Meet some of our newest faculty members: Dr. Erik Wade


What classes are you teaching this year?

Three sections of the American Idea and one section of LA Literary Culture.

What is your favorite food and/or drink?

Platanos and Cheerwine.

Where are you from?

I was born in San Jose, California, but I was raised in Eden, North Carolina, Greenbelt, Maryland, Atlanta, Georgia, and Tampa, Florida.

What kind of music do you listen to?

Mostly Neo Soul and R&B. My favorite group is Jamiroquai and my favorite artist is Stevie Wonder.

Fun fact?

I worked at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.

Interesting hobby?

I’ve collected almost every single movie ticket stub since high school.