Dr. Philip C. Dolce has served as a professor of history, chair of the social and behavioral sciences department, and dean of social sciences at Bergen Community College since 1972.
RIDGEWOOD, NJ, May 21, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Philip C. Dolce, Ph.D., with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Dolce celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Accruing many years of experience to his credit, Dr. Dolce has served as a professor of history, chair of the social and behavioral sciences department, and dean of social sciences at Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey, since 1972. Dr. Dolce created the interdisciplinary Suburban Studies Group at Bergen Community College and serves as its chairperson. He began his teaching career as an instructor at Monsignor Scanlan High School in the Bronx, New York City from 1963 to 1966. From 1966-1972, he taught at St. John's University where he was promoted and granted tenure.
Prior to embarking on his professional path, Dr. Dolce pursued a formal education at St. John's University in New York City, earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1963. He then attended Fordham University in New York City, where he obtained a Master of Arts in 1966 and a Doctor of Philosophy in 1972. Later, he went on to receive a Management Development Certificate from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1990. A visionary master, Dr. Dolce has created numerous television and radio programs that are now part of the permanent collections at the Paley Center for Media and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York, the National Archives in Washington, D.C., the Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy Library in Virginia, and the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston. Additionally, he was the moderator for the TV program, "The Black Middle Class," in 2002, coordinator for the UA Columbia cablevision documentary, "Faces of Immigration: The Cubans of New Jersey," in 1986, and from 1973 to 1979, he was the producer of a number of CBS TV series that were broadcast nationally including, "Science and Society: A Humanistic View," American Labor: A Modern Perspective," "Post Industrial America," "Suburbia: The Promised Land," "Metropolitan America," "The Transformation of American Society," "Asia: Half the Human Race," and "Latin America: The Restless Colossus." During the same time period, Dr. Dolce created the series, "The American Suburbs: Myth and Reality" for NBC television and "American Health Care" for ABC television. Dr. Dolce served as host of over two hundred programs of the award-winning WPAT radio series, "Suburbia: The American Dream and Dilemma" from 1989 to 1995 as well as serving as co-executive producer and host of a number of cable television series including, "Black Heritage," "Suburban Economic Development," and "Suburban Criminal Justice." These television and radio programs featured a talented blend of BCC faculty, community leaders and the most famous and renowned scholars, business leaders and statesmen, including Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners. One program was taped at the White House compound in Washington, DC.
Dr. Dolce has also edited or co-edited three books including, Suburbia: The American Dream and Dilemma Doubleday, 1976, Power and the Presidency Scribner's, 1976, and Cities in Transition Nelson Hall, 1974. His many published articles focus on various topics dealing with "the middle landscape," immigration and teaching, including "Suburbia: A Sense of Place on the Silver Screen" in Redefining Suburban Studies, edited by Daniel Rubey, 2009; "Suburbia," in American Icons, edited by Susan and Dennis Hall, 2006; the award winning "Teaching the Importance of Place in the World of Virtual Reality, in Thought and Action, Summer, 2003, and "The McCarran-Walter Act and the Conflict over Immigration Policy during the Truman Administration," in The Immigrant Experience in America edited by Frank Coppa and Thomas Curran, 1976.
Dr. Dolce's interest in interdisciplinary work can be seen by the papers he has given and the panel presentations he participated in at national meetings of The American Historical Association, The American Society of Criminology, The American Association of University Administrators, The National Education Association, The Organization of American Historians, The American Sociological Association, The Community College Humanities Association, The Popular Culture Association, The National Council for Black Studies, The Society for American City and Regional Planning History, The Community College Futures Assembly, The League for Innovation, and The American Association of Community Colleges. He wrote the article, "Creating a Sense of Place: The Image of Family and Community in Suburban and Small-Town Films" for the New Jersey Psychologist. Dr. Dolce was inducted as an Associate of the Columbia University's "Seminar on the City," an illustrious gathering of urbanists who undertake wide-ranging consideration of the city, including its history, functions, problems and glories.
Teaching at a community college, Dr. Dolce understood that many people could not attend traditional classroom courses because of work and other reasons. In the days before the Internet, he utilized the concept of the Open College in the 1970s. People could earn college credit by taking newspaper courses, television courses and take-home videotape courses. Many colleges were exploring this theme and from 1978 to 1986, Dr. Dolce served as the executive director of the Eastern Educational Consortium. The EEC was composed of forty-six, two-year and four-year colleges in five states dedicated to expanding the use of telecommunication instruction. Civic engagement has been a constant theme in Dr. Dolce's career. He has served as a member of the New Jersey Business and Labor State Advisory Committee in Trenton, the Bergen County Police Training Advisory Committee in Mahwah, New Jersey, and the Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. He has planned over two dozen conferences, community forums and symposia at his home campus and in the communities the college serves involving federal, state, county and community leaders, faculty and students.
In light of his exceptional undertakings, Dr. Dolce was awarded the John and Suzanne Roueche Excellence Award by the League of Innovation in the Community College in 2017; the NISOD Excellence Award for Teaching in 2012; an award finalist at the International Film and TV Festival in 1986 and received the CAPE Documentary TV Award in 1987. He was an immigration fellow of the New Jersey Department of Higher Education between 1985 and 1986, and was bestowed with the Administrative Innovation and Team Leadership Award by the American Association of University Administrators in 1990, the Radio Public Service Award by the Society of Professional Journalists in 1991 and the Radio Feature Award and Radio Enterprise Award in 1995. Dr. Dolce was honored with the John L. Blackburn Award for exemplary administrative leadership by the American Association of University Administrators in 2000, the Excellence in the Art of Teaching Award by the National Education Association in 2002, Furthermore, Dr. Dolce received an International Global Finalist Award for social commitment in the field of health care. He received fellowships from the New Jersey Department of Higher Education and Rutgers University. Dr. Dolce obtained and directed grants from the federal government, the CBS College Publishing Company, the Tristate Regional Planning Commission and the Harry S Truman Library for National and International Affairs. He served as a consultant to the Foreign Policy Association, the College Board, the Medici Foundation at Princeton University and the Ingersoll-Rand Corporation.
Dr. Dolce became involved in his profession because he always enjoyed history and he attributes much of his success and support to his loving wife, Patricia. He and his wife have two children, Susan Sullivan and Michael Dolce. They have four grandchildren, Kerri Sullivan, Kevin Sullivan, Christina Sullivan and Michael Sullivan. Dr. Dolce's career continues as he works on a number of interdisciplinary projects with colleagues, community leaders and others.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Dolce has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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