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Christopher Nosal, M.A.

Christopher Nosal

Christopher Nosal

Assistant Professor

M.A., Temple University
B.A., Temple University

Subject Areas: English, Composition, Communications, Developmental Reading and Writing

Born in Philadelphia and raised as a first-generation college student from a working class family in the Philadelphia suburbs, Assistant Professor, Chris Nosal appreciates the unique journey that each student takes to reach his or her academic goals. He himself has been a landscaper, a painter, a union laborer on a natural gas crew, a UPS package sorter and a clerk in a record store, among other things, all while pursuing his degrees.

He began his career in higher education 20 years ago at Peirce College working in the Walker Center for Academic Excellence and teaching developmental students, and he continued to teach English courses throughout that time, right up until beginning his tenure as a full-time faculty member in the 2016-2017 academic year. He strongly supports the College’s mission of providing educational opportunities to a variety of student populations, but especially working adults, those returning to higher education after an extended absence, developmental students and those students with learning differences who may not have thought college was possible. He teaches foundational courses in writing and communications but also research and rhetoric, as well as logic and reading, which nurture skills he hopes positively impact all students, regardless of degree program.

In addition to his time as grant program administrator and instructor at Peirce College, Mr. Nosal directed and taught in an academic program for conditionally admitted first-year students at Saint Joseph’s University for 13 years. Additionally, at Saint Joseph's he held the position of assessment specialist and was highly involved with community service programs and immersions, as well as the first year experience. Most recently, he was the director of the Learning, Assessment and Support Center at Valley Forge Military College, where he directed the college's academic support programs, was the disabilities coordinator and taught first-year seminar courses. He has also been a freelance music journalist and is currently a fly fishing blogger.

Even as a part-time instructor at Peirce College, Mr. Nosal demonstrated his commitment by holding positions on the Peirce College Perkins Participatory Committee (PPC) and the Developmental Education Committee.

Mr. Nosal graduated from Temple University with degrees in English Literature (BA) and Creative Writing/English (MA). He has also pursued ongoing professional training in developmental education, college writing centers, and the assessment of learning outcomes in higher education. He is excited to pursue a terminal degree in writing and publishing.

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