- Director, Education Abroad; Assistant Professor of Modern Languages
Professor Erik Kulke teaches Spanish language, literature and civilization courses, as well as cultural awareness and Global Heritage classes. As the Director of Education Abroad, he works with Carthage students as they prepare for and participate in their international study experiences.
In addition to living and studying in Spain and Latin America, Prof. Kulke has taught English in Spain and Mexico. His academic interests include pre-Colombian civilizations, which has led him to travel throughout Latin America to explore numerous archeological sites from Mexico to Peru. He has traveled with groups of students to Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula to study Mayan culture and civilization, exploring ruins throughout the peninsula.
Prof. Kulke is active in promoting wellness and congeniality among faculty and staff members through the organization of such events as the All-Carthage Golf Outing. He has an M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College. He joined the Carthage faculty in 1999.
- M.A. — University of Wisconsin-Madison
- B.A. — Gustavus Adolphus College
- MLA 2200 Cultural Awareness Orientation
- SPN 2010 Intermediate Spanish I
- SPN 2020 Intermediate Spanish II
- SPN 3080 Spanish Speaking World: Social, Political, Economic Issues
- SPN 3090 Spanish Speaking World: Cultural and Intellectual Life
- SPN 3110 Interpreting Written Texts in Spanish
- SPN 4240 Hispanic Theater