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Dennis A. Derryck

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Phone: (212) ***-****  HQ Phone
271 West 125Th Street Suite 308
New York , New York 10027
United States

Company Description: WE ACT was founded in March 1988 by Vernice Miller-Travis, Peggy Shepard and Chuck Sutton to address ongoing West Harlem community struggles around the poor...   more

Employment History

  • Founder and President
    The Corbin Hill Food Project
  • President and Founder
    Corbin Hill Farm
  • Vice Chairman, Professor of Professional Practice
  • Vice Chairman, Professor of Professional Practice
    New School University
  • Professor of Professional Practice
    The New School
  • Professor, Milano
    The New School
  • Managing Director
    Food and Industrial Products Company
  • Management Professor and Corbin Hill Farm Founder
    Milano School
  • Professor
    Milano School

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
  • Event Committee Member
  • Board Member and Co-Founder
    Australian Capital Territory
  • Founder
    The Corbin Hill Food Project
  • Vice Chair
  • Advisor
    National Urban League Economic Opportunity Institute


  • BS , Mathematics
    Manhattan College
  • PhD , Education Administration and Supervision
    Fordham University
96 Total References
Web References
Dennis A. Derryck, ..., 26 Feb 2015 [cached]
Dennis A. Derryck, Ph.D.Professor of Professional Practice,The New School University
Board of Directors, 12 Feb 2015 [cached]
WE ACT Board of Directors L to R: Roberto Lebron, Dennis Derryck, Eric Goldstein, Gregory Anderson, Vernice Miller-Travis, Jeff Jones, Peggy Shepard, Pat Terry, Hope Plasha and Phil Morrow.
Dennis A. Derryck, Ph.D. Professor
In the News, 15 Jan 2015 [cached]
NBC UP with Chris Hayes:How Corporations Influence What We Eat; WE ACT's Board Member and Co-Founder Dennis Derryck discusses the power of "big food" (June 10, 2012)
2/12 Food Almanac 2014 - Forecasting the Year Ahead in Food Policy and Politics | Food Systems Network NYC, 12 Feb 2014 [cached]
Dennis Derryck, Professor of Professional Practice, The New School and Founder and President, Corbin Hill Food Project
Dennis Derryck is Professor of Professional Practice at New School University and the Founder and President of the Corbin Hill Food Project, a network of rural farms and urban communities in New York. His experiences span the nonprofit, public, and private sectors. Dennis was the first Managing Director of the Food and Industrial Products Company (FIPCO), a holding company based in Liberia, West Africa. In three years, he grew FIPCO's revenues from $1 million to $4 million by importing foods from across three continents and distributing these food items in difficult geographic and political environments. FIPCO was among five organizations that he led as successful start-ups or successfully turned around. Dennis has overseen the development of social ventures at the New School through his Social Entrepreneurship through Design course and his Community Development practicum, where his graduate students have won the JP Morgan Chase Community Development Competition four out of eight years. He was most recently the Chair of WE ACT for Environmental Justice and is currently Vice Chair of the South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (SoBRO). Dennis's community involvement includes but is not limited to the following: Manhattan Community Planning Board 9 (First Vice Chair), Vice President's Task Force on Youth Employment, CREDIT (Community Bank of SOBRO), Former Chair of Senior Employment Service, and the Financial Services Corporation of New York City. He most recently served as an advisor to the National Urban League Economic Opportunity Institute and has just completed his third year as a member of the New York Times Company Nonprofit Excellence Award Selection Committee.
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