Quanisha Charles

Associate Professor of English



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Quanisha Charles (she/her/hers), Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of English and First-Gen Faculty Mentor at North Central College. Her specialization is in English Composition and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). She has earned certificates in Business English and Teaching English as a Foreign Language, along with a State License in English for Speakers of Other Languages. Dr. Charles’ research interests focus on ways in which race constructs English language teaching identity and pedagogy, narratives of Black teachers of English, specifically native speakers, around the world. Dr. Charles has experience teaching English internationally in Asian countries, and much expertise working with multilingual populations. 

Selected Scholarship

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Webb, Charles, Lee, Tanghe, & Park. (2023). Reimagining women leadership in TESOL. Advocating for change, harnessing reflexivity, and humanizing practices. (forthcoming)

Bryan, K. & Charles, Q.D. (2022). When “Technology Saves Us”: Exploring and Advocating Pandemic Pedagogies in English Language Teaching. The Journal of English Language Teaching. (forthcoming)

Charles, Q.D. (2019). Black Teachers of English in South Korea: Constructing Identities as a Native English Speaker and English Language Teaching Professional. TESOL Journal. doi: 10.1002/tesj.478

Charles, Q.D. (2015). Native Korean speakers' attitudes toward Konglish as a standardized variety of English. International Journal of Literature and Arts, 3(6), 136-141. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.20150306.12

Charles, Q.D. (2014). Promoting cross-culturalism in the EFL context: A teacher’s perspective. International Journal of Language and Linguistics. Special Issue: Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language, 2(4), 39-46. doi: 10.11648/j.ijll.s.20140204.16

Courses Taught

First-Year Writing Seminar

Foundations of Language Study

English Grammar, Usage & Style

Writing, Rhetoric & Digital Studies