Patrick Hotle is the John Sperry Jr. Endowed Chair in Humanities at Culver-Stockton College. Before coming to Missouri, he taught in Nicaragua, Egypt, Belgium and the Netherlands. He is also the secretary of the Dr. Richard Eells House, a site on the Underground Railroad Museum. He has authored a number of books and articles on world history and is currently working on a book on abolitionism on the Missouri/Illinois border. Patrick holds an M.Phil and PhD from Queens’ College Cambridge in England.