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Humanities, Social Sciences & Education Department      

Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education LogoDepartment Mission Statement:  The central teaching and learning philosophy of the department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education is to offer programs of study that are intellectually challenging and diverse. We are dedicated to preparing students for informed citizenship, further study in higher education, and in positions of employment that require a background in critical thinking and writing clearly. Our course offerings provide opportunities for students to learn more about the complexity of the world and how meaning is constructed through rigorous inquiry. The diversity of disciplines in our department promotes an understanding of the interconnectedness of academic fields of study.

The Department offers courses in:

  • Anthropology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education K-12
  • Geography
  • Gerontology
  • History
  • Human Services (Pre-Social Work)
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Disability

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Degree Programs  

Designed for Transfer (A.A.)  and (A.S)  

Designed to Lead Directly to Employment (A.A.S.)
  • Early Childhood Education  
  • Human Services                                                                                                                                                    This A.A.S. Degree Program offers the dual advantage of preparing students for immediate employment while simultaneously allowing them to accumulate a significant number of transferable credits.

Certificate Programs  

Designed to Provide Specialized Expertise  


Teacher Education Program Details

Career in Human Services


Full-Time Faculty

Professors Emeritus  


Adjunct Faculty
  • Jeffrey Brindle
  • Bebe Brezanin-Brusky
  • Anindita Chaudhuri
  • Lorraine Gahles-Kildow
  • Ron Gandelman
  • Jennifer Giordano
  • Cynthia Glover
  • Lynne Gonski 
  • Erica Greenwald
  • Blake R. Heffner 
  • Jennifer Hilligus
  • Gregory Hotchkiss  
  • Jeffrey Kampf  
  • Christian Kemp
  • Elinor Levy
  • Chien Liu
  • William Loeffler
  • Kathleen Manz
  • Patrick McNicholas
  • Joshua Moser
  • Voichita Nachescu
  • Dana Nelson
  • Eric Paddon
  • Cynthia Parayil
  • Anita Petersen
  • David Petriello
  • Jo-Ann Piagentini
  • Stacie Raglione
  • Joseph Rizzo
  • Tanya Rohrbach
  • Giuseppe Rotolo
  • Nathan Schmidt
  • Roger Shutack 
  • Lisa Slapa
  • Charles Speierl
  • William Stroock
  • Louise Tokarsky-Unda
  • June Troiano 
  • Farah Vallera
  • Richard Van Orden
  • Joyce Wackenhut
  • Kathleen Walters
  • Richard Van Orden
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Online Courses  


  • US History: Beginnnings to 1877
  • US History:1877 to Present
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Society & the Environment
  • Sociology of Sport
  • Deviance
  • Psychology of Women
  • Introduction to Psychology


  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Intro. to Cultural Anthroposophy
  • Current Moral and Social Issues
  • Formal Logic
  • American Government 
  • History
  • World Civilizations I
  • World Civilizations II



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