Title: Historian, Educator
Location: Neptune, New Jersey, United States
Paul Zigo, Historian and Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in history education.
Interested in history at an early age, Mr. Zigo first set out to expand his horizons by joining the military. After coming out of active military service, he remained connected to his service as a Colonel in the US Army Reserve from 1964 to 1994. Outside of his military career, he has explored his interests in history as an educator and historian. His most recent positions include being the Director of the World War II Era Studies Institute LLC and the Center for World War II Studies and Conflict Resolution at Brookdale Community College. He joined the faculty at Brookdale Community College in 1977 and remained an educator there until 2015. Earlier in his career, Mr. Zigo was an assistant director of community relations at Monmouth University.
Mr. Zigo is also proud of his achievements in being a founding member of the National Museum of the US Army and the World War II Era Studies Institute. He has held career related positions as a director and curator of the Al Meserlin World War II Photo Gallery, as the Director of the Narozanick World War II Resource Center and as an executive producer of the cable series Triumphant Spirit: Americas World War II Generation Speaks. Additionally, Mr. Zigo has chronicled history in his books Witnessing History, The Eisenhower Photos, The Longest Walk and When Men Have to Die. He graduated from Rutgers University in 1964 with a Bachelor of Arts in history and received a master’s degree in personnel and guidance from Rider University in 1973. Furthermore, he has a diploma from the US Army War College and a Master in recent American diplomatic and military history from Temple University.
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