English Department

English Department

The English Department at Community College of Philadelphia is a professional organization of nearly 300 full- and part-time faculty members teaching over 750 sections of courses each term on the Main Campus and at our Regional Centers. We provide instruction in developmental reading and writing, English as a second language (ESL), college writing, literature, communication studies, mass media, theater and creative writing. We offer Associate of Arts degrees in Communication Studies, English, Mass Media and Theater. Our curriculum helps prepare students for careers in broadcast and print journalism, screen writing, public relations, advertising, education, marketing and theater. 

English Department Head and Associate Chair

Massah NuniDepartment Head & Assistant Professor,

Fall, 2023 Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday,
 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., 

Office: Bonnell Building (Rotunda Floor), BR-21B
Telephone: 215-751-8867



Amy Lewis, Associate Chair and Associate Professor,

Fall, 2023 Office Hours: Please email to schedule an appointment, and on campus office hours begins 5-15-23

Monday & Wednesday, 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. (On campus) & 2:30 - 6:00 p.m. (Remote)
Tuesday & Thursday, 8:00 - 11:30 a.m. (On campus) & 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. (Remote)
Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Remote)

Office: BR-21A
Telephone: 215-751-8490


Program, Career and Transfer Information

Communication Studies & Mass Media

Assistant Chair: Craig Strimel,

Fall, 2023 Office Hours: Please email to schedule an appointment

Tuesday & Thursday, 
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Wednesday, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Office: B1-05
Telephone: 215-751-8638

Communication Studies

Mass Media


Creative Writing Certificate

Assistant Chair: Dr. Lauren Genovesi,

Fall, 2023 Office Hours: For additional information, please email Dr. Lauren Genovesi.

, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., (virtual)
Tuesday & Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Office: M3-23C
Telephone: 215-751-8996


College Writing

Assistant Chair: Jason Esters,  

Fall 2023, Office Hours:

Monday & Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Office: B1-09G
Telephone: 215-751-8322

Developmental English

Assistant Chair: Madeline Marcotte-Rolston,  

Fall 2023, Office Hours: Available via Zoom--Please email to make an appointment

Office: BR-02
Telephone: 215-751-8661

The English Degree

Assistant Chair: Seve Torres,

Fall, 2023 Office Hours: Not teaching Summer I. Please email to schedule an appointment

Office: BR-23B
Telephone: 215-751-8671


English as a Second Language (ESL)

Assistant Chair: Talar Kaloustian,

Fall, 2023 Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday: Any inquiries regarding ESL, please send an email.

Office: BR-47C
Telephone: 215-751-8631

ESL Academic Courses

Support for ESL Students

Each year, CCP helps hundreds of students improve their English skills and achieve academic success through the ESL program. The extensive ESL curriculum enables students to study English in small classes in a diverse and multicultural environment. Expert faculty and experienced support staff provide personal help with orientation and registration, as well as with academic and transfer planning.

Intensive English Language Program

The Intensive English Language Program (IELP) is a 7-week intensive program aimed at students who desire to learn English as a Second Language, as opposed to a traditional 14-week program. It is intended to give students a fast track into proficiency of the English language so as to quickly transition into study or work in the field of their choice.



Assistant Chair: Quinn Eli,

Fall, 2023 Office Hours: via Zoom -- Please email for an

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Office: BR-25I
Telephone: 215-751-8652


Additional Student Resources

Online Learning

Community College of Philadelphia provides a variety of courses and degree programs online and in hybrid (classroom/online) environments. Online courses are just as rigorous and demanding as our classroom courses. Delivered through a course management system allowing 24/7 access, online courses do not require students to be online at specific times; instead, students log in regularly at their convenience to keep up with course requirements, due dates, etc. Hybrid courses, combining both classroom and online teaching, meet in the classroom regularly and are supplemented with online lessons throughout the week. Classroom attendance is mandatory for all hybrid courses.

Learning Lab

The Learning Lab Department offers free academic support services to Community College of Philadelphia students. Faculty specialists and tutors with expertise in a broad range of subject areas are available to provide students with a personalized learning experience. All of the Learning Lab Department's services are designed to help students achieve success throughout their college careers.