C. Mitch Carnell

C. Mitch Carnell

Title: Academic Administrator (Retired)
Location: Charleston, South Carolina, United States

C. Mitch Carnell, Retired Academic Administrator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the health care and higher education industries.

With 40 years of professional excellence in his field, Dr. Carnell was the president and chief executive officer of the Charleston Speech and Hearing Center from 1997 to 1999, having previously been the executive director of the center from 1964 to 1997. Prior to this appointment, he served as a chief speech pathologist at the Cerebral Palsy Association from 1960 to 1964, a speech/language pathologist at the Society for Crippled Children from 1959 to 1960, and an instructor at Furman University from 1958 to 1959.

Alongside his primary endeavors, Dr. Carnell was an adjunct professor at several universities, including Louisiana State University, Webster University, and Charleston Southern University. Earlier in his career, he was an adjunct associate professor at the College of Charleston, a visiting professor at the University of South Carolina, and an assistant clinical professor at the Medical University of South Carolina.

To prepare for his celebrated career, Dr. Carnell pursued a formal education, obtaining an Associate of Arts from Mars Hill College in 1954 and a Bachelor of Arts from Furman University in 1956. He followed these accomplishments with a Master of Arts from the University of Alabama in 1958. After obtaining some hands-on experience in the field, he earned a Doctor of Philosophy from Louisiana State University in 1972, as well as an HHD degree from Lander College in 1988.

A prolific author, Dr. Carnell penned such celebrated works as “Say Something Nice at Work” in 2011 and “Say Something Nice: Be a Lifter” in 2005. In recognition of his exceptional accomplishments, he was elected a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and was named Professor of the Year in 2011 and 2012. Married to Carol Steinbrecher since 1998, Dr. Carnell is the proud father of two children and three grandchildren.

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