Philip C. Dolce, PhD

Philip Dolce

Title: Professor of History, Chair of Suburban Studies Group
Company: Bergen Community College
Location: Ridgewood, New Jersey, United States

Philip Dolce, Professor of History and Chair of the Suburban Studies Group at Bergen Community College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of history education and educational administration.

Dr. Dolce attended St. John’s University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1963. Early in his career, he started as an instructor at Monsignor Scanlan High School and as a teacher at St. Helena’s High School. He continued with his own education at Fordham University, where he earned a Master of Arts in 1966. He then transitioned to a role as an assistant professor at his alma mater, St. John’s University, and earned a PhD from Fordham University in 1971. In 1972, Dr. Dolce took a position at Bergen Community College, where he has worked for more than 45 years, and continues to work to this day. Currently, he serves as a professor of history and chair of the suburban studies group, and formerly served as a dean at the college. In addition to his career as a professor and educational administrator, Dr. Dolce is proud of his service to the community during his time with the Bergen County Police Training Advisory Committee. From 1978 to 1986, he served as the Executive Director of the Eastern Educational Consortium in Paramus, New Jersey.

In 1990, Dr. Dolce earned a Management Development Certificate from Harvard University. He has been an active speaker and presenter on a variety of topics, including suburbia, immigration, and teaching. In addition, he has created multiple television and radio programs, which are now part of the permanent collections at the Paley Center for Media in New York City, The National Archives in Washington, D.C., and the FBI Academy Library in Virginia, among others. Dr. Dolce acted as a moderator for the television program “The Black Middle Class” in 2002, as the coordinator for the television documentary, “The Cubans of New Jersey” in 1986, and as a producer for the CBS television series, “Science and Society: A Humanistic View” in 1980, among other credits. For his excellence as an educator, Dr. Dolce has been recognized with myriad awards, including the John and Suzanne Roueche Excellence Award from the League of Innovation in 2017, the Excellence in the Art of Teaching Award from the National Education Association, and the John L. Blackburn Award for Exemplary Administrative Leadership from the American Association of University Administrators in 2000.

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