Joseph (José) C. McClanahan, PhD

Joseph (José) C. McClanahan, PhD

Joseph (José) C. McClanahan, PhD

Associate Professor
Chair, Modern Languages and Literatures, HCCA 111-B
College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise/Specializations

  • Spanish for Medical Professionals, Peninsular Literature and Culture, Study Abroad

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Modern Languages and Literatures

Position

  • Associate Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • School of Medicine

Teaching Activity

  • All levels of the Spanish language
  • Healthcare for Hispanics and Immigrants in the US
  • Peninsular culture and literature
  • Spanish for Medical Professionals
  • Study Abroad
  • Theater from Spain

Biography

Dr. Joseph (José) McClanahan is the current Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Creighton. He teaches at all levels of the curriculum, including language, literature, and culture courses abroad. He has taught in Latin America and in Spain. Recently, his research interests focus on contemprary Spanish theater, Afro-Puerto Rican literature written by women, and the scholarship of teaching and learning, specifically related to Languages for Special Purposes. He also has a strong interest in curricular development and design that centers on new students entering the university. He has also led student educational trips to almost every continent on the globe.

Publications and Presentations

Books

Articles

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Presentations

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Study Abroad and student learning, Contemporary Peninsular Theater, Role of Immigration in Literature and Film, Undergraduate Research in the Humanities, Study Abroad, Trans-Atlantic Literature (Focusing on Afro-Hispanic Authors and Themes), Foreign Language Pedagogy, Study Abroad

Current Research Projects

  • Contemporary Peninsular Drama, Role of Immigration in Literature and Film, Undergraduate Research in the Humanities, Study Abroad, Trans-Atlantic Literature, Foreign Language Pedagogy

Grant Funding Received

  • AEA Grant, Summer 2008 Project: “Assessing the Foreign Language Requirement of the Core Curriculum: Maximizing the Student Learning Experience

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Faculty Member, Greek Societies of Creighton University, 2013
  • Magis Moderator of the Year, Divsion of Student Services, 2011