator; Public Relations and Web site Coordinator

Rachel Berger, Co-Coordinator; Marketing and Special Events Coordinator




Hosted by the Center for Sustainable Communities in the School of Environmental Design, EarthFest is an outdoor educational celebration of Earth Day held each year at Temple University Ambler.  The mission of EarthFest is to promote environmental awareness using sustainable concepts, methods, and practices to protect and preserve our environment.  Organizations, businesses, colleges, high schools, middle schools, elementary schools, and individuals demonstrate sustainable concepts and technologies.  Thousands of students from all over the region come together and spend time learning about the world in which we live and the interconnected systems on which the lives of people and animals depend. This event is central to Ambler's values of student-centered learning, respect for the environment, and community engagement.


Anne Brennan, Horticulture and Ambler Arboretum Supervisor

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

Haines House
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.

Learning Center


The 72,000-square-foot Learning Center opened in Fall 2006. With its smart classrooms, wireless technology, computer classrooms, and 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
  • Twelve (12) Smart Classrooms with interactive multimedia
  • Seven (7) computer classrooms with PC and Mac technology and software for all Temple programs
  • Studio for drawing/drafting
  • Student lounges on every floor
  • Video-conferencing room
  • Writing-Math-Science Center with computer lab

School of Environmental Design


The Ambler Campus is the home of the School of Environmental Design 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 over 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.


Student Life

Leadership Awards at Ambler Campus

For more information on leadership awards, contact the Office of Student Life. (See below.)

The following awards are presented annually in April:

  • Ambler Campus Leadership Award: presented to graduating seniors. Recipients must have made outstanding contributions 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.
  • Alpha Chi Rho, Phi Kappa Chi chapter, Jamie Dickson Memorial Scholarship: 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 must be a sophomore, junior, or graduate student (with at least one semester remaining); 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. This non-renewable scholarship must be used in the semester immediately following receipt.
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Phi Beta Omega Chapter, Book Award: presented 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. This award must be used in the semester immediately following receipt.
  • Bob Sundermeier Award: presented 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. This award must be used in the semester immediately following receipt.
  • Community Service Award: presented, when warranted, to the student organization or individual that completed a unique and/or different service project that made a significant impact on the local community.
  • Criminal Justice Leadership Award: presented to a graduating Criminal Justice major who has demonstrated academic excellence and an affinity for service to the Criminal Justice Department and the community.
  • Mary Wald Banking and Finance 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. This award must be used in the semester immediately following receipt.
  • 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, when warranted, to a student or a student organization that has stepped outside their comfort zone to be involved in campus life.
  • Samuel Kenneth Grow Scholarship: presented to a sophomore, junior, or senior with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5. Preference given to students majoring in Education, Computer Science, Business, and/or a student employed by the Computer Services Department.
  • 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.
  • Sustainability Leadership Award: honors an undergraduate or graduate student from Temple University Ambler who has demonstrated outstanding leadership by engaging in a sustainability project or by promoting campus sustainability.

Office of Student Life
Bright Hall 101

The Office of Student Life coordinates the New Student Orientation program, offering 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.

Student Organizations
Bright Hall 101

There are about 30 student organizations on campus, including: Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society, Ambler Accounting Professional Society, Ambler Health Organization, Ambler Owlreach, Ambler Program Board, Ambler Student Media Bureau, American Marketing Association, Aquaponics, Beta Alpha Psi (accounting honor society), Brothers and Sisters United (B.S.U.), Communications Society, Criminal Justice Society, Hillel, Indian American Association, International Business Society, International Club, Jubilee Religious Organization, Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Association, Latinos Unidos at Ambler, Learning to Include Numerous Cultures (L.I.N.C.), Night O.W.L.S.(Organizing Work, Life, and School), Owl Ambassadors, The Parable literary and arts journal, Pi Alpha Xi Horticulture honor society, Psychology Society, Sigma Lambda Alpha Landscape Architecture honor society, Society for Ecological Restoration (S.E.R.), Society for Emerging Educators (S.E.E.), Society for Human Resources Management (S.H.R.M.), Sports and Recreation Organization, Student Government Association, Temple Column newspaper, Temple Ambler College Republicans, Temple Planning Student Organization (T.P.S.O.), Temple University Ambler College Democrats, Transfer Student Organization (T.S.O.), Veterans Student Organization, 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 (A.S.G.A.) 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.

Campus Recreation

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 outdoor pool, a fitness room with both cardiovascular and free weight equipment, and basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts. Students may also participate in Main Campus recreational activities.

Student Media
Bright Hall, 1st Floor
Radio Station

The Temple Column (newspaper) and WRFT-AM 1610 AM (radio station) are managed and operated entirely by students as part of the Ambler Student Media Bureau. 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, WRFT, and TUTV, Temple University's cable television channel. Students in all majors are welcomed and encouraged to participate.

Off-Site Class Location

Temple University Fort Washington (TUFW)
425 Commerce Drive
Fort Washington, PA 19034

The Temple University Fort Washington Graduate and Professional Education Center is the teaching site for some of Temple University Ambler’s graduate programs. Located in the Fort Washington Office Park, the center has about 350 attending students and features corporate-style classrooms, five (5) smart classrooms with wireless infrastructure, video-conference rooms, and a large 30-seat computer classroom. Students may complete master’s degrees in various graduate-level program areas. (See the Degree Program Chart for a listing of the programs that can be completed entirely at the Fort Washington Campus.)

The Office of Non-Credit and Continuing Education, located at Ambler campus, provides hundreds of non-credit courses throughout the year and offers them at the Fort Washington, Ambler, and Center City campuses of Temple.  From certificates in meeting planning and digital photography to summer education camps for young learners, 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

(See the School of Environmental Design section of this Bulletin for a listing of faculty and administrators in the Departments of Community and Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture and Horticulture.)

William E. Parshall, Executive Director of Ambler and Center City Campuses, M.P.A., Princeton University

Crisbel Baez, Manager of Administration, M.L.A., Temple University

Jenny Rose Carey, Director, Ambler Arboretum of Temple University, B.Sc., Southampton University, England

Marylou Delizia, Director, The Office of Non-Credit and Continuing Education, M.Ed., Temple University

Bonnie Frumer, Assistant Dean for Curriculum, M.A., Temple University

Rhonda E. Geyer, Director, Non-Credit Programs, B.A., Mansfield University

Susan Hyer, Director, Computer Services, M.Ed., Beaver College (Arcadia University)

Saul Katzman, Director of Finance and Operations, B.B.A., Temple University

Kathleen Kelly, Assistant Director-Academic Services and Administration

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

Susan McCaffrey, Director-Academic Advising; Disability Resources and Services Coordinator, M.S., Western Maryland College

Laura S. Reddick, Associate Director for Adult and Veteran Student Recruitment, M.A., Antioch University

Sandra Thompson, Head, Ambler Campus Library, M.L.S., Drexel University

James Van Blunk, Senior Associate Director of Admissions, M.S.Ed., Saint Joseph's University




(See the School of Environmental Design section of this Bulletin for a listing of staff in the Departments of Community and Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture and Horticulture.)

Michael Bavas, Senior Technical Support Specialist, Computer Services, M.I.S., Kennedy Western University

Don Baldino, Evening Librarian, M.S.L.S., Drexel University

Rachel Berger, Coordinator, Marketing and Special Events, M.S., Temple University

Anne Brennan, Horticulture and Arboretum Supervisor, ISA Certified Arborist, B.S., The Pennsylvania State University

Dorothy Busillo, Administrative Assistant and Meeting Coordinator, Temple University Fort Washington, B.S., Millersville University

James Duffy, Public Relations and Web Site Coordinator, M.S.Ed., Temple University

Andrea Goldstein, Librarian, M.S.L.S., Drexel University

Barbara Kirsch, Coordinator of Financial Services, A.A.S., Montgomery County Community College

Brian McDonnell, Manager, Barnes and Noble Bookstore, B.A., Saint Joseph's University

Sonia Medina, Office Manager, Academic Advising

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

Reid Overturf, Manager of Technical Support, Computer Services

Debra Powell-Wright, Administrative Coordinator, Admissions, B.A., Antioch University

Karen Pyle, Media Coordinator of Classroom Technology Support, B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Kathleen Rickards, Assistant Director of Enrollment Management, Fox School of Business and Management, B.B.A., Temple University

Gray Rogers, Director of Food Services for Sodexo

Neal Russell, Financial Aid Counselor I, Student Financial Services, M.Ed., Temple University

Lorraine Warner, Administrative Coordinator, Fox School of Business and Management

Michelle Whiting, Administrative Specialist, Finance and Operations



Program Coordinators/Advisors

(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 Adult and Organizational Development, Ph.D., Temple University


Robert Deegan, Acting Director, Temple University Police Academy, A.S., Yuba Community College

Lucille D'Emilio-Wilkinson, Academic Advisor II/ Career Coordinator, M.A., La Salle University 

Jeffrey Featherstone, Director, Center for Sustainable Communities, Ph.D., Temple University

Lisa Fell, Academic Advisor II, M.S.S.W., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.A, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


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

Pauline Hurley-Kurtz, R.L.A., A.S.L.A., Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, M.L.A., University of Pennsylvania

Cheryl Irons, 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 II, M.A., Immaculata College

Mia K. Luehrmann-Cowan, Assistant Dean, College of Science and Technology, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana

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

Nora Newcombe, Co-Director, Infant Lab, Ph.D., Harvard University

Kenneth G. Schaefer, Ambler CITE Liaison, Ph.D., Columbia 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, Senior Academic Advisor, M.S., Gwynedd-Mercy College

Christie Willard, Coordinator, Deputy Sheriffs' Training Program, M.S., West Chester University

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