J. Barry Dickinson, PhD - Board President

Barry Dickinson was elected in November 2015 to his second term on the Board of Education and was sworn in as Board President in January 2017. Prior to earning his PhD in marketing from Drexel University, Dr. Dickinson received an MBA in marketing from La Salle University and a Bachelor of Science in management from Rutgers University. His most recent work experience is at Holy Family University in Philadelphia, where he is the Dean of the School of Business and Extended Learning. Before that, Dr. Dickinson served for two years as a full-time faculty member, teaching management, marketing, and quantitative methods courses at Holy Family. He also has taught as an adjunct faculty member at several universities, both online and face-to-face. Dr. Dickinson has published more than 10 research studies in referred academic journals. He serves as the Editor for the Marketing World Review and as a reviewer for a number of other academic journals. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Dickinson was founder and CEO of Interactive Services Group, Inc. (ISG). ISG is a technology company focusing on professional services related to rugged mobile and wireless technology. The firm employed 65, had two physical locations (Delran, NJ and Arlington, TX), and was sold after 15 years to a group of investors.

In addition to his 3 years as a member of the Cherry Hill Board of Education, Dr. Dickinson’s community outreach and volunteer work includes serving on the Aria Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees, volunteering for Habitat for Humanity and other humanitarian groups through Holy Family University, and membership in the PTAs at Clara Barton Elementary School, Rosa International Middle School and Cherry Hill High School West over the years.

Dr. Dickinson has two children in the district: Zoe is a senior at West and Giselle is in eighth grade at Rosa. Dr. Dickinson’s wife, Carleen, who has a master’s degree in Teaching from Rowan University, is a fifth grade teacher in the Delanco School District. The Dickinsons are avid runners who often can be seen running around the West section of Cherry Hill or at Cooper River Park.

2018 BOE Committee Appointments: Human Resources and Policy & Legislation

Term expires: 2018