Office of Collegiate Recovery Director and Staff
Pascal Scoles, LCSW, DSW
Dr. Pascal Scoles is Professor, in the Behavioral Health/Human Services, Psychology, Education Department, and Director of the Office of Collegiate Recovery, Student Life. From 1999 to 2012 he was the Coordinator of the Behavioral Health/Human Services program. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He received his doctorate in Addictions and Health from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Policy and Practice, his M.S.W. from Rutgers University and his bachelor’s degree from LaSalle College, Philadelphia, PA.
For more than forty years he has been an educator, therapist, teacher and consultant to treatment facilities, city and state governments, the criminal justice system, as well as a psychotherapist to chemically dependent individuals and their families.
From 1979 to 1985, Pascal Scoles served as Chair and Vice Chair of the Mayor's Commission on Addiction and Recovery (formerly the Mayor’s Drug and Alcohol Executive Commission), City of Philadelphia), he continues to serve on the Commission being reappointed by six different Mayors. From 1974 to 1986 he was Principal Investigator and Senior Consultant to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Alcohol–Highway Safety Program. The statewide Court Reporting Network (CRN) Evaluation system as well as the statewide DUI safe driving school curriculum was developed and implemented by Dr. Scoles under contract with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation. In 2007 he was appointed to the Addictions Advisory Board, (now DBHIDS Advisory Board, City of Philadelphia). In 2014 he was appointed to the Faith and Spiritual Affairs Advisory Board, City of Philadelphia, Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Service's. From 2016 to 2017 he was Director (Principal Investigator) of the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Grant (BHWET), funded by SAMHSA at Community College of Philadelphia. This work has earned him a number of awards throughout his career, including the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Meritorious Service Award in 1983, the Impact Corp. Lifetime Achievement Award in Veteran’s Services in 2007, the City of Philadelphia Faith and Spirituality Award in 2015, and the AACC Dale P. Parnell Faculty Distinction Recognition Award in 2020, among others.
What Dr. Scoles is perhaps most known for throughout the College’s campus community is his CCPTV series, “Tapestry of Life.” Having hosted and co-produced over 70 episodes since 2011, this program sheds light on the inner workings of addiction and mental health treatment, and holds a microphone to the voices of those who experience these things within Philadelphia.
A new addition to the Community College of Philadelphia, joining in the Office of Collegiate Recovery in 2018. Previously working and studying in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Antonia has worked with supporting those that suffer from gender violence the many facets that surround gender violence such as substance use. Upon coming back to the United States, Antonia has begun her master’s in Social Work at Bryn Mawr College. Antonia is the academic mentor in supporting students during their time at CCP.