FAMU Professor Dies

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FAMU Press Release:

FAMU Professor Emeritus Charles J. Stanley, Jr. Succumbs


Florida A&M University (FAMU) Professor Emeritus Charles J. Stanley, Jr. died Friday, September 18, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Stanley was a professor in the College of Education in the Department of Secondary Education and Foundation.

Stanley retired in 2006 after serving more than 50 years.

Stanley had requested not to have a funeral or memorial service in his honor.

A native of Montgomery, Ala., Stanley earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Talladega College in Ala. He earned both his master of arts in Education in 1945 and the doctor of philosophy degree in Education in 1949 from Yale University.

His first faculty employment after graduation from Yale was at Albany State College in Albany, Ga. as an assistant professor and the registrar in 1949. After his arrival at Albany State, there was a major flood that flooded the majority of the campus. As a result, Stanley inquired and was accepted as a tenure earning faculty member in the School of Education at Florida A&M College in 1949.

At FAMU, Stanley was a scholar and prolific writer. He authored numerous articles in refereed journals, presented papers, consulted and facilitated at professional association conferences. Stanley enhanced his education credentials as a postdoctoral student at the University of Miami for a year and touring historic sites in the Indian sub-continent.

His leadership recognition included department chair of the Department of Foundations in the College of Education, president of the southeastern region of the Philosophy of Education, and secretary-treasurer of the Florida State Teacher Association. The Faculty Senate recognized him several times as Teacher of the Year.

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