About the Office of Curriculum Development
Curriculum Facilitation Team (CFT)
Coordinator of Curriculum Development (TBA)*
Francesca DiRosa, Facilitator
Francesca DiRosa is an Associate Professor in the Behavioral Health and Human Services (BHHS) curriculum and previously served as the Department Chair for Psychology, Education, and Human Services. Prior to moving into the ranks of full-time faculty in 2015, she held various administrative positions within the College for twenty-nine years, 17 of those years as the Director of the Center On Disability. She has been part of the CFT for 6 years and has also developed and authored curricula and courses within BHHS, Education, and Allied Health. Francesca is also a professional Interpreter for the Deaf and began her career at the College as a classroom interpreter while attending both the College and the University of Pennsylvania where she graduated with a B.A. in Psychology. She earned her M.S. in Group Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania and her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Temple University.
Ext: 267- 414-3743
Cynthia Giddle, Facilitator
Cynthia Giddle is Associate Professor of English and Humanities. She has been at the College since 1993 and worked for 20 years on the CFT, serving as Department Head of English between 2010 and 2015. Before coming to the College, she taught full-time at Marquette University and, as a visiting lecturer, at the University of Pennsylvania. She is ABD in the English Department at Penn, where she earned an MA, and did postgraduate work at the University of Edinburgh, after earning an AB from Princeton University.
Sotiria Koui, Facilitator
Sotiria Koui is an Assistant Professor of English and ESL. She has been at the College since 2016. Prior to that, she taught at University at Bath Spa in England and at the University of Pennsylvania. She has earned an MA in TESOL and completed training in test writing materials and assessment for Oxford University Press. She facilitated teacher training workshops for Cambridge University, England, before moving to the United States.
Cynthia S. Paul, Facilitator
Cynthia S. Paul is a CFT team member and an Assistant Professor in the Foundational Math (FNMT) Department for the College. She has been at the College since 2014 and has also worked as a Math Specialist in the Learning Lab. Prior to that, she taught at several other local colleges, including LaSalle University and Chestnut Hill College. She earned MS and PhD degrees in Mathematics Education from Drexel University, and a BS in Mathematics from Denison University.
Nicole Vadino, Facilitator
Nicole Vadino is an Associate Professor of Sociology and has taught at the college since 2002. She has led CCP Human Trafficking Awareness day for the past 5 years. She has her BA and MA from The University of Pennsylvania and has presented at several conferences in Greece on topics related to Criminology and Sociology.
* If you have immediate curriculum needs, please contact the Office of the Vice President of Academic and Student Success