Dr. Charles R. Courtney
Annual Faculty Lecturer 1981-1982
A NATIVE of New Jersey, Charles R. Courtney was graduated from Tucson High School and from Westmont College. He holds a Master's degree and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in English from the University of Arizona, Tucson. His doctoral dissertation was entitled The Pearl Poet: An Annotated International Bibliography, 1955-1970.
BEFORE COMING TO Santa Barbara City College in 1957, Dr. Courtney taught English and French at Westmont College for three years and at Santa Barbara Junior High School for five years. At Santa Barbara City College, he has served as President of the Instructors' Association, and, for seven years, as Chairman of the English Division. He has also been advisor to the Santa Barbara City College Chapter of Alpha Gamma Sigma, a student honorary society.
PROFESSOR COURTNEY has been associated with The Experiment in International Living since 1960, having been a leader of student groups to Switzerland, France, Italy, Japan, and India. In 1961-62, he was the recipient of a Fulbright grant for an exchange teaching position in Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland.
THE SPEAKER is married to the former Eleanor Lewer. Dr. Eleanor L. Courtney is Professor of Literature at Westmont College. The Courtneys have fve children-Mrs. Roxane Brown, Mrs. Odette Green, Mrs. Rosine Hart, Breton, and Gavin.