Charles Fanning | History | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts

Charles Fanning

Emeritus Professor

Phone: (618) 453-6851

Dr. Charles Fanning, who has a joint appointment in English and History, earned his Ph.D. in American Civilization at the University of Pennsylvania in 1972, and came to SIUC in 1993. His research combines intellectual and literary history, especially related to Irish-American immigrants.

Among his twelve books is Finley Peter Dunne and Mr. Dooley: The Chicago Years (1978), which won the Frederick Jackson Turner Award of the Organization of American Historians. Professor Fanning was named SIU Outstanding Scholar in 2004.