Erik Ladner

Associate Teaching Professor of Spanish


Dept:World Languages And Cultures
Office:3118b Pearson
505 Morrill Rd.
Ames IA


Erik Ladner is an Associate Teaching Professor in Spanish at Iowa State University. He received his BA in Spanish and French in 1995 and his MA in Spanish in 1997 from the University of Northern Iowa. He later received his Ph.D.  in Hispanic Literature from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006, specializing in Modern Peninsular Literature with an emphasis in 20th – 21st  Century Spanish Theater. Dr. Ladner has studied and researched abroad in several locations in Spain (Cáceres, Soria, Santiago de Compostela and Madrid) and has also traveled extensively in France, Mexico and Brazil.

During his career Dr. Ladner has taught all levels of undergraduate courses in Spanish, including courses in Spanish Composition and Conversation, Spain Today, Spanish for the Professions and seminars in Spanish literature and culture. Dr. Ladner has also taught Honors seminars about the Camino de Santiago, which he walked part of in 2016, and about Spain’s Islamic heritage. Dr. Ladner also has served as co-director of ISU’s Brazil Study Tour (2005-2007) and as co-director of ISU’s Andalucia program (2018).