College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Brenda Wawire, Ph.D.

AAAS Languages Coordinator
Ph.D, Curriculum & Instruction, Foreign and Second Language
Primary office:
Bailey Hall, room 12A


Dr. Wawire is a Kiswahili lecturer and serves as the language coordinator for the African and African American Studies Department. Dr. Wawire has over a decade of experience in foreign and second language education. At KU, she is involved in efforts to strengthen African, diasporic languages through coordinating instruction, facilitating reverse-engineered curriculum (i.e. designed to teach outcomes) and task-based language learning. 


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