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Education

 

1907    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Saint Peter's College, Jersey City, NJ

 

1908    Master of Arts (M.A.)

Saint Peter's College, Jersey City, NJ

 

1917    Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Columbia University, New York, NY

Major: Philosophy

 

1930    Honorary Ph.D.

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

 

1968    Honorary Ph.D.

Long Island University

 

1975    Honorary Ph.D.

Pepperdine University

 

1979    Honorary Ph.D.

St. Peter's College

 

Professional Experience

 

1907                The New York Evening Call

Crime Reporter

 

1907 - 1910     Seton Hall, South Orange, NJ

Seminarian, Librarian, and Instructor of Latin, French, and Geometry

 

1910 - 1912     Newark Public Schools, Newark, NJ

Substitute Teacher

 

1912 - 1913     Ferrer Modern School, New York, NY

Teacher

 

1914 - 1919     New York City Board of Education

Lecturer

 

1914 - 1921     Labor Temple, New York, NY

Lecturer

 

1917 - 1918     Columbia University, New York, NY

Instructor of Philosophy

 

1918                University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

Lecturer

 

1918                University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Lecturer

 

1921 - 1927     Labor Temple School, New York, NY

Director and Lecturer

 

1923                Kansas City Academy, Kansas City, KS

Lecturer

 

1926                Scripps-Howard News Service, New York, NY

Reporter

Durant was contracted specifically to write a series of articles on the infamous Snyder/Gray murder trials.

 

1927                Cosmos Syndicate, New York, NY

Feature Writer

Durant was contracted to write a series of articles titled The Story of Civilization, of which there were at least 38 completed.

 

1928                Scripps-Howard News Service, New York, NY

Reporter

Durant was contracted specifically to write a series of six articles about the 1928 political conventions.

 

1935                University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Instructor

Durant taught two Summer courses in philosophy.

 

1938                University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Instructor

Durant taught two Summer courses in philosophy.

 

Of interest to note, sometime between 1943-1944 Will Durant was invited to teach at Harvard by William Ernest Hocking, who gave him the option of teaching philosophy or history; Durant turned down the offer owing to his busy writing schedule.