Springfield College Boston

Transforming careers and communities

The School of Professional and Continuing Studies bachelor’s and master’s degree programs are perfect for adults who wish to transform their careers and their communities. Whether you’ve been out of school for five, 10, even 20 or more years, you’ll find that we make the transition as easy for you as possible. Beginning with weekend programs that can often be completed in 16 months, School of Professional and Continuing Studies programs are designed for adults who care about people above all else.

SHS Boston

Program Highlights:

  • Attend classes only on weekends, typically two weekends per month
  • Finish your degree in as little as 16 months
  • Receive undergraduate credit for college-level life, school, and work experiences
  • Earn a degree from a well-respected, fully accredited private college
  • Enjoy an affordable tuition, with financial aid opportunities
  • Learn in a small class that values and reflects a diverse world
  • Take advantage of the adult-centered Academic Success Center
  • Get valuable, hands-on experience right from the start

James Kansas Cafferty

"It's a school that meets students where they are - with the experience that they bring - separating them from their fears and getting them to jump in and make things happen."

James Kansas Cafferty

The Campus Guide

The Springfield College Boston campus guide explains how you may take advantage of the many services offered to professional and continuing studies students.

Download the Boston Campus Guide

Information Sessions

Do you want to hear more about the School of Professional and Continuing Studies? Do you have a friend, relative, or co-worker who wants to know more about our bachelor's or master's degree program for adults? If so, then please join us for one of our monthly information sessions where we can provide you with details about our accelerated degree opportunities, describe the admissions process, and answer all of your questions.

School of Professional and Continuing Studies Information Sessions 2015

Saturday, August 1, 2015  10 a.m. to noon
Saturday, September 26, 2015  10 a.m. to noon
Saturday, October 24, 2015  10 a.m. to noon
Saturday, November 21, 2015  10 a.m. to noon

All information sessions are held at Springfield College Boston located at The Schrafft Center, 529 Main Street, Suite 1M4, Boston, Massachusetts 02129.

For more information or to RSVP please contact:
Judy Webster, Assistant Director for Recruitment and Admissions
Email: jwebster@springfieldcollege.edu
Phone: (617) 242-3361, ext. 222
Fax: (617) 242-3025

Hours of Operation

Business Day Hours of Operation
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
class days only
Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
class days only

Directory

The Schrafft Center
529 Main Street, Suite 1M4
Boston, MA 02129
Phone (617) 242-3361
Toll free (866) 272-9056
Fax (617) 242-3025

Name/Title Ext. E-mail Address
James Whitley
Assistant Dean/Campus Director
225 jwhitley@springfieldcollege.edu
Gayle Crump-Swaby
Faculty
230 gcrumpswaby@springfieldcollege.edu
Venatia Jones
Assistant Director for Administration
226 vjones@springfieldcollege.edu
Shakowa Neal
Administrative Assistant
227 sneal@springfieldcollege.edu
Eleanor Reyes
Staff Assistant
221 ereyes@springfieldcollege.edu
Teisha Twomey
Resource Specialist
229 ttwomey@springfieldcollege.edu
Sherri VandenAkker
Faculty
228 svanden@springfieldcollege.edu
Judy Webster
Assistant Director for Recruitment
222 jwebster@springfieldcollege.edu

Faculty

James R. Whitley, Assistant Dean / Campus Director

James R. Whitley

Assistant Dean/Campus Director

Courses Regularly Taught
Senior Seminar, Graduate Project, Fiscal Management

Springfield College Contact Information
jwhitley@springfieldcollege.edu
(617) 242-3361 ext. 225

Highest Degree
JD, Northeastern University

Other Degrees and Certifications
MS, Harvard University; MPH, Boston University; BA, Cornell University

Areas of Expertise
Public health, health policy, law, poetry, advocacy, higher education administration, management

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Board member, Boston ECE Providers Council; Board member, United Somali Youth


Gayle-Crump Swaby

Gayl Crump-Swaby

Assistant Professor

Courses Regularly Taught
Diagnosis and Psychopathology, Psychopharmocology for Mental Health Counselors, Group Counseling, Clinical Internship

Springfield College Contact Information
gcrumpswaby@springfieldcollege.edu
(617) 242-3361 ext. 230

Highest Degree
EdD, Nova Southeastern University

Other Degrees and Certifications
MSW, Boston University; BSW, Oakwood University; Moral Reconation Therapy Certificate, Global Assessment of Individual Needs (GAIN) Certified; Distant Learning Leader Certificate

Areas of Expertise
Children, youth, and families; cultural diversity; women and girls; substance abuse

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Clinical supervision and training; board member, Walker Home and School; JP/Roxbury Family Resource Center, Trauma Treatment; treatment with ex-offenders


Sherri SHS

Sherri L. VandenAkker

Professor

Courses Regularly Taught
Communication Skills, Literature

Springfield College Contact Information
svanden@springfieldcollege.edu
(617) 242-3361 ext. 228

Highest Degree
PhD, University of Massachusetts

Other Degrees and Certifications
MS, University of Massachusetts; BA, Mount Holyoke College; University of Kent at Canterbury (U.K.); Graduate Certificate, University of Massachusetts Boston, Instructional Technology for Educators

Areas of Expertise
Rhetoric and composition theory, 20th Century American poetry, creative writing, documentary film, instructional technology


Keith Moore

Keith E. Moore

Adjunct Faculty

Courses Regularly Taught
Data Systems for Human Services, Group Project in Community Development and Change

Springfield College Contact Information
kmoore@springfieldcollege.edu

Highest Degree
MEd, Troy University

Other Degrees and Certifications
BA, Chicago State University; Certificate of Advance Graduate Studies/Student Personnel Administration, Springfield College

Areas of Expertise
Housing and residence life programming and staffing, higher education leadership, data systems, and motivational speaking

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Boston Graduate Chapter; Director of education, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Springfield Chapter; member, American College Personnel Association; Standing committee for LGBT; Board member, Association of College and University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I); Site coordinator, Humanics in Action Day; Advisor, Alpha Phi Omega (service fraternity)


 

Lisa Owens

Adjunct Faculty

Courses Regularly Taught
Critical Overview in Human Services, Issues in Research, Group Project in Community Development and Change

Springfield College Contact Information
lowens@springfieldcollege.edu

Highest Degree
MS, Springfield College School of Human Services

Other Degrees and Certifications
BS, Springfield College School of Human Services; Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Boston University

Areas of Expertise
Structural racism and United States social welfare policy, health equity and public policy, participatory action research, designing and implementing community based projects, youth leadership and youth organizing, nonprofit management and leadership

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Past board member, City Life Vida Urbana (housing rights and economic justice); Haymarket People's Fund (racial justice community foundation); Boston Women's Fund (social justice foundation focused on women and girls)


Cheryl Snyder

Cheryl M. Snyder

Adjunct Faculty

Courses Regularly Taught
Economics and Social Change, Advocacy and Policy Analysis, Integrative Core Seminar II: Global Economy, Culture, and Community, Human Services and Health, Dynamics of Case Management

Springfield College Contact Information
csnyder@springfieldcollege.edu

Highest Degree
MSW, Boston College

Other Degrees and Certifications
BA, Boston College

Areas of Expertise
Community organizing and coalition building, advocacy: legislative and administrative, policy analysis and policy development, project management, program development and program evaluation, grant writing and grant management; innovative, creative, problem-solving

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Volunteer, past board member, and president, Boston College Graduate School of Social Work's Alumni Association; Active volunteer, 350MA's South Shore Node, and 350.org

Photos of Campus

Contact Springfield College Boston

Judy Webster, Assistant Director for Recruitment and Admissions

Email: jwebster@springfieldcollege.edu
Phone: (617) 242-3361, ext. 222
Fax: (617) 242-3025
Toll Free: (866) 272-9056

Springfield College Boston
The Schrafft Center
529 Main Street, Suite 1M4
Boston, MA 02129

Springfield College School of Professional and Continuing Studies
263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109
(413) 748-3000