Charlie Buell

Headshot of Charlie BuellCharles has taught a number of Osher classes revolving around American social history, including Immigration, urban themes, and fundamentalism. He received history degrees from Middlebury College and New York University, but worked primarily in publishing, direct marketing and software. These experiences, including travel, were instrumental in broadening his views beyond academia.






Course Title: Asians in America (Winter Term 2022)
Participant Testimonials:

The guest speakers from different Asian immigrant groups was a wonderful addition.

Wish I had had this understanding of Asian Americans and the challenges they have faced in the United States much sooner in my life.

Course Title: Boston v. New York: The Colonial period to the 21st Century (Spring Term 2019)
Participant Testimonials:

Charlie was so very knowledgeable about New York and Boston, because he's lived and worked in both cities. There was nothing he couldn't answer from personal experience. He's a true scholar who could patiently, and with humor, answer anything asked. Charlie's descriptions, photos, and anecdotes about New York and Boston historical personalities were fascinating.

Very well organized, great visuals, very well presented.

Course Title: The Puritans: from England, to Massachusetts to the Pacific Ocean (Fall Term 2018)
Participant Testimonials:

I was pleased with the knowledge of the instructor and his ability to use computer files to illustrate what we were learning about.

The course material was fascinating. The idea of the course was good.

Course Title: On the Trail of Hillbilly Elegy (Spring Term 2018)
Participant Testimonials:

Excellent approach to material. Interesting, well researched course and knowledgeable professor.

This course exceed expectations, especially in terms of its scope (e.g: sociology, politics, international aspects).

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