Douglas M. Charles

Douglas M.
Charles

Associate Professor of History

Expertise:

  • Social Sciences
  • Politics & Policy

Focus Areas:

  • History
  • American Politics
  • Federal Bureau of Investigations

In The Media:

About

  • Has won the Penn State Greater Allegheny Excellence in Research Award
  • Was the first winner of the Penn State Commission on LGBT Equity Academic Achievement Award

​Douglas M. Charles is an associate professor of history who researches and publishes on the history of the FBI and its intersections with gay and lesbian history, obscenity regulation, and American politics and diplomacy. Charles has published three books and numerous articles while also being referenced in the New York Times, Time Magazine, and PBS News Hour among other high profile news outlets to clarify understanding of contemporary events. He has won the Penn State Greater Allegheny Excellence in Research Award (2015) and was the first winner of the Penn State Commission on LGBT Equity Academic Achievement Award (2015).

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