Professor of History

  • Carl Johann Library - 205C
  • History Department
  • (573) 288-6000 Ext. 6394


Dr. Patrick Hotle joined the Culver-Stockton faculty in August 1993. He teaches courses on world civilizations, European arts and letters, the Middle East, Age of the Crusades, medieval Europe, Renaissance and Reformation Europe, Tudor and Stewart Britain, classical Greece and Rome and Europe's 20th Century. He is the chair of the history and foreign language department.

Hotle helped established the study abroad program at Culver-Stockton. He has taken students on study abroad courses to Turkey, England, Italy, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Austria, southeast Asia, Israel and Russia.

He was named the John A. Sperry Endowed Chair in Humanities in 2003 and was the recipient of the Helsabeck Prize for Excellence in Teaching at C-SC in 2009. He also won the Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Missouri Department of Higher Education in 1999.

Hotle was one of 19 faculty members from around the United States who made a presentation in July 2016 at a seminar in Washington, D.C., that focused on Herodotus, the ancient Greek writer often referred to as the "father of history." He also chaired a session at a conference in February 2018 at Israel's University of Haifa that commemorated the 800th anniversary of the Fifth Crusade, which started in 1217. He is a fellow of the Schusterman Center at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass.

Before coming to C-SC, Hotle taught at the American School of the Hague in Wassenaar, the Netherlands; St. John's International School in Waterloo, Belgium; Cairo American College in Ma'adi, Cairo, Egypt; American-Nicaraguan School in Managua, Nicaragua; and Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Hotle's hobbies are bicycling, horses, playing the piano, fencing, travel and reading. He lives in Quincy, Ill., with his wife, Mary.


1980 -- B.A., History and Social Studies Education, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
1985 -- M.Phil., International Relations, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England
1992 -- Ph.D., History, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England

Professor of History

Patrick Hotle