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Erik Ladner is a Lecturer in Spanish and Portuguese at Iowa State University. Dr. Ladner received his BA in Spanish and French and his MA in Spanish from the University of Northern Iowa. He later received his Ph.D. in Hispanic Literature from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006. Dr. Ladner has studied and researched abroad in several locations in Spain and has traveled extensively in France, Mexico and Brazil.

In 2016, Dr. Ladner traveled the length of the Camino de Santiago, hiking the final two weeks of the Camino Francés from León to Santiago de Compostela and has since offered an Honors Seminar on the Camino de Santiago.

During his career, Dr. Ladner has taught all levels of undergraduate courses in Spanish, including courses in Spanish Composition and Conversation, Spanish for the Professions, Spain Today, Modern Spanish Theater, and seminars in Spanish literature and culture. Dr. Ladner has also taught Brazil Today.

In 2017 Dr. Ladner and Prof. Jean-Pierre Taoutel traveled to Andalucía, Spain and Tangiers, Morocco to explore a new short-term study abroad program related to Islamic Spain. This program is planned to debut in May 2018. For more information about this program, please visit:



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Office: 2114 Pearson Hall
Phone: (515) 294-7475
Email: eladner@iastate.edu