Department & Office Directory



Criminal Justice Department

The Criminal Justice Department helps prepare students in one of several criminal justice fields.


Chair of Criminal Justice Department

Criminal Justice Graduate Program

The master of arts in criminal justice (MCJ) program is designed to prepare individuals for successful careers in leadership, management, and research in the criminal justice professions. The program will equip professionals with the intellectual capital needed to propose meaningful solutions to criminal justice issues of contemporary society.



Development & Alumni Engagement Department

Development and Alumni Engagement provides outreach and community-building services to 58,000 alumni of Widener University and its predecessor institutions (Widener College, PMC Colleges, and Pennsylvania Military College). The office staff supports the operations of the Widener-PMC Alumni Association and its governing body, the Alumni Council.

Digital Media Informatics

Digital Media Informatics studies applications of information technology to all kinds of digital media. The program integrates creativity and design with the technology of the multimedia production. Students can choose classes from four specialized concentrations: (1) audio-visual, (2) graphics, mobile, & web development, (3) gaming & artificial intelligence, and (4) digital writing.


Chair of Digital Media Informatics Department

Dining Services

Through the dining program here at Widener University, our team of professionals is dedicated to providing the campus community with dining options and services that meet varying dietary needs and satisfy your palate.

Electrical Engineering Department

The Electrical Engineering Department provides a solid foundation in science and engineering principles, as well as practical applications in components of electrical engineering (e.g., circuits, logic design, electronics, communications, signal analysis, computer architecture, and power). Graduates have many career opportunities in related fields including telecommunications, robotics, automation control, medical imaging, software engineering, and aerospace.


Chair of Electrical Engineering Department

English & Creative Writing Department

The English & Creative Writing Department develops in students the ability to read like writers and write like readers, fostering the critical thinking skills as well as creativity essential for meaningful careers in today's world through a variety of mentoring and professional development opportunities.


Chair of English Department

Enrollment Management

Hours of Operation:

Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Office of Enrollment Management is the one-stop place for students and parents. The Offices of the Bursar, Enrollment Services, Registrar, and Financial Aid, are also located under Enrollment Management.

Environmental Science & Sustainability Department

The Environmental Science and Sustainability Department trains students to critically assess, interpret, analyze, and evaluate some of Earth’s most pressing environmental problems. Crucial skills are acquired through coursework and field research experiences that will amply prepare graduates for a professional career in this discipline.


Chair of Environmental Science & Sustainability Department

Financial Aid Services

Hours of Operation:

Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Office of Financial Aid Services will guide you through the financial aid process and help make a Widener degree accessible.

Financial Aid

Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies Program

Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary program that allows students to explore all facets of gender and sexuality, using the lenses of sociology, psychology, criminal justice, English, history and many other disciplines, as well as enhancing critical thinking, writing, and presentation skills.



Global Engagement Office

The Global Engagement Office provides students with an array of opportunities to learn about and experience cultures different from their own and to become globally engaged citizens. These experiences occur on and off campus through engagement with international students and scholars as well as through domestic and international study, research, and service learning programs.

Government Relations Office

The Office of Government Relations serves as the primary liaison with the federal, state, and local governments. The Office cultivates and sustains relationships with legislative and executive branch officials and their offices in support of strategic institutional initiatives and priority projects.

  • Old Main

Grants Office

Widener’s Grants Office is housed within the Department of Development and Alumni Engagement under University Advancement. The mission of the Grants Office is to coordinate and facilitate Widener’s mutually beneficial relationships with government, corporate, and foundation entities. The office can assist with identifying funders, proposal preparation, budgeting, reviewing and editing, submissions, and grant management.

Grants Office


Director of Sponsored Research and Foundation Relations

Healthy Me Program

Healthy Me is a community collaboration designed to provide children in the Chester Upland School District with an innovative learning opportunity to engage in reading and math activities using the context of personal and public health, while fostering relationships with mentors from Widener University and Main Line Health System.

  • Hyatt Hall

History Department

The History Department opens student's eyes to a broader perspective on the world. Creative thinking, analytical writing, and critical interpretation are skills that make history graduates ideal job candidates in various fields.


Chair of History Department