Olga Chaves Carballo, Ph.D.
Professor Olga Chaves-Carballo is a full professor at the Escuela de Literatura y Ciencias del Lenguaje, Universidad Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica. She holds a Ph.D in Education with Emphasis in Pedagogical Mediation from the Universidad de la Salle, Costa Rica, a Master’s Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language and Educational Administration from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois, USA. She has been teaching for more than 30 years from primary school to higher education.
At Universidad Nacional she has taught different courses for the English majors and the Master’s program and now she is the coordinator of the Accreditation Committee and a member of the Committee of Academic Development. She was also a teacher trainer for el Plan Nacional de Inglés CONARE-MEP for 5 years. She was a member of the social justice project Think, Share and Act (TSA) for three years. She is also a researcher in professional development, teacher training, global education, and teaching skills. Her work has been published in the Global Issues in Language Education Newsletter from Japan, Linguagem e Ensino from Brazil and journals from Universidad Nacional, University of Costa Rica, Instituto Tecnológico and Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencias y Tecnología. Her interests are volunteering, learning Italian and Mandarin, reading, writing and traveling. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.