Charles Weinblatt

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Charles S. Weinblatt
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Born 1952
Occupation Higher Education Administration
Known for University administrator, published author, Holocaust researcher, psychiatric and vocational rehabilitation counselor, human resources consultant, job seeking skills author, employment consultant, reviewer for the New York Journal of Books

Charles S. Weinblatt (born 1952) is an American academic and published author of fiction and non-fiction. He retired from the University of Toledo as Director of Organization Development & Corporate Services in 2004.[1][2] Weinblatt is the author of the popular 2007 historical fiction novel Jacob's Courage.


A 1970 DeVilbiss High School graduate, Weinblatt received his Bachelor of Arts Degree (Psychology) from the University of Toledo’s College of Arts and Sciences in 1974. His postgraduate education was through the University of Toledo's College of Education. Weinblatt’s biography appears in the Marquis Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Education.[3] Weinblatt is a reviewer for New York Journal of Books.[4]


Weinblatt joined the University of Toledo in 1987 as director of computer training programs. He was then a program manager in the University’s Human Resource Development Center and a program coordinator in the Division of Continuing Education before creating the Division of Organization Development in March 1995, leading it until his retirement in 2004.[1][5] The division assisted dozens of companies and organizations.[6] Weinblatt also served as interim director of the Division of Individualized Studies at the University of Toledo, as a program manager in the University of Toledo's Human Resource Development Center and as an education & training counselor at the Chrysler Toledo Machining Plant[7][8] Weinblatt was appointed by President Dan Johnson in 2003 to the University of Toledo Council on Outreach and Engagement.[9]

Professional Affiliations

Weinblatt’s professional affiliations included the American Society for Training and Development and the Northwest Ohio Human Resources Association. He was a frequent Toledo television news guest on the subject of business, economic and labor-management issues.Template:Vague

Weinblatt has been a prolific reviewer for the New York Journal of Books from 2008 to the present. While he has reviewed many notable fiction and non-fiction books from some of the best publishers and authors in the world, his specialty has been publisher requests for books about WWII, the Holocaust and other Jewish topics. Weinblatt had the honor to review unpublished books by many fine authors, including Elie Wiesel.

Awards and honors

From 1988 until his retirement in 2004, Weinblatt was Chairman of the UAW Richard T. Gosser Scholarship Committee. He was responsible for all aspects of scholarship committee business, including selection of committee members, execution of scholarship process and administration of the results for UAW Region 2-B.[10] Upon his retirement, Weinblatt received the United Auto Workers Douglas Frasier Swift Award, for community service.[11] The award is displayed at the Wayne State University Labor Studies Center.