Professor Parker began her career as a registered nurse more than 25 years ago. She has practiced nursing in many different areas of the country, including a Navajo Reservation, rural Maine, and Washington, DC.
Professor Parker has been active with the American Nurses Association, earning a Nurse of the Year award for Sussex County in 1991. She maintains many hours of continuing education, including certification as a Critical-Care Registered Nurse.
Her volunteer activities include disaster management through the American Red Cross and the New Jersey Medical Reserve Corp.
In the nursing department Prof. Parker has been Team Leader for Nursing 3, an advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing course. She is active with patient simulation and encouraging active learning from her students.
Parker, L. (2012). Top 10 care essentials for ventilator patients. American Nurse Today, 7(3), 13
Evidence-based interventions and teamwork are crucial when caring for patients on mechanical ventilators.
Kenneth A. Shouler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of English and Philosophy
Kenneth A. Shouler, Ph.D. is an associate professor of philosophy at the County College of Morris. He has taught courses in introduction to philosophy, logic, ethics, and the philosophy of sport. He created and taught the Philosophy of Sport course. He also coordinated a Philosophy of Sport Conference and invited visiting professors and CCM faculty to address students, faculty, and the general public on topics ranging from Bullying and Courage in Sport, to Babe Ruth and New Jersey Sports Heroes. Dr. Shouler presented on two topics: Baseball and Steroids and the Myth of a Sports "Zone" that athletes enter into. He has given two Center for Teaching Excellence lectures; one on Writing to Sell and another on the Ethics of Steroid Use. He has twice participated in the Summer Institute for Teaching.
Dr. Shouler earned his B.A. in philosophy and a minor in English at St. Bonaventure University and earned his Ph.D. at the City University of New York Graduate Center.
For a listing of Dr. Shouler's books and other publications, please visit www.kenshouler.com
James HartAssistant Department Chair, Languages & ESL Department
James R. Hart received his M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Montclair State University. Since 2008, he has been teaching Spanish and English as a Second Language (ESL) courses at the County College of Morris. Mr. Hart will begin teaching Intercultrual Communication in the fall of 2010.
Mr. Hart has participated in CCM's Summer Institute for Teaching. Presentations:
"Gaining Awareness and Implementing Strategies in the Multicultural Classroom" (2010)
Co-Presented with CCM Adjunct Professor Emily Hagadorn
"Little Linguists: The ESL Classroom at an American School in England" (2008)
Montclair State University
Craig W. Pilant, Ph.D. Assistant Department Chair, Department of History, Political Science and Criminal Justice
Craig Pilant spent part of March 2012 on leading a student trip to Spain for CCM’s students and several alumni as well. Destinations included Madrid, Toledo, Merida, Sevilla, Cordoba, Granada, Figueras, and Barcelona. In December of 2013/January 2014 he will lead a New Year’s trip to Paris and northern Spain, with a trip to Great Britain and Ireland in March 2014 – both for CCM students, staff and alumni.
During July 2012, Dr. Pilant will be conducting public talks on the RCI Independence of the Seas, with talks ranging from Napoleon’s early years (Ajaccio, Corsica), to Vincent van Gogh’s career in Provence (Toulon, France), and the medieval pilgrims to Spain’s greatest pilgrimage site, Santiago de Compestela. Some of these talks were given earlier for the CCM community in the Fall and Spring of 2011/2012.
Prof. Pilant is also a frequent presenter for CCM’s Senior Academy and CCM Celebrates Seniors!, sponsored by the CPP. This Spring (2012), one such talk will be on a visit to Iberia: Spain’s greatest sites. Prof. Pilant also gives talks each spring and fall to the Morris County Great Horizons Program, conducted in Morris Plains and sponsored through the Morris School District Community. During the Fall of 2011, he spoken on four of Europe’s greatest cities, and in the spring of 2012, talks were given on ancient Egypt and Greece. Further talks are scheduled for the Fall at both CCM and for the Great Horizons program.
Craig W. Pilant received his Ph.D. from Fordham University in Historical Theology in 1997, including areas in Medieval and English Reformation religious history. Since 2005, he has been teaching European history courses at the County College of Morris, including courses in ancient, medieval, modern, and Russian history. Dr. Pilant is an active online instructor at the College, and has been an adjunct at Fordham University since 1986.
"The Late Career of Vincent van Gogh” (April, 2012)
“The Medieval Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compestela” (March 2012)
“Ancient Egypt: a New Look at Pyramids and Pharaohs” (March 2012)
“Living on the Edge: Santorini and the Caldera” (March 2012)
“The Trojan War, Homer and Vergil” (March 2012)