Dr. Dickler has been affiliated with FPRI as a Senior Fellow of the Wachman Center since 1992, when we launched our Weekend Academy for Teachers, the predecessor to our History Institute. He has worked at every weekend program for teachers – 44 in all. In 2007, he became co-director of our Project on Teaching Innovation.
He taught for over 40 years, including 35 years at Neshaminy High School in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where he taught Advance Placement US History . He was also an adjunct the University of Pennsylvania School of Education and has been a consultant for the College Board for more than 20 years. He has also scored AP exams for the Educational Testing Service for more than 20 years.
Dr. Dickler still teaches at several colleges each year, part time, including Camden County College and Ocean College. He has traveled extensively through over 60 countries and 50 states, and won numerous Fulbright and NEH fellowships, among others. His Fulbrights have included studies in India, China, and Ecuador. Dickler has pursued research on the roots of the United States Constitution with studies at St. Andrews University in Scotland, and in the Rhone/Alps region of France, home of Jean Jacques Rousseau. Other research has placed him at Stanford University, University of Washington, University of Colorado, UCLA, and UCSB, among others. Dickler has specialized in United States Foreign Policy with Asia, including numerous trips to Japan, China, Korea, and Southeast Asia. These trips have included studies and research at Korea University and Beijing Normal University.
He is also a consultant for the Goethe Institut, conducting outreach programs that promote positive U.S./German relations. He has done additional work as a consultant for the European Union and several school districts. Dr. Dickler is also a part-time farmer and factory worker.
The Wachman Center was founded in 1990 in honor of FPRI’s former president, the late Marvin Wachman, who was also president of Temple and Lincoln universities.