Charles S. Weinblatt is a retired University of Toledo administrator. He is also the author of "Jacob's Courage" and "Job Seeking Skills for Students."
Weinblatt joined the University of Toledo in 1987 as Director of Computer Learning Centers. He was also a program manager in the University of Toledo's Human Resource Development Center. Weinblatt created the Division of Organization Development (University College) in 1995, which provided business consulting and training services, and served as its director until his retirement in 2004. Weinblatt’s division improved the performance of companies in the US and Canada while generating significant revenue for the University. Earlier in his career, he was an education & training counselor, a vocational rehabilitation counselor and a psychiatric technician. Weinblatt was also an outplacement consultant, providing job seeking skills training and employment counseling for organizations and individuals.
A 1970 (Toledo) 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 biography appears in the Marquis Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Education. He is the Author of "Jacob's Courage: A Holocaust Love Story," 2007 (Mazo Publishing Company); and "Job Seeking Skills for Students” 1987 (Kendall-Hunt Publishing Company). Weinblatt was awarded a certificate of achievement for training at the Chrysler Toledo Machining plant and he was a frequent television news guest, providing business, economic and labor-management insight. He received the 2004 United Auto Worker’s Douglas Frasier Swift Award.
Weinblatt, who writes novels, short stories and articles in retirement, lives in Sylvania, Ohio with his wife Fran, who is a special education teacher. They have two adult children, Brian and Lauren, who created the cover art for "Jacob's Courage."
Jacob's Courage is a tender coming of age love story of two young adults living in Salzburg at the time when the Nazi war machine enters Austria. This historical novel presents accurate scenes and situations of Jews in ghettos and concentration camps, with particular attention to Theresienstadt and Auschwitz. It explores the dazzling beauty of passionate love and enduring bravery in a lurid world where the innocent are brutally murdered. Jacob's Courage is sold through all major booksellers. A film company recently expressed interest in the movie rights.