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Dr. Charles M. Israel

Class Year: 1962
News: Dr. Charles Israel '62 was a recipient of one of three 2015 Governor’s Awards in the Humanities, awarded by The Humanities Council of South Carolina. The award was presented at a luncheon on October 22, 2015 at the Hilton Columbia Center. Dr. Charles Israel recently retired after serving 28 years as Professor of English and Department Chair at Columbia College. Prior to that, he taught literature and writing at Emory University, The University of South Carolina, Clemson and South Carolina State University. His dedication to teaching, scholarship and service in the field of literary arts has benefited thousands of students and had far-reaching influence beyond the walls of academia. He has published fiction and criticism in notable literary journals, written about Palmetto State writers for the South Carolina Encyclopedia and composed numerous entries included in the Dictionary of Literary Biography. He has served on the advisory board of the USC Press, as a scholar for The Humanities CouncilSC’s “Let’s Talk About It” program and as an editor and reader for “Reading South Carolina Writers,” a series about the literature of South Carolina, produced for the South Carolina Radio Network. Dr. Israel is a life member of the South Carolina Academy of Authors. He received his Bachelor’s of English from Wofford in 1962.

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