Bradley Baurain, PhD (cand.)
Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics and English
Department of Professional Studies and Performing Arts
BA, English and Philosophy, Wheaton College, 1989
ABS, Biblical Studies, Moody Bible Institute, 1993
MA, English, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1996
PhD candidate, Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Areas of SpecializationTESOL, methodology, morality and spirituality in education, literature in language teaching, language and culture
Brad has taught for more than 20 years in higher and adult education in China, the United States, and Vietnam, including 11 years of service with ELIC, a Christian sending organization. During this time he developed a Literature in Language Teaching course for Vietnam National University in Hanoi and helped organize the first overseas Christians in English Language Teaching (CELT) conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He previously worked as a writer and editor, and still writes occasional issues of theToday in the Worddevotional guide. Before most of his current students were born, he also served five summers as a Christian camp counselor and program director. Because he moved around the United States as a child and has spent half his adult life in Asia, he struggles to answer the question "Where are you from?" but often opts to say "Chicago."
Brad and his wife, Julia, are the parents of four children-Kristen, Caroline, Isaiah, and Anna. They are all beautiful and creative children, and their father isn't biased at all in this opinion. He enjoys reading, music, soccer, photography, and swimming, all in theory, because he's too busy with work and family for anything else. He is blessed to love both his work and his family!
teacher knowledge and beliefs, morality and spirituality in education, teacher development, immigrant and migrant educational issues, listening pedagogy, church ESOL programs, narrative inquiry, aesthetic education
Articles in refereed journals
- Forthcoming (accepted).
Beliefs into practice: A religious inquiry into teacher knowledge.Journal of Language, Identity, and Education.
- Forthcoming (accepted).
Teaching, listening, and generative silence.Journal of Curriculum Theorizing.
- 2011. Common ground with A Common Faith: Dewey's idea of the "religious". Education and Culture, 27(2),74-91.
- 2011. Morality, relationality, and listening pedagogy in
International Journal of Listening, 25,161-177.
- 2010. The aesthetic classroom and the beautiful game. Journal of Aesthetic Education, 44(2),50-62.
- 2010. Course design and teacher development in Vietnam: A diary project.TESOL Journal, 1,159-175.
- 2007. Christian witness and respect for persons. Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 6,201-219.
- 2007. Small group multitasking in literature classes. ELT Journal, 61,237-245.
Books and book chapters
- 2011, co-edited with Phan Le Ha. Voices, Identities, Negotiations, and Conflicts: Writing Academic English Across Cultures. Volume in Studies in Writing series. Bingley, U.K.: Emerald Publishing. Co-wrote Introduction, "Problematising and enriching writing academic English: An introduction." Wrote Chapter 7, "Cross-cultural moral explorations in plagiarism."
- 2010, co-edited with Phan Le Ha. Multilevel and Diverse Classrooms. Volume in Classroom Practice series. Alexandria, VA: TESOL. Co-wrote Chapter 1, "The multifaceted classroom."
- 2006. Web case #5: Teaching speaking and listening in Vietnam. Supplementary online material (chapter 3, pp. 14-15) for Folse, K. The art of teaching speaking: Research and pedagogy for the ESL/EFL classroom. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Available online at: http://www.press.umich.edu/esl/compsite/teachspeak.
- 2004.Introduction to literature GS 109 study guide. Online undergraduate general education course, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois.
- 2010. A faith-based case for the Dream Act. CELEA Newsletter, 2(2),3-8.
- 2005. Solving the multilevel dilemma. ESL Magazine, 48,12-15.
- 2004. Training volunteers by role-playing learners.Teacher Education Interest Section Newsletter, 19(2). E-publication of TESOL Inc.
- 2000. Learning and enjoying literature in English.Teacher's Edition,3,22-26.
- 1999. Shusaku Endo and the great temptation. Christianity and the Arts, July, 18-20.
- 1997. By the rivers of Babylon we weep: The exiled imagination. Christianity and the Arts, July, 12-15.
- 1996. Nathaniel Hawthorne probes the human heart.Christianity and the Arts,November, 18-21.
Memberships and Affiliations
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
TESOL International Association
Christians in English Language Education Association (CELEA)
- Presidential Fellowship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2011-2012.
- Dr. Ron Joekel Research Award, Phi Kappa Delta, Chapter 15, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, for "Authoring Teacher Development in a Graduate Seminar in Vietnam", 2011.
- Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2010.
- Dean of Graduate Studies Fellowship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2009-2011.
- TESOL Professional Development Scholarship, 2008.
- Chancellor's Fellowship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2007-2009.
- Herald of Christ, Christian Service Brigade, 1984.