Dr. Doris Brougham 彭蒙惠老師

Dr. Doris Brougham has been a friend to students and English teachers for over 60 years. Studio Classroom, the English teaching program Dr. Brougham founded in 1962, has taught English to hundreds of thousands of native Chinese speakers throughout the world.

In addition to her work with Studio Classroom, Doris has taught English through various other venues, including universities, private companies and government agencies. In 1994, she established the Doris Brougham Scholarship to provide financial assistance to high school students with good grades in English, as well as college and graduate students majoring in English or Mass Communications.

Throughout her career as an educator, Doris has received numerous awards, for her efforts to teach English to Chinese students. While she appreciates each award, her greatest reward is watching Chinese students' English ability get better and better with each passing year.


  • 2009Belhaven College, Jackson, Mississippi, USA
    Honorary Doctor
  • 1991Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Doctor of Humane Letters (Honorary)
  • 1988Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, USA
    Doctor of Humane Letters (Honorary)
  • 1986Pacific State University, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Doctor of Laws (Honorary)
  • 1986Pacific Western University, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    B.A. in Communication
  • 1948University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    B.A. in Far East Studies

Highlight of Awards Received

  • 2017Awarded Honorary Citizen by Tainan City Government
  • 2014The city of Seattle in the U.S. state of Washington declared April 2 as Doris Brougham Day
  • 2014The Washington State Senate passed a senate resolution to honor Doris M. Brougham for her lifelong dedication to Taiwan and enhancement of good bilateral relations between Washington State and Taiwan
  • 2011Recipient of the NRB International Individual Achievement Award
  • 2010Lifetime Achievement Award, Asian Publishing Awards
  • 2008Hualien County Honorable Citizen Award
  • 2004Recipient Schweitzer Award for English Teaching from the King Car Education Foundation.
  • 2002Recipient of the Order of the Brilliant Star with Violet Grand Cordon awarded by Taiwan's President Chen Shui-bian
  • 1996Honorable Citizen Award from the Mayor of Taipei
  • 1989Golden Tripod Award for outstanding contribution to education in the R.O.C.
  • 1984R.O.C. Special Teacher's Award (Confucius Award)
  • 1982R.O.C. Good People--Good Deeds Award