Title: 1) Court Administrator; 2) Adjunct Professor
Company: 1) Prince George’s County; 2) Valdosta State University
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Charleston L. Carter, court administrator at Prince George’s County and adjunct professor at Valdosta State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in court administration.
With over 25 years of experience to his credit, Mr. Carter has excelled as court administrator at Prince George’s County since 2022 and adjunct Professor at Valdosta State University since 2005. He began his career as executive director of the Victims Assistance Program from 1997 to 1999, followed by his tenure as director of the Victim Assistance Program at the State Solicitor’s Office from 1999 to 2005. He contributed at the Tifton Judicial Circuit as circuit court administrator from 2005 to 2009 and 2013 to 2017, and as law librarian from 2013 to 2017. Concurrent to these postings, he found success as an adjunct professor at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College from 2001 to 2011.
Mr. Carter was active as a trial court administrator at Athens-Clarke County from 2009 to 2011 and the Judicial Branch of North Carolina from 2017 to 2021. He garnered a stellar reputation as director of case management at the Superior Court of Fulton County from 2011 to 2013. He continued his career as deputy director of the Superior Court from 2021 to 2022.
Before embarking on his professional path, Mr. Carter pursued an education at Valdosta State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice in 1999 and a Master of Arts in criminal justice, minoring in African American studies, in 2001. He holds multiple certifications related to his career, including as an ICM fellow, a court executive, a court manager, a court administrator, and a court judicial administrator. He also earned a certification in justice philosophy from Harvard University, a master certification in court administration and a specialization in judicial administration from Michigan State University.
In addition to his primary vocation, Mr. Carter remains affiliated with various organizations in relation to his areas of expertise. He held the role of founder and president of the National Association for Court Professionals for Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color and was a member of Friendship Toastmasters Club, the Friendly City Toastmasters Club, the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the National Association for Court Management, and the Mid-Atlantic Association for Court Management. He served as president of the Albany State University Toastmasters Club.
In light of his impressive undertakings, Mr. Carter has accrued several accolades throughout his career. He was recognized as Teacher of the Year from 2018 to 2021, Teacher of the Year of African American Studies, and presented with an award for unwavering support in expert leadership from the Paying It Forward Endowment at Valdosta State University and the Community Servant of the Year Award from Valdosta State University. He won first place from Toastmasters International and was a Paul Harris fellow through the Rotary International.
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