Charles Edwin Hockersmith graduated from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelors Degree in Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science. He also has a Master of Library Science degree from Syracuse University and a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership, Policy and Administration from the University of Delaware. As Adjunct Faculty at the University of Delaware he teaches Library Curriculum courses for State of Delaware certification as a School Librarian. His research focus is on school library collaboration to improve student achievement. Dr. Hockersmith a retired US Army Chief Warrant Officer Five, former Bandmaster and Commander of the 287th Army Band Delaware National Guard for 26 years, and is Music Director Emeritus of the Chesapeake Brass Band in Newark, DE.