Charles Van Doren

Charles Van Doren has advanced degrees in both mathematics and English Literature.  As Vice President/Editorial of Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., he produced many references books, some alone or in collaboration with Mortimer J. Adler.  He is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Idea of Progress, A History of Knowledge and The Joy of Reading.  The Connecticut educator, scholar and writer comes from a family of intellectuals, two of whom received Pulitzer Prizes, his father, poet Mark Van Doren and his uncle, Carl Van Doren. He has been a member of the University of Connecticut Torrington faculty since 2005. 


Series Date
Charles Van Doren Summer Lecture 2010: Fanny's Girl 7/16/2010
Literary Prize Winners of Litchfield County 4/29/2009