Dan Monroe is Associate Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History and Political Science 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 received the Heiligenstein Award for Teaching Excellence and was a fellow at the Virginia Historical Society and Lincoln Legal Papers. Monroe is currently 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 member of Millikin’s History and Political Science Department since 2006.