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Charles D. Fletcher Jr, PhD

Dr. Charles Fletcher JrVisiting Professor
Department of Business Administration
cfletcher [at] desu.edu


1984 Ph.D.: The Johns Hopkins University G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering, Baltimore, Maryland. Systems Analysis and Economics for Public Decision Making. Dissertation: “New Objectives in the Role of Minority Banks and Economic Development: An Optimal Community Location.”

1974 Masters of Science: Carnegie Mellon University School of Urban and Public Affairs. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Specialty: Quantitative methods of problem solving with a special view toward complex public problems.

1970 Bachelor of Science: Morgan State College, Baltimore, Maryland. Mathematics. (Minors: Physics and Computer Science)

Research Interests/Area

  • A Computer Linkage of Planning, Budgeting, and Research, Title III Federal Grant Delaware State University. Funded $100,000. (1992)
  • University Principal Investigator: Federal Transportation Department Grant, $500,000. “The Delaware Valley Multi-modal Electronic Payments System Demonstration Program,” special demonstrations project that allows for the design & implementation of smart-card technology system for DSU students. (October 2000-2003)
  • Virtual Institute for Technology Innovation in Education-Historically Black Colleges and Universities (VITAE_HBCU). Twelve school consortium including Virginia Tech, Delaware State Univ., University Maryland Eastern Shore, Norfolk State, Livingstone College, Hampton University, St. Pauls University, North Carolina A&T, West Virginia State, Fayetteville State Univ., Winston-Salem Univ., Virginia Union. Grant submitted, “Developing, sharing, and maintaining innovative distant learning and virtual educational technology systems among member schools,” Awarded $1 million research grant from AT&T Corp. 1999-2001.
  • Survey of Black Businesses in Baltimore, Maryland - Maryland Small Business Development Financing Authority.  Grant total: $20,000 - October 1986 - September 1988


  • “Commercial Banking in the U.S. by Blacks,” Spratley Publishing Co., 2011
  • “The History of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated: Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift in Over 100 Years of Service 1911-2011,” Spratley Publishing Co., 2013
  • “Strengthening the Essential Partnership between America’s Historically Black Land-Grant Colleges and Universities (1890s) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture- A comparative Study of The Funding of 1862 Versus 1890 Land-Grant Universities,” September 2008. Co-authors: Dr. William B. Delauder, Dr. Pearlie S. Reed, and Drexel B. Ball, Council of 1890 Presidents/Chancellors.
  • “Bolstering a University’ Campus Security,” The Journal Online: technical Horizons in Education, August 2005, Volume 32, Number 13.
  • “Physical & IT Convergence,” Information Security, June 2004, pp. 34-41.
  • BLACK GOLD: A Historical and Locational Appraisal of Commercial Banking in the United States by Blacks, 1770 – 2003, Afro Facts Publishing, New Jersey, December 2003.

Honors & Awards

  • Computerworld Honors Program 2005 Gold Metal Laureate Recipient for Technology Innovation. April 3, 2005, San Francisco, California
  • The Douglas Camper Senior Award for Excellence in Computer Science, 1970

Additional Information

  • State University of New York Training Center, Spring Wizard Technology Conference, March 14-16, 2007, Syracuse, New York. Presentation: Information Assurance & Security in 2007: A case Study of St. John Fisher College. http://www.suny.edu/sunyTrainingCenter/pastConferences.cfm
  • “Delaware State Case Study – Educational Campus Security.” Networld+Interop and the ID Management and Security Workshop, May 4-6, 2005, INTEROP Technology Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • “Security and Privacy: A case Study of Delaware State University Identity Management System,”5th Annual Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund’s President Conference, March 9, 2004, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • “Technology Innovations in Convergence Systems at Delaware State University,” Presentation before an international panel of senior higher education representatives from Spain, Poland, Ireland, and Germany. Siemens Executive Briefing Higher Education Summit, Munich, Germany. September 10-15, 2002.