COVID-19 Campus Update

As public health concerns surrounding COVID-19 continue to grow, Community College of Philadelphia has made the careful decision to move coursework to online or other remote alternatives, beginning March 30 through the end of the spring semester, and to keep Main Campus and its Regional Centers closed through at least May 6, 2020. All courses remain suspended through March 30, 2020. Students will receive details on coursework from individual instructors. Faculty and staff will be issued guidance by supervisors. At this time, the commencement ceremony for spring 2020 is postponed. The College will continue to update you via email, web updates and text alerts as this situation evolves during the closure. During this time, please follow all CDC guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus and remaining healthy, including hygiene recommendations, social distancing practices and remaining home when you are sick.

Psychology, Education & Human Services Department

Welcome to the Psychology, Education, and Human Services Department. This department, comprised of many disciplines, provides students with a strong liberal arts background leading to success in academic or career pathways. Our programs offer students the opportunity to learn from teachers active in their field of study and to apply their classroom learning to real-world practice through field placements and community interactions. Whether you want to be a psychologist, a teacher, a social worker, or a sign language interpreter, the PEHS program curriculums will help you achieve your long-term goals.

Department Head

Francesca DiRosa

Spring, 2020 Office Hours: Office hours available after 5:30 p.m. by appointment only
Monday, Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 9:00 - 9:30 a.m., 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Office: BR-21F
Telephone: 215-751-8448


A.A., Education: Early Childhood (Birth to 4th Grade)
A.A., Education: Middle Level (4th to 8th Grade)
A.A., Education: Secondary Humanities/Social Studies Education
A.A., Education: Secondary Math/Science

Coordinator: Amy Saia,

Spring, 2020 Office Hours:
Monday, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, 1:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Office: W1-15A


A.A., Psychology

Coordinator: Davido Dupree,

Spring, 2020 Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in W2-12
Tuesday, 2:45 - 6:00 p.m. in B2-43
Thursday, 2:45 - 4:00 p.m. in B2-43
Office: W3-09
Telephone: 215-751-8567


A.A.S., ASL/English Interpreting

Coordinator: Jeff Carroll,

Spring, 2020 Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, 12:40 - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday
, 1:00 - 4:10 p.m.
Office: BR-44J


A.A.S., Behavioral Health and Human Services

Coordinator: Lorraine Barber,

Spring, 2020 Office Hours:
Monday, 12:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. or by appointment
Office: BR-25G
Telephone: 215-751-8446


Human Services (Academic Certificate)
Recovery Leadership (Proficiency Certificate)

Coordinator: Lorraine Barber,

Spring, 2020 Office Hours:
Monday, 12:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. or by appointment 
Office: BR-25G
Telephone: 215-751-8446

Multidisciplinary Course Offerings

The Psychology, Education and Human Services department offers courses in the following disciplines (click on discipline for list of courses):


Transfer Opportunities

Some of the schools our students successfully transfer to include:

Learn more about our transfer agreements here.