Dr. María Claudia André started at Hope in 1995. She is currently a professor of Spanish and chaired the Department of World Languages and Cultures from 2009 to 2015. She teaches all levels of Spanish, Introductory Portuguese, Translation and Interpretation and a variety of topics in Latin American cultures and literatures. 


  • Ph.D., philosophy with a modern Latin American and Spanish literature focus, State University of New York at Albany, 1995
  • B.A., translation studies and English literature with a focus on law, Universidad del Salvador, 1984

Selected Grants

  • Great Lakes College Association – Library of Congress Faculty – Student Research Program