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Charles Vedder

Department of Modern Languages and Culture


Personal Bio

In 1969, I received a B.S. in Education degree in Spanish and French, and in 1971, an M.A. in Spanish and Spanish American literature, both from the Ohio State University.
While an undergraduate at Ohio State, I studied in Mexico City for a quarter, and since then I have visited many Spanish-speaking countries, leading student groups, recruiting international students, and traveling with my family for pleasure.

Over the years, I have enjoyed teaching many levels of Spanish and French in secondary school and college. In 1979, I began working with international students as Assistant (later Associate) Director of the English Language Program at Ohio Wesleyan University.

In 1987, I began my position as Director of International Student Programs at Otterbein University and ever since then have really enjoyed my very interesting work as international student advisor and off-campus study coordinator. Although these two responsibilities require most of my time and energy, I am fortunate to be able to continue as a part-time instructor in Spanish, a language that has always fascinated me.


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