Bachelor, Clemson University, South Carolina, 1978. Master of Arts, University New Orleans, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy, Tulane University, 1987.
Teaching assistant University New Orleans, 1978—1980. Instructor Clemson University, 1980—1982, assistant professor, 1987—1991, associate professor, 1991—2000, professor chair department English, since 2002. Teaching assistant/adjunct instructor business school Tulane University, New Orleans, 1982—1987.
Chair region IV Kennedy Center, Washington, 2000—2003, national coordinator Critics Institute, since 2001, member national selection team, 2003.
(Book by Charney, Mark J.)
Volunteer public schools, Clemson, 1987—1991. Member of Modern Language Association.
Married Sappho Human Charney. Children: Alicw Randel, Julian Spence.