Corrinne A. Caldwell, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Emeritus Faculty

Ritter Hall 266
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6091
phone: (215) 204-6174

  • Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
  • M.S.W. University of British Columbia
  • B. A. University of British Columbia
Areas of Professional Interest
  •  Campus viability, campus and community involvement.
  • The two-year campus.
  • At risk youth in rural communities.
  • Leadership and gender in high education.
Selected Professional Experiences

Vice President and Acting Provost Temple University 
Chief Academic Officer for the University: Responsibilities include all faculty and curricular affairs for a 29,000 student, Research I University, with 1,600 full time and 900 part-time faculty members. The University has 16 schools/colleges and offers bachelor’s degree in 107 areas, master’s in 60 fields, and 71 doctoral and professional degrees.
Provost’s portfolio included: Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies; Vice Provost for Research; Dean of the Graduate School; Vice Provost for Faculty. In addition, the University Libraries, Temple University Press and research centers, through the schools/colleges, report to the Provost, as do five branch campuses, international programs, and continuing and distance education.

Major academic initiatives: Reorganization of Schools/Colleges, Academic Planning, Middle States Self Study, Strategic Planning for Health Professions Education, Strategic Planning for Continuing and Distance Education; articulation and core-to-core transfer agreements with area community colleges; review of centers and institutes; and, the opening of Temple University Fort Washington Professional Education Center, revitalization of Temple University Center City, development and opening of Temple University Center for Advanced Technology.

Vice President Temple University
Dean and CEO Temple University Ambler Campus
Held responsibility for (i) four branch campuses: Temple University Ambler, Temple University Center City, Temple University Fort Washington, Temple University Harrisburg, (ii) two academic departments: Architecture, and Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, and (iii) credit and non-credit continuing and distance education.

Campus Executive Officer
Penn State Mont Alto, Mont Alto Campus
Responsible for the administration of all aspects of the Mont Alto Campus. Mont Alto Campus, part of the Commonwealth Educational System, provided primarily freshman and sophomore education to 1,260 students, 450 in residence on campus, in 180 majors. Additionally, the campus offered 6 Associate Degrees, a Baccalaureate in Nursing, and graduate programs in education in cooperation with PSU Harrisburg. An additional 3,000 students participated in a wide range of credit and non-credit continuing education programs. Over 2,000 K-12 local school children attended campus programs annually. The campus consists of 91 acres and 7 major buildings. The faculty had 53 full-time and 50+ part-time members. Total staff was 175+.

Dean, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering Technologies
Community College of Philadelphia
Held academic and budgetary responsibilities for ten programs, over 100 full-and part-time faculty, and 3,000 students. Programs and curricula included mathematics, chemistry, physics, architecture, construction, electronics, automotive technology and engineering.

Recent Scholarship

Youth-at-Risk in Rural Pennsylvania, presented at the Pennsylvania Rural Education Conference, University Park, PA, June 28, 1994.

“Assessment of Campus Viability,” Resources in Education Journal, August 1994

“Accreditation and Two-Year Campuses of Four-Year Institutions,” Accreditation and the two-Year College. Co-author. Jossey-Bass, Inc., Publishers, March 1993.