MA in Language Teaching

William Dantona, MAT, EdD

Faculty, Department of Languages and Cultures & Department of Management

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William Dantona has more than 25 years of experience working with international students and professionals—always with the central goal of promoting peace and prosperity through purposeful engagement across cultures. At California State University (CSU) Chico, Dantona is International Studies faculty in the International Literatures, Languages and Cultures department. Dantona also serves as the Director of International Development in the Office of the Vice President for University Advancement and directs International Programs in Regional & Continuing Education which includes the American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI), Faculty-led Study Abroad and self-support international programs.

Previously, Dantona served as the Director of ALCI from 2006 to 2017 and has also taught Communications in Business in the CSU, Chico College of Business. In support of the intensive English program field, he has had a seat on the executive board of the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP) and is a Past President.

Prior to his CSU, Chico affiliation, Dantona was full-time language specialist at the University of Pennsylvania's English Language Programs where he coordinated the Summer Institute for International Business Students pre-MBA program.

Before UPENN, Dantona was at the School for International Training (SIT) and World Learning for Business (WLfB) where he had been serving as an academic preparation and corporate language trainer as well as a workforce language proficiency consultant. He has conducted language training for graduate-level international students as well high-potential executives from international corporate and governmental entities, including ABN-AMRO Bank, JPMorgan-Chase, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, McKinsey Consultants Group, KEPCO, Toyota, Goldman-Sachs and Proctor & Gamble.

William has also been engaged in secondary and post-secondary instruction (University of Puerto Rico, Greenfield Community College, Massachusetts) and graduate-level teacher-training research in both US and international settings. After completing coursework and a two-year research program in Nepal, William earned his M.A.T. from SIT in 1998. He completed the Wharton School of Business Management Program in 2004. He now makes his home in Chico, California with his wife, and two daughters.