PhD, Rice University
Charles A. Israel, an associate professor and former chair of the department of history, joined the Auburn University faculty in 2005. Prior to coming to Auburn, he was a faculty member at Texas A&M and at Sewanee: The University of the South. A native Tennessean, Israel received his bachelor’s degree in history from Sewanee and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Rice University. Israel is an accomplished researcher in the areas of American southern and religious history, and in 2005 his book Before Scopes: Evangelicals, Education and Evolution in Tennessee, 1870-1925 (University of Georgia Press, 2004) won the Tennessee Historical Commission and the Tennessee Library Association’s award for the best book on Tennessee history. In his role as associate dean for academic affairs, Israel is responsible for curriculum planning and development, enrollment management, student learning assessment, and academic advising.