Charles Edwin Hockersmith, EdD

Title: Adjunct Professor
Company: The University of Delaware
Location: Newark, DE, United States

Charles Edwin Hockersmith, EdD, Adjunct Professor at The University of Delaware has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in information technology.

A graduate of Shippensburg University, Dr. Hockersmith received a Bachelor of Science in education at Shippensburg University in 1973. Consequently, he earned a Master of Library Science at Syracuse University in 1998. Eventually, he concluded his academic efforts with a Doctor of Education in educational leadership from the University of Delaware in 2010.

Now retired, Dr. Hockersmith most recently excelled as the school librarian and musical director at Del Castle Technical High School until leaving these positions in 2016. Prior to this appointment, he excelled as a librarian with several institutions including Christiana High School, Newark High School, and Kirk Middle School.  Community College. In the past, he found success as the operations officer for the Delaware National Guard from 1995 to 1999. Additionally, Dr. Hockersmith served as the librarian director of music at Cecil Community College for 15 years.

A veteran of the United States Army, Dr. Hockersmith served his country from 1965 until his honorable discharge in 1968. He further went to serve with the Delaware Nation Guard between 1978 and 2008. Outside of his primary endeavors, Dr. Hockersmith contributed as the director of the First State Symphonic Band and the Chesapeake Brass Band, and often performed in local concerts in the park with the military and the school systems.

Inspired by several mentors throughout his musical career, Dr. Hockersmith pays special homage to Lincoln Fogelsanger, an elementary music teacher with whom he has kept in constant contact after all these years. He also credits George Barati, an internationally known cellist and former conductor of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. With respect to his years as a librarian, Dr. Hockersmith credits his wife for much of his success.

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