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The Mystery Consumer Suggests: Camden County College Center For Leadership and Responsibility

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Camden County College’s Center for Leadership and Responsibility in Blackwood offers widely diverse programs, short term “mini-courses” and other events for teacher continuing education credit and for the general public. Programs are offered at the Main Campus in Blackwood and also at The Rohrer Campus in Cherry Hill.  In the past, the Center has offered speaking events and courses on the Civil War, Egypt, Cleopatra, Sex and Society, and  “Boardwalk Empire”, The Tuskegee Airmen, 6a00d8341bf7d953ef019b003971a5970d-500wiamong many others, and has featured renowned guest speakers, including historian and author David Eisenhower. The variation of what’s offered is limited only by the imagination of the Center’s Director, Dr. John Pesda, which is virtually limitless. 


Jack Pesda is a true resource for Camden County College and the community at large. He is a knowledgeable, gracious and humorous speaker and host. His broad historical knowledge has been augmented by travels to the Middle East, China and many other regions. Dr. Pesda is a long standing Full Professor of History at the College.

The Center’s purposes are:

  To focus on the needs and interests of local citizens.

 •  To offer programming to the community, including professional development for teachers.

 •  To create an informed citizenry with a heightened sense of civic responsibility through exploration of humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and issues critical to a democratic society.

The Center invite scholars, scientists, government officials and business leaders to discuss societal issues and encourage open discourse. 

Ample, free parking is conveniently available. A sampling of programs offered in Fall 2015 is shown below. However, it is highly recommended that you contact The Center (contact information shown below) and obtain a detailed brochure and registration form. Costs are very modest. The Center’s programs are truly one of the hidden gems of the region, providing offerings that one would expect to find only at major universities:

Two Wars That Changed America: The Civil War and World War II

Wars That Changed The History of The United States: 1865 to Present 

– Dr. Jack Pesda

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History

Basic Introduction to Autism Disorders – Dr. Jennifer Hoheisel

Disney’s American

The Big Three: Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin

A Literary Journey Through The United States : Professor Ellen Hernandez

The Campaign and Battle of Gettysburg

Early Hitchcock

The History of Professional Baseball in Philadelphia

Expeditions to The Ancient Meditteranean

Ethics and Technology

The Fabulous Fifties: The Way It Was or The Way We Think It Was 

– Dr. Jack Pesda

And more….


Contact The Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility:

Connector Building, Room 103
Blackwood Campus
200 College Drive
Blackwood, NJ 08012
Telephone: (856) 227-7200, ext. 4333
Fax: (856) 374-5092

Dr. John Pesda
[email protected]

Barbara Palmer
Project Coordinator

(856) 227-7200, ext. 4333

To be added to the Center’s Mailing List or for other inquiries, contact:
[email protected]


Jennifer R. Hoheisel

Coordinator of the Autism Initiative

(856) 227-7200, ext. 4676

[email protected]