We love to welcome campus visitors, but before you make your plans, please note that our visiting hours and restaurant hours may be affected.

Classes for degree and certificate program students at all of our U.S. campuses will not be in session from July 27–August 19, 2019. Classes will resume on August 20.


  • The Admissions Office at all three campuses will be open to welcome prospective students and their families.


  • Since many of our restaurants rely on our students for the full CIA dining experience, please refer to www.ciarestaurantgroup.com for the most up-to-the-minute information.
  • At the New York campus, all restaurants will be closed during this period.
  • At the CIA at Greystone in St. Helena, CA, The Bakery Café by illy will be open, but Gatehouse Restaurant will be closed.
  • At The CIA at Copia in Napa, CA, The Restaurant at CIA Copia, Grove, and Contimo Provisions will be open.
  • At the Texas campus, the CIA Live Fire Kitchen will be open Thursday–Sunday, and Savor will be closed.

Shopping, Classes, and More for Enthusiasts

Joy Dickerson CIA hospitality management instructor

Faculty Bio: Dr. Joy P. Dickerson

Business Management
Associate Professor—Business Management

EdD, Wilmington University, New Castle, DE. MS, Widener University, Chester, PA. BS, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

Professional Experience:
Assistant Dean, Associate Professor, Director of Cooperative Education, Assistant Professor, Adjunct Instructor, Widener University—Center for Hospitality Management, Chester. Distance Learning Instructor, University College Liaison for Hospitality Administration, Widener University—University College Continuing Studies, Chester. Coordinator and Instructor, Program Liaison/Instructor for Leadership Institute, Widener University—Corporate Training, Chester. Curriculum Writer, Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. Consultant, ARASERVE sector, ARA Services, Inc., Philadelphia. Manager to Director, Brock and Company, Inc., Malvern, PA. Food Production Manager, Health Care Division, Saga Corporation, Menlo Park, CA. Instructor, Lodging Management Program, American Hotel and Lodging Association.

ARAMARK Endowed Professorship. John Wiley Innovation in Teaching Award, 2013. Lindback Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence, 2012. Banfi Scholarship Tour Award, 2010. Professional Convention Management Association Faculty Award, 2010. Academic Excellence Award, Wilmington University, Doctoral Studies Division, 2007.

International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education. Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association. Club Managers Association of America.

Read the Q&A about CIA's hospitality management program with Dr. Dickerson on our blog >

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Phone: 845-452-9600