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Bellitto, Christopher M. Ph.D.

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Bellitto, Christopher M. Ph.D.

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Dr. Christopher M. Bellitto is  a frequent public speaker and media commentator on church history and contemporary Catholicism. He has been quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post and has appeared on The History Channel, CNN, MSNBC, PBS’ News Hour, and NPR. He is also a member of the Speaker’s Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

During and immediately after college, he worked in journalism, including a period at Newsweek magazine. He taught English at his alma mater, Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx, N.Y. before entering graduate school at Fordham University. He was then a church history professor at St. Joseph’s Seminary (Dunwoodie) and its Institute of Religious Studies in Yonkers, N.Y., where he also served as the Institute’s Associate Dean. 

Degree Information: M.A. and a Ph.D. from Fordham University. B.A., magna cum laude, from New York University.

Courses Taught: Western Civilization I and II, Worlds of History, Greek Civilization, Trojan War: History and Legend, Athens in the Age of Pericles, Roman Civilization, Roman Revolution, The Papacy and Its History, Reformation Europe, History of Just War, Civil Society in America.

Primary Area of Expertise: History, church history and contemporary Catholicism.



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