Dr. William Clary
Associate Professor of Spanish
Ph.D., University of Missouri
M.A., University of Missouri
B.A., University of Missouri
Office: LL9 Walton Fine Arts Center
William Clary’s deep rooted interest in Latin America extends back to the 1970’s when he began exploring and traveling through the region on his own. Subsequently, Dr. Clary returned to graduate school in 1984, to obtain advanced degrees in Spanish and Latin American literature. He came to the University of the Ozarks in 2006, after teaching as a professor of Spanish at Stephens College in Missouri for 11 years.
Dr. Clary’s interests center on Spanish American Literature, nineteenth century Spanish American narrative and particularly Central American Literature. He is also engaged in Latin American history and teaches a course on Latin American civilization every year. During the summers Dr. Clary works in the circuit court system of Missouri and Arkansas as a certified court interpreter.
Dr. Clary is committed to the Spanish major and minor offered at the University of the Ozarks and would like to continue growing the number of students who select this most important field of study. Recently, with the assistance of Dr. Frank Knight, Dr. Clary organized and carried out an interdisciplinary course devoted to Mexico and the incredible migration of Monarch butterflies that make the trip every year. The course culminated in a trip to Mexico in January of this year. Next year, another interdisciplinary course is planned whose focus will be the culture of the Maya in southern Mexico.