Concetta Blechschmidt holds a Master of Arts in Spanish Literature from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and French from Wright State University. Ms. Blechschmidt has a wide range of experience teaching Spanish at the university level and in non-traditional corporate and public agency settings. In 2012, Ms. Blechschmidt started up a company, Traveling Professor, Inc. through which she recently authored an introductory textbook, workbook and video program specifically tailored to the needs of a large company that does a significant portion of its business with Spanish-speaking clients in the US and abroad. Currently she continues to explore the needs of professionals to effectively communicate with all of their clients or patients.
Ms. Blechschmidt has been serving as a Visiting Spanish Instructor in the Department of Modern Languages at Kenyon College since 2010 and this year is serving as their Director of the KILM (Kenyon Intensive Language Model) Program. In fall 2014 she will begin working on her doctorate in Foreign Language Pedagogy in the Department of Education at The Ohio State University.