Vaccination Update

Due to City of Philadelphia mandates, all students, faculty and staff must be fully vaccinated. To register for in-person or hybrid classes, students need to be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption. Students who are not vaccinated or do not have an approved exemption are able to register for fully online courses. Please see our College COVID-19 Updates for more information and visit our Virtual Student Resource Center for support.

English Department

English Department

The English Department at Community College of Philadelphia is a professional organization of nearly 300 full- and part-time faculty members teaching over 750 sections of courses each term on the Main Campus and at our Regional Centers. We provide instruction in developmental reading and writing, English as a second language (ESL), college writing, literature, communication studies, mass media, theater and creative writing. We offer Associate of Arts degrees in Communication Studies, English, Mass Media and Theater. Our curriculum helps prepare students for careers in broadcast and print journalism, screen writing, public relations, advertising, education, marketing and theater. 

English Department Head and Associate Chair

Myla Morris-SkeikerDepartment Head and Associate Professor,

Summer 1, 2022 Virtual Office Hours: Please email to schedule an appointment--office hours not online begins 2-15-22

Monday & Wednesday
, 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. & 2:30 - 5:00 is Online

Office: Bonnell Building (Rotunda Floor), BR-21B
Telephone: 215-751-8867

If you have questions regarding Reading and/or Writing courses, please email all questions to Amy Lewis at or Myla Morris-Skeiker at  


Amy Lewis, Associate Chair and Associate Professor,

Summer 1, 2022 Virtual Office Hours: Please email to schedule an appointment, and on campus office hours begins 5-16-22

Monday & Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on campus 
Tuesday, Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. remote

Office: BR-21A
Telephone: 215-751-8490

If you have questions regarding Reading and/or Writing courses, please email all questions to Amy Lewis at or Myla Morris-Skeiker at  

Program, Career and Transfer Information

Communication Studies & Mass Media

Assistant Chair: David Raskin,

Summer 1, 2022 Office Hours: Please email to schedule an appointment

Monday - Thursday, 
Virtual by appointment

Office: B2-07
Telephone: 215-751-8695

Communication Studies

Mass Media


Creative Writing Certificate

Assistant Chair: Jeffrey Markovitz,

Summer 1, 2022 Office Hours: Please email in advance to schedule an appointment during office hours,


Monday & Wednesday, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Office: BR-47K
Telephone: 215-751-8954


The English Degree

Assistant Chair: Nick Moudry,

Summer 1, 2022 Office Hours: Please call, 267-486-6980, to schedule an appointment

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 1:00. - 3:00 p.m.
Office hours are above or by appointment

Office: BR-16, MAIN campus
Telephone: 215-751-8608


English as a Second Language (ESL)

Assistant Chair: Talar Kaloustian,

Summer 1, 2022 Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday: Any inquiries regarding ESL, please send an email.

Office: BR-47C
Telephone: 215-751-8631

ESL Academic Courses

Support for ESL Students

Each year, CCP helps hundreds of students improve their English skills and achieve academic success through the ESL program. The extensive ESL curriculum enables students to study English in small classes in a diverse and multicultural environment. Expert faculty and experienced support staff provide personal help with orientation and registration, as well as with academic and transfer planning.

Intensive English Language Program

The Intensive English Language Program (IELP) is a 7-week intensive program aimed at students who desire to learn English as a Second Language, as opposed to a traditional 14-week program. It is intended to give students a fast track into proficiency of the English language so as to quickly transition into study or work in the field of their choice.



Assistant Chair: Quinn Eli,

Summer 1, 2022 Office Hours: Please email for an

Tuesday - Thursday, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., Virtual

Office: BR-25I
Telephone: 215-751-8652


Additional Student Resources

Online Learning

Community College of Philadelphia provides a variety of courses and degree programs online and in hybrid (classroom/online) environments. Online courses are just as rigorous and demanding as our classroom courses. Delivered through a course management system allowing 24/7 access, online courses do not require students to be online at specific times; instead, students log in regularly at their convenience to keep up with course requirements, due dates, etc. Hybrid courses, combining both classroom and online teaching, meet in the classroom regularly and are supplemented with online lessons throughout the week. Classroom attendance is mandatory for all hybrid courses.

Learning Lab

The Learning Lab Department offers free academic support services to Community College of Philadelphia students. Faculty specialists and tutors with expertise in a broad range of subject areas are available to provide students with a personalized learning experience. All of the Learning Lab Department's services are designed to help students achieve success throughout their college careers.