Dr. Patrick Hotle, the John A. Sperry Jr. Endowed Chair of Humanities, taught at C-SC for 30 years before retiring in 2023 and was then named faculty emeritus. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Iowa, his Master of Philosophy in international relations, and his PhD in history from Cambridge University in England. Hotle was a Fulbright Scholar in Turkey and a Schusterman Fellow at Brandeis University. He began his career teaching high school at Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He then taught at the American-Nicaraguan School in Nicaragua, the Cairo-American College in Egypt, St. John’s International School in Belgium, the American School of the Hague in the Netherlands before joining the faculty at Culver-Stockton College. Hotle has received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and the President’s Award for Exemplary Service. He has authored books on the Renaissance, Egypt and the Middle East, and Russia. He enjoys traveling, horses, and music. He is married to Mary Oatman, a 1979 graduate of C-SC.

Patrick Hotle