Charles Braithwaite

Director of the Global Classroom Project at University of Nebraska-Lincoln; ICCI Session Leader

Full Biography

Dr. Charles Braithwaite is a Senior Lecturer in the Dept. of Communication Studies, and is a Fellow in the Center for Great Plains Studies, where he edits the journal Great Plains Quarterly.  He teaches courses in intercultural communication, conflict management, interviewing, culture on the Great Plains, and nonverbal communication. 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, Oman, Russia, South Africa, 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.