Dr. Charles W. Carter was educated at
the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received a B.A.
in English with Honors in Writing in 1965, an M.A. in English and
Comparative Literature in 1966, and his doctorate in 19th-century American
and British Literature in 1972. He still remains an avid, if not rabid,
Tar Heel basketball enthusiast.
Dr. Carter's areas of specialization and scholarly interests are Classical
Greek and Roman literature, the literature of the English
Renaissance, and 19th-Century American Literature, especially the works of
Hawthorne, Melville, and Whitman, and the poetry of Emily Dickinson, the
subject of his doctoral dissertation.
Dr. Carter joined the faculty in
1972, served as chair of the Department of English from 1990-1993, and is
now serving as chair once again. He continues to teach a variety of
courses, ranging from freshman courses in composition and introduction to
literature and sophomore survey courses in American literature to
upper-divisional, specialized courses in Greek Mythology,
Milton, 19th-Century American fiction, and American Poetry.
From 1995 through 2005, Dr. Carter served as
Director of Academic Advisement for the University. He designed and was in charge of the Summer Freshman Advisement/ Registration Program and all
advisement/registration sessions held throughout the academic year.