Claudia P. Vance

Department Chair

Professor, Modern Foreign Languages

       Claudia P. Vance


I joined the faculty at the University of North Alabama at the rank of Instructor in August 1996 and became an Assistant Professor of Spanish upon completion of my dissertation in May 1999. In 2006, I was promoted to Associate Professor, and in 2012 I became chair of the department of Foreign Languages. I was promoted to full professor in 2016. I began my third appointment as chair in summer 2020, and I believe that this and other positions I have held at UNA over the last twenty years have afforded me the privilege to be involved in a variety of rewarding teaching, research, and service activities.

Research Interests

  • Modern Spanish Literature, Latin American Literature, Study Abroad, Online Language Instruction


  •   Romance Languages (PhD)
    The University of Alabama
  •   Spanish (MA)
    The University of Alabama
  •   Spanish and French (BA)
    University of North Alabama

Selected Intellectual Contributions

  • Claudia P. Vance. 2009. Alabama Severe Weather Awareness Week Booklet.
  • Claudia P. Vance and Keith William Lindley. 2008. “Buenos Días, Y’all: The Impact of Hispanic Immigration on Northwest Alabama".
  • Claudia P. Vance. 2006. Manual para estudiantes/Intervención de conducta: 2006-2007.
  • Claudia P. Vance. 2005. “Problem-Based Learning in the Business Language Classroom”.
  • Claudia P. Vance. 2004. "Problem-Based Learning in the Classroom; Essential Activities for Engaging Students in a Commercial Language Course".
  • Claudia P. Vance. 2003. Manual para estudiantes/Intervención de conducta: 2003-2004.
  • Claudia P. Vance. 2002. “Una Conversación Con Travis E. York, Presidente de la Junta Directiva” and “Una Conversación con Amit H. Roy, Presidente y Jefe Ejecutivo”.