William Benton Whisenhunt is Professor of History at College of DuPage. He holds a Ph.D. in Russian history from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has published seven books on Russian history, with a focus on Russian-American relations. In 2006, he was a J. William Fulbright Senior Scholar at Ryazan' State University in Russia. He is currently co-managing editor of Journal of Russian American Studies (JRAS). He is also co-series editor of Americans in Revolutionary Russia series from Slavica Publishers.