TESOL Online
Brad D. Washington

Brad D. Washington, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor, International and Multicultural Education; Online TESOL Program Coordinator

Brad Washington coordinates the Online MA TESOL program for the School of Education, International and Multicultural Education Department, and previously taught in the USF Department of Rhetoric and Language, primarily serving non-native English speakers. He received his doctorate at USF in International and Multicultural Education with an emphasis in Second Language Acquisition in 2010.

In 2008, Dr. Washington developed an online graduate program at the University of California, Berkeley, dedicated to educating graduate students in Scientific, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields about the Horn of Africa. Through work with the International Area Studies centers and institutes at Berkeley, he was successful in obtaining national grants from the Department of Education to fund Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) scholarships for students pursuing the study of a second language abroad. This led to being tapped as a part of a national panel designed by the U.S. Department of Education to identify measurable rubrics to analyze interests in the study of foreign languages.


Ed.D., International and Multicultural Education, emphasis in Second Language Acquisition, University of San Francisco, CA

Administrative Appointments

Program Coordinator, Online MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Research Areas

Second language acquisitions
Language shift
Comparative international education

Courses Offered
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Assessment Strategies for TESOL
  • Structure of American English
  • TESOL Research Project

Washington, B. (forthcoming). Praxis of post-colonial education and political navigation in Chinese-South African relations. Current Studies in Comparative Education, Science, and Technology.

Washington, B. (forthcoming). Global intersections of English language hegemony and technological innovation in the Republic of the Philippines. In Curriculum Change in Language and STEM subjects as a Human Right in Education.

Washington, B. (2015). Defining me: Narratives of Chinese TESOL scholars from the classroom in American higher education. English Language Teaching, 1(1).

Washington, B. (2014). Channeling nativism through language: A sociolinguistic study on the rise of the Chinese Exclusion Acts. Russian – American Education Forum (Special Issue: Language and Culture), 6(3).

Washington, B. (2008, November). Proceedings from 5th International Workshop on Higher Education and Higher Education Reforms: Reflections on American higher education for students from the People's Republic of China: A case study. Institute of Higher Education/East China Normal University, 240-254. Shanghai: People's Republic of China.

Washington, B. (October, 2007). Understanding Nonverbal Communication of Filipinos: A Traditional Form of Literacy. Journal of Filipino Studies.