- Fulbright Award (1988)
Frederick Chary is an emeritus professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Northwest. He joined IU Northwest’s faculty in 1967 where he taught, and served several years as chair of the Department of History and Philosophy, until his retirement in 2004. Chary is known for his work on Bulgarian history and has traveled extensively for research and educational purposes in Austria, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey, and the former Soviet Union while also living in Bulgaria on several separate occasions. Chary is the author of numerous internationally published articles and books on Bulgarian and Jewish studies. He received an A.B. in History from the University of Pennsylvania in 1962 and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1963 and 1968. Chary is a former guest lecturer at the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Service Institute and past president and sponsor of the North American Bulgarian Studies Association. In 1988, he received a Fulbright award to research in Bulgaria. Chary was also decorated by the Bulgarian National Assembly for his merits on Bulgarian and Jewish studies.