Springfield Campus

Transforming careers and communities

The School of Professional and Continuing Studies is designed to meet the academic needs of working adults who wish to earn a degree in human services. The School offers:

  • Bachelor’s and master's degree programs in human services
  • Weekend classes
  • Human services degree completion in as little as 16 to 24 months
  • Academic credit in the undergraduate program for experiential learning
    • Transfer credits from a regionally accredited institution and experiential learning cannot exceed a combined total of 72 credits
  • Financial aid for qualified students
  • Personal attention from advisors and academic support services

Seth Window BS student Youth Specialist

 

Seth Window, Bachelor of Science in Human Services

Springfield College Program Concentrations (Springfield, Mass., Campus)

Bachelor of Science in Human Services:

Master of Science in Human Services:

Undergraduate & Graduate Class Schedules/Syllabi

The Campus Guide

The Springfield Campus guide explains how you may take advantage of the many services offered to Springfield College Professional and Continuing Studies students.

Download the Campus Guide.

Weekend Class Schedule

May Term 2015

  • May: 2 - 3, 9 - 10
  • June: 6 - 7, 13 - 14, **20 - 21
  • July: 11 - 12, 18 - 19
  • August: 1 - 2, 8 - 9, **15 - 16

September Term 2015

  • September: 12 - 13, 19 - 20
  • October: 3 - 4, 10 - 11, **24 - 25
  • November: 7 - 8, 14 - 15, **21 - 22
  • December: 5 - 6, 12 - 13

January Term 2016

  • January: 9 - 10, 16 - 17
  • February: 6 - 7, 13 - 14, **20 - 21
  • March: 5 - 6, 12 - 13, **19 - 20
  • April: 2 - 3, 9 - 10

May Term 2016

  • May: 7 - 8, 14 - 15
  • June: 4 - 5, 11 - 12, **18 - 19
  • July: 9 - 10, 16 - 17, **23 - 24
  • August: 6 - 7, 13 - 14

September Term 2016

  • September: 10 - 11, 17 - 18
  • October: 1 - 2, 8 - 9, **15 - 16
  • November: 5 - 6, 12 - 13, **19 - 20
  • December: 3 - 4, 10 - 11

January Term 2017

  • January: 14 - 15, 21 - 22
  • February: 4 - 5, 11 - 12, **18 - 19
  • March: 4 - 5, 11 - 12, **18 - 19
  • April: 1 - 2, 8 - 9

May Term 2017

  • May: 6 - 7, 13 - 14
  • June: 3 - 4, 10 - 11, **17 - 18
  • July: 8 - 9, 15 - 16, **22 - 23
  • August: 5 - 6, 12 - 13

**Workshop/Senior Seminar Weekend

*Actual schedule may vary due to unforeseen circumstances such as inclement weather.

Hours of Operation

The School of Professional and Continuing Studies Springfield, Mass., hours of operation are shown below. If you have any questions, feel free to call the campus main phone number at (413) 748-3204.
 

Business Day Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(September through April)
Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(May through August)
Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
class days only
Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
class days only

Directory

263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109-3797
Phone (413) 748-3204
Toll Free (800) 727-0004
Fax (413) 748-3236

Name/Title (413)- E-mail Address
Annemarie Frisby Thomas
Campus Director
748-3081 afrisbythomas@springfieldcollege.edu
Mulugeta Agonafer
Faculty
748-3779 magonafe@springfieldcollege.edu
Richard Andersen
Faculty
748-3622 randerse@springfieldcollege.edu
Karina Borowicz
Resource Specialist
748-3546 kborowicz@springfieldcolllege.edu
Linda Calkins
Assistant Director for Recruitment and Admissions
748-3624 lcalkins@springfieldcollege.edu
Denise Duguay
Lecturer
748-3626 dduguay@springfieldcollege.edu
Debra Gass
Lecturer
748-3553 dgass@springfieldcollege.edu
Kellee Grucci 
Assistant Director for Academic Services
748-3981 kgrucci@springfieldcollege.edu
Katrina Borowiec
Resource Specialist
748-3546 kborowiec@springfieldcollege.edu
Jenary Merced
Administrative Assistant
748-3630 jmerced2@springfieldcollege.edu
Karolynn Sheppard
Assistant Director for Administration
748-3429 ksheppard@springfieldcollege.edu
Ashanta Smith
Administrative Assistant
748-3623 asmith20@springfieldcollege.edu
Pat Swoboda-True
Financial Aid Coordinator
748-3916 ptrue@springfieldcollege.edu
Danielle Witherspoon
Admissions Staff Assistant
748-3980 dwitherspoon@springfieldcollege.edu

Faculty

 

Annemarie Thomas

Campus Director

Courses Regularly Taught
Senior Seminar, Internship

Springfield College Contact Information
afrisbythomas@springfieldcollege.edu
(413) 748-3204

Highest Degree
MS, Springfield College

Other Degrees and Certifications
BS, Saint Michael’s College; Candidate September 2014, Undoing Racism Organizing Collective (UROC); Candidate September 2015, Leadership Institute for Political and Public Impact (LIPPI)

Areas of Expertise
Community outreach, recruitment, staff development and supervision, budget and finance, enrollment management

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Board member, Black Leadership Alliance; Member, Young Professionals Network of Urban League of Springfield, Inc.; Strong interest in working to empower African-American adolescent females and providing avenues for activism and engagement for the Mason Square Community of Springfield, Mass.


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Mulugeta Agonafer

Professor

Courses Regularly Taught
World Views Analysis, Global Economy Culture and Community, Organizational Change and Development, Economics and Social Change, Social Philosophy, Current Events in International Context

Springfield College Contact Information
magonafe@springfieldcollege.edu
(413) 748-3779

Highest Degree
PhD, University of Massachusetts

Other Degrees and Certifications
MA, Western Washington University; BS, Purdue University; BA, Indiana University

Areas of Expertise
International relations, political economy, comparative government, African politics and economy, non-profit management, curriculum development, American government and foreign policy, globalization and developing countries

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Founder and president of African, African-American, Development, Education, Research and Training; Conducted annual conferences involving both the campus and the surrounding communities; Nominated for Earnest Lynton Award for community engagement


Richard Andersen  

Richard Andersen

Professor

Courses Regularly Taught
Contemporary American Literature, Introduction to World Literature, Communication Skills I

Springfield College Contact Information
randerse@springfieldcollege.edu
(413) 748-3622

Highest Degree
PhD, New York University

Other Degrees and Certifications
MA, City University of New York; BA, Loyola University of Los Angeles

Service Experience, Community Involvement and Other Areas of Interest
Foreign Fulbright Professor; Karolyi Foundation Fellow; James Thurber Writer in Residence at the Ohio State University; Springfield College Excellence in Teaching Award; Springfield College nomination for Carnegie Foundation’s United States Professor of the Year award; 29 published books


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JoAnn S. Dewrance

Associate Professor

Courses Regularly Taught
Coping with Disease and Death, Group Project I, II, and III

Springfield College Contact Information
jdewranc@springfieldcollege.edu
(413) 748-3627

Highest Degree
EdD, American International College

Other Degrees and Certifications
MS, Long Island University; BS, Long Island University; Certifications: Massachusetts and New York Certification from K-6; State Certification (MA & NY) from N-12 in Diagnosis and Reading Remediation; Doctoral Degree for Psychological Testing and Diagnosis of Learning Difficulties.

Areas of Expertise
Teaching within the broad category of psychology; diagnosis and remediation of a variety of educational areas.

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Active locally, nationally, and internationally in the area of undoing racism, including training of higher education faculty in South Africa and running three-day workshops with students and community members in South Africa


 

James Kelleher

Adjunct Faculty

Courses Regularly Taught
Group Project I, II, and III

Springfield College Contact Information
jkelleher2@springfieldcollege.edu

Highest Degree
MEd, University of Massachusetts

Areas of Expertise
Substance abuse treatment and education, residential treatment

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Involved in local non-profit charitable endeavors, interest in victim services and conflict resolution


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Richard Spears

Adjunct Faculty

Courses Regularly Taught
Family Counseling and Understanding Diverse Cultures, Counseling from a Racial Perspectives, Counseling Theories and Perspectives, Basic Management Skills, Abnormal Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Personality Disorder Theories

Springfield College Contact Information
rspears@springfieldcollege.edu

Highest Degree
MS, Springfield College

Other Degrees and Certifications
Certified Human Service Professional Practitioner

Areas of Expertise
Patterns of pathological behaviors; alternatives to existing treatment; practices in Solution Focus Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma of focus treatments and Stress Inoculation Therapy, PTSD and Emotional Emancipation and Psychodynamic group therapies; advanced topics in social psychology including cultural and ethnic convergence

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Program manager, The Families First; Program director, Amistad Village; Clinical program manager, Beulah Heights Social Integration; Program director, Roger Sherman House Re-entry Program; Chair, Children’s Trust Fund, Fatherhood Committee; Consultant, One Accord Services; Initiated Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, Yale University School of Public Health; Researched HIV intervention for young parents, National Institute on Mental Health; Certified trainer of trainers, National Partnership for Community Leadership (NPCL); Alderman, Ward12, New Haven, Conn.


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Janine Spinola Taylor

Adjunct Faculty

Courses Regularly Taught
Financial Management of Human Service, The Study of Theatre and Drama in Expressing Social Change and Social Justice, Ethical Decision Making for Human Service Professionals

Springfield College Contact Information
jspinola-taylor@springfieldcollege.edu

Highest Degree
MS, Springfield College

Other Degrees and Certifications
BS, University of Massachusetts Boston

Areas of Expertise
Trainer, strategic planning, logic models-theory of change, financial management, public speaking, organizational development, revenue projection, community organizing, groups techniques and analysis, facilitator, executive and leadership coaching

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Board member, Action for Boston Community Development of Greater Boston; Board member, Boston Inner City Youth Tennis Program

Information Sessions

Do you want to learn more about the School of Professional and Continuing Studies? Do you have a friend, relative, or coworker who wants to know more about our bachelor's or master's degree program for adults? If so, then please join us for an information session where we will provide details about our accelerated degree opportunities, financial aid, and the admissions process.
 

2015 SHS Information Sessions 

Date Time
Saturday, August 1, 2015 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 8, 2015 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 19, 2015 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, October 3, 2015 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, October 10, 2015 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, November 7, 2015 (Master's Only) 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, November 7, 2015 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday November 14, 2015 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, November 22,, 2015 10 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, December 5, 2015 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, December 12, 2015 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

All information sessions are held at Springfield College on the third floor of Blake Hall, located on Wilbraham Avenue in Springfield, Mass. Please park in Lot #2. 

For more information or to RSVP please contact:

Linda Calkins, Assistant Director for Recruitment and Admissions
(800) 727-0004 ext. 3624 or (413) 748-3624
Email: lcalkins@springfieldcollege.edu

Contact:

Linda Calkins , Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions

Email: lcalkins@springfieldcollege.edu
Phone: (413) 748-3204
Toll Free: (800) 727-0004
Fax: (413) 748-3236

Springfield College School of Professional and Continuing Studies
263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109

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