Antonio Carpio, MBA
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Originally from Spain, Antonio earned his BS and MBA degrees before working in business operations for a Fortune 500 company. Antonio also has experience working as a Coordinator of Professional Development and Continuing Education. He is currently our Chief Operating Officer here at World Language PD.
World Language Course Developers
Jeremy W. Bachelor, PhD
Jeremy Bachelor holds a BA in Spanish, an MA in Spanish, and a PhD in Education/Spanish Applied Linguistics. He is Associate Professor of Spanish and the Coordinator of Modern Languages at Heartland Community College (Normal, IL). Apart from his duties at HCC, Dr. Bachelor teaches graduate courses in Mexico for Southern Oregon University’s MA in Spanish Language Teaching program. His research interests include interlanguage pragmatics, online and hybrid learning, and L2 assessment.
Robin Barnard Bachelor, EdD
Robin Barnard Bachelor is a college and high school Spanish teacher in central Illinois. Dr. Bachelor earned her Doctorate of Education with a research emphasis in foreign language assessment from Olivet Nazarene University. She has presented at multiple conferences and has relevant publications, including in peer-reviewed journals such as Language Association Journal, NECTFL Review, and TFLTA Journal. Dr. Bachelor brings over twenty years of teaching experience at all levels (high school, undergraduate, and graduate) as an instructor of Spanish, English/Literature, and Education to the program.
Alexandra C. Shaeffer, PhD
Alexandra Shaeffer earned her MA in French with specializations in French and Francophone Literature and Culture from Illinois State University and her PhD in Second Language Acquisition from the University of Iowa where she wrote her dissertation on the production and perception of complaints by advanced French learners. She currently works for Unity College’s Distance Education division. Prior to her current position, Dr. Shaeffer was Coordinator of the Center for Global Languages and Cultures at John Carroll University and Assistant Professor of Languages, Linguistics, and Literatures at Nazarbayev University.
David Montgomery, PhD
David Montgomery earned his Ph.D. from U.C.L.A. where he wrote his dissertation on German culture in the 19th century. His area of experience is Austro-German music of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. He is the author of Franz Schubert’s Music in Performance (Pendragon Press) and Unfinished History (Brown Walker Press), as well as many articles in international scholarly journals. Additionally, Dr. Montgomery has given lectures and seminars at universities such as U.C.L.A., U.C. Berkeley, University of Chicago, Harvard University, and the University of Halle in Germany.
Abigail L. Shelton, PhD
Abigail L. Shelton holds a BA in Japanese Language and Literature, and an MA and PhD in Japanese Linguistics and Foreign Language Pedagogy. She is a Technology-based Training Developer at the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, and until recently was a Lecturer in the Department of Teaching & Learning at the Ohio State University (Columbus, OH). Abigail has nearly 20 years of experience teaching Japanese to native English speakers and English to native speakers of Japanese. Her research interests include interlanguage pragmatics, paralinguistic communication, elearning modalities, and motivation.