Charles Braithwaite

Charles Braithwaite
Senior Lecturer Emeritus Communication Studies


DR. CHARLES BRAITHWAITE, SENIOR LECTURER, is a Fellow in the Center for Great Plains Studies and a Graduate Fellow in the Department of Anthropology. He teaches courses in intercultural communication, conflict management, interviewing, and nonverbal communication for the Department of Communication Studies. Dr. Braithwaite also directs the “Global Classroom Project,” which uses the commercial internet to have live, synchronous video classes between Nebraska and universities in Costa Rica, Japan, Russia, and Turkey. His international experience includes serving as a North Vietnamese interpreter for U.S. Naval Intelligence, and studying international business communication along the U.S./Mexican border. Dr. Braithwaite has a special interest in American Indian higher education, and had conducted research on the Navajo Nation, and among the U-Mo'n-Ho'n (Omaha), the Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) tribes of Nebraska.


Braithwaite, C.A. (2018). Enhancing Global Intercultural Competence: New Communication Technologies for the Intercultural Communication Classroom. In Wenshan Jia (Ed.). Intercultural Communication: Adapting to Emerging Global Realities: A Reader (2nd Edition. Cognella Publisher, San Diego, CA, USA.

Braithwaite, C.A. (2018). Communication in the Classroom: An Observational Analysis Comparing Turkish & US American College Students. Global Media Journal: Turkish Edition 7.15.

Braithwaite, C.A., Leighter, J., and Grimshaw, E. (2018). Cultural Discourses in Practice: Tensions in the Everyday Practice of Health, Language, and Education for American Indians. In Michelle Scollo & Trudy Milburn (Eds.). Cultural Discourse Analysis in Situated Contexts: A Tribute to Donal Carbaugh. Rowman & Littlefield – Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.


Ph.D., University of Washington