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College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

Faculty and Staff Profile

Charles Brewer

Senior Lecturer

Office: Daniel 416

Phone: 757-806-0043


Educational Background

M.A. Communication Studies
University of North Carolina, Greensboro 2018

B.A. Communication Studies
Christopher Newport University 2015

Courses Taught

Comm 2500 - Public Speaking
Comm 1500 - Intro to Human Communication


Before starting his career at Clemson, C.J. obtained his Master's degree in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. A lover of communication research, he has presented papers at several conferences, most notably CCA, NCA, ECA, and PACE. With a teaching philosophy centered on collaborative-learning, awareness, and self-actualization, C.J. measures success in public speaking by tracking student progress and encouraging creativity. He currently serves as chair of the Communication Department's Event Planning and PR Committee and fosters student engagement as a Faculty Friend.

Research Interests

Performance, Identity, Pedagogy, and Facework.

Research Publications

Book Reviews:

Brewer, C. J. (April. 2018). Knowledge for Social Change: Bacon, Dewey, and the Revolutionary
Transformation of Research Universities in the Twenty-First Century. Philadelphia, PA: Temple.
Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement.

Book Chapters:

Schwartzman, R., von Schmude, C., & Brewer, C. J. (2018). How Holocaust survivors in the United
States and Germany respond to Holocaust denial. In Y. R. Kamalipour (ed.), Global discourse in fractured times (pp. 196-212). Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Honors and Awards

Lambda Pi Eta - Honorary Member

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