Dr. Charlie Brainer

Charles Brainer

Associate Dean of International Programs & Asian Initiative & Associate Professor of English Language Teaching Department

Office Location: Ayres 202
Phone: (765) 998-5271
Email: chbrainer@taylor.edu

Specialties: applied linguistics, asian and china studies, leadership development, missions, program design and administration, teaching internationally, tefl



PhD, English, Applied Linguistics, Michigan State University, 1996
MA, Linguistics, TEFL, University of Michigan, 1986
BA, History, Education, Wheaton College, 1981

Why I came to Taylor:

I came to Taylor because I believe in the vision and purpose of the Institution and the people who study and work here.  I also believe that Taylor is distinctive in its combination of academic excellence, intentional community/discipleship, and global involvement.

Advice to incoming students:

Be open to participating in a wide range of experiences and opportunities while at Taylor.  God can use these experiences and the people around you to shape you into the person He wants you to become.   You can be assured that you won’t be the same person at the end of your four years here as you were when you entered.


Sports, playing games with family, hiking, spending time in Asia and preaching.