Professor of History
BA St. John’s University
MA, PhD Fordham University

Management Development Program Certificate from Harvard University

Office Location: S239
Phone 201-447-9227


Research Interests and Professional Accomplishments 

Dr. Philip C. Dolce is a Professor of History, and Chair of the Suburban Studies Group. He has created and taught college classroom courses, telecourses, online courses and newspaper/ television courses. As the co-executive producer and moderator of the cable television program On-Campus, he created series on Suburban Economic Development, Suburban Criminal Justice and Black Heritage.  Previously Dr. Dolce served as host of the award-winning weekly, WPAT radio series, Suburbia:  The American Dream and Dilemma.  Dr. Dolce created and produced many television series for CBS, NBC, ABC, and cable television companies including the CBS series, Suburbia: The Promised Land and Metropolitan America, and the NBC series The American Suburbs.  He has edited or co-edited a number of books including The Power and the Presidency, Cities in Transition, and Suburbia: the American Dream and Dilemma as well as authored numerous articles.

Dr. Dolce has given papers or been a member of panel presentations on such interdisciplinary topics as suburbia, immigration, American film and teaching at national meetings of the League for Innovation, Organization of American Historians, the National Council for Black Studies, the  American Sociological Association, the Popular Culture Association, the Society for American City and  Regional Planning History, the American Association of University Administrators, the American Association of Community Colleges, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society of Criminology, the National Education Association,  the Community College Humanities Association, and the American Historical Association among others.  He was invited to deliver the keynote address at the Florida Conference of Historians and at the Hofstra University Conference “Redefining Suburban Studies: Searching for a New Paradigm.”    

Dr. Dolce received a Bellwether national finalist award for the “Suburban Project: Creating an Institutional Focus for the Entire College” and the National Education Association’s national award for teaching for the project, “Teaching the Importance of Place in the World of Virtual Reality.”  He received the John L. Blackburn Award for Exemplary Administrative Leadership from the American Association of University Administrators for “A Comprehensive Approach to Criminal Justice Education and Professional Development in a Suburban County” and the Outstanding Regional Leadership Award for Academic and Administrative Leadership from the Chair Academy for his project, “Academic and Professional Team Development in the Field of Criminal Justice.”  Dr. Dolce’s television program, The Black Middle Class received a Garden State Black Journalist Award.

Dr. Dolce was nominated for cable television’s highest honor, the ACE Award for Outstanding Programming Achievement; received a Finalist Award from the International Film and Television Festival and a CAPE Award from the Cable Television Network for his documentary Focus on Immigration: The Cubans of New Jersey.  He has received an International Global Finalist Award for Social Commitment in the field of health care and numerous awards from the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists and the North Jersey Press Club for his radio series.

Four of the television series Dr. Dolce created and helped produce are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Television and Radio in New York City including: Science and Society: A Humanistic View, The Transformation of American Society, Pinnacle of Power: The United States Presidency, and Suburbia; The Promised Land.   His CBS television series, Paradox of Power:  U.S. Foreign Policy is part of the permanent collection of the National Archives in Washington, D.C.; the CBS television series Asia: Half the Human Race is part of the Asia Society collection; and the series Suburban Criminal Justice is part of the N.J. State Police Museum and Learning Center; and the FBI Academy Library in Quantico, VA.   Tapes from various series are part of the New York Times archives and the John F. Kennedy Library.  His research materials on urban government are now part of the LaGuardia Wagner archives at LaGuardia Community College.

An Associate of the Columbia University Seminar on the City, he has received fellowships from the New Jersey Department of Higher Education and Rutgers University.  Dr. Dolce obtained and managed a $250,000 federal grant for the Center of Suburban Criminal Justice.  Previously he directed projects funded by the CBS College Publishing Company, the Tri-State Regional Planning Commission, and the Harry S. Truman Library Institute of National and International Affairs.  He has served as consultant to a number of corporations and agencies including the Foreign Policy Association, the College Board, the Medici Foundation at Princeton University, and the Ingersoll-Rand Corporation.  Dr. Dolce is active in community affairs.  He served as a Director of the Bergen 2000 Project, and on the New Jersey Business and Labor State Advisory Committee, and currently is a member of the Board of Directors of the Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute, the Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, and the Board of Trustees of the National Black Child Development Institute of Bergen County.  He served as chairperson of the college’s Black History Month Committee.

Dr. Dolce was named a Distinguished Faculty Scholar by Bergen Community College.