Dan Monroe is Associate Professor of History at Millikin University. Monroe earned his doctorate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He specializes in American History and has taught seminars and given scholarly talks throughout the United States. He is the author of three books: The Republican Vision of John Tyler (2003), At Home with Illinois’ Governors: A Social History of the Illinois Executive Mansion (2002), and Shapers of the Great Debate on the Civil War: A Biographical Dictionary (2005), with co-author Dr. Bruce Tap. He was recognized as the James Millikin Scholar Faculty Member of the Year (2018-2019) and was named Distinguished Faculty Lecturer (2018). Monroe is past president of the Illinois State Historical Society and is a member of the board of the Abraham Lincoln Association. Dr. Monroe also serves as the Illinois Historian on the Board of Trustees of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. He has been a faculty member at Millikin since 2006.