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educator , Broadcasting executive

Charles Edwin Sherman, American broadcasting executive, educator. Recipient Communications award Temple University, 1960, Sigma Delta Chi award Temple University, 1960, Distinguished Service award in broadcasting Wayne State University, 1966.


Sherman, Charles Edwin was born on March 20, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Abe and Rae (Ginsberg) Sherman.


Bachelor of Science, Temple University, Philadelphia, 1960; Master of Arts, Temple University, Philadelphia, 1962; Doctor of Philosophy, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1967.


Announcer, program producer, Station WHAT, Philadelphia, 1957-1962; member production staff, Station WFIL-television, Philadelphia, 1961; graduate assistant, Temple University, 1960-1962; television producer-director, production supervisor, Wayne State University, 1962-1964; instructor department speech, Wayne State University, 1964-1966; assistant to director division mass communication, Wayne State University, 1966-1967; assistant professor department speech, University of Wisconsin, 1967-1970; associate professor department communication arts, associate chairman, University of Wisconsin, 1970-1973; associate professor, acting chairman, University of Wisconsin, 1974; professor, associate department chairman communication arts, University of Wisconsin, 1974-1975; professor, department chairman telecommunications, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1975-1979; Adjunct Professor telecommunications, Indiana U., Bloomington, since 1980; president, general manager, WTRF-television, Wheeling, West Virginia, 1979-1984; president, general manager, WHOI-television, Peoria, Illinois, 1984-1988; senior vice president television, National Association of Broadcasters, Washington, since 1988; president, National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation, Washington, since 1996. Consultant Forward Communications, Inc., Wausaw, Wisconsin, 1974-1979. Member Columbia Broadcasting System Network television Affiliates Board, 1982-1984, ABC Network television Affiliates Board, 1986-1988.

Board directors Bank of Wheeling, National Association television Program Executives Ednl. Foundation, since 1986, Accreditating Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, since 1986. Chairman Task Force on Citizens Rights and Access, Wisconsin Commision on Cable television, 1973.

Vice chairman West Virginia Ednl. Broadcasting Authority, 1980-1985.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles on broadcasting to professional journals.


Board of directors Upper Ohio Valley United Way, 1979-1985, Heart of Illinois UnitedWay, 1986-1988, Peoria Human Services Center, 1986-1988. Board directors, member Executive Committee Wheeling Development Conference, 1980-1985. Trustee Ohio Valley Medical Center, 1980-1985.

With United States Army, 1955-1957. President National Association Broadcasters Education Foundation, since 1997. Member Speech Communication Association, Broadcast Education Association (chairman International Seminar 1974, chairman International Interest Group 1974, director, secretary, treasurer 1983-1985, chairman 1985-1986), National Association Ednl.

Broadcasters, National Assn.Broadcasters (chairman research committee), Wheeling Chamber of Commerce (board directors 1979-1985), Alpha Epsilon Rho, Sigma Delta Chi.


Married Elaine Landsburg, September 11, 1960. Children: Jean, Eric, David.

Abe Sherman

Rae (Ginsberg) Sherman

Elaine Landsburg

David Sherman

Eric Sherman

Jean Sherman