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Dr. Craig Pilant


Dr. Craig Pilant is Associate Professor of the Department of History and Political Science at the County College of Morris.

A native of San Francisco, Professor Pilant received his Bachelor’s degree (political science – major – and philosophy – minor) at Loyola University of Chicago, and subsequently attended both the University of Illinois where he obtained his Master’s in Medieval and English Reformation history, and did studies at the University of Notre Dame as well as at the Rome Center of Loyola University.

After a teaching stint in Austin, Texas, Dr. Pilant moved to the Bronx, where he taught high school for seven years while he was obtaining a degree in educational administration and his doctorate in historical theology. He received his doctorate in 1997, and completed further studies at Fordham leading to the M.B.A.. He has taught on the college-level both full-time and as an adjunct for nearly 30 years, at Fordham, County College of Morris, and Saint Peter’s University.

Prof. Pilant leads yearly trips to Europe through CCM, and has included individuals from the Great Horizons program on his trips. This year he brought a mixed group of adults and college students to England, Wales and Ireland, and plans to lead a trip to northern Italy in 2015. He also gives yearly series of talks on major cruise lines. In late June he will give a series of talks on Norway on the Celebrity Constellation.


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