The Africana Studies Program at Lafayette College is working with the NAACP of Easton with Charles W. Dickerson III through a Lehigh Valley Engaged Humanities Consortium (LVEHC) Grant, which is made possible through funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to produce content on African American communities in Easton. Charles W. Dickerson is the founder and Principal of the Berkeley Group LLC of Basking Ridge, focused on telecommunication management with major Fortune 500 firms in building and managing customer care operations.
Mr. Dickerson was an adjunct assistant professor of History at the County College of Morris, where he teaches courses in 20th Century American History and African American History. He is also an adjunct professor of Core Studies at Farleigh Dickenson University, where he teaches a course, The American Experience and Perspectives on the Individual. With great pride, he was able to accept an invitation to participate on a panel on diversity at the Oxford University Roundtable in Oxford, England. He thrives on the energy and vitality that his students bring to his classes in response to his teaching.
Mr. Dickerson, active in the community, is past treasurer of the Board of Directors of the W. E.B. DuBois Scholars Institute at Princeton University, where he taught a business management course in the summer months. He is a past member of the advisory board of the Africana Research Center at Penn State University. An active member of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, he is past treasurer of that organization. He has served as a member of the Anti-Racism Committee for the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, past president of the Board of Directors of Homeless Solutions, Inc. of Morris County, New Jersey, and past director of planning with the Board of Directors of Family Services of Morris County, New Jersey. He is a member of the board of the Easton NAACP, Chautauqua, and president of the Mu Boule Foundation.
Mr. Dickerson helped Professor Wilson-Fall to arrange a student trip to the Easton Canal Museum.