Dr. Juan Valencia
Professor of Spanish
Monday/Wednesday/Friday - 1:00-1:30 & 2:30-4:00
B.A. University of North Carolina at Wilmington
M.A. and Ph.D., Florida State University, Tallahassee
Teaching interests: Colombian Literature and Creative Writing
A native of Colombia, Professor Valencia brings to Truman a wealth of experience as a Spanish translator and as an accomplished playwright. He teaches all levels of Spanish including specialty courses such as Spanish-English translation and Colombian Literature. He wrote Consumiendo Consumo and wrote and directed El Callejón. His play Samuel has since been made into a movie. Professor Valencia is also the co-founder of Revista Azulejos, an on-line magazine devoted to publishing creative works in Spanish. He also serves as advisor to the Spanish club and soccer club, and as co-advisor to the triathlon club. In addition to these pursuits, he also enjoys playing and coaching soccer, and marathon running.