William Benton Whisenhunt

William Benton Whisenhunt

Professor, History

Tel.: (630) 942-3144
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2626E
whisen@cod.edu

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Russian Intellectual, Cultural and Political History
  • Russian-American Relations
  • Nationalism
  • Revolution
     

Recent Courses Taught:

  • History 1110 - Western Civilization to 1600
  • History 1120 - Western Civilization since 1600
  • History 1130 - U.S. History to 1865
  • History 1140 - U.S. History since 1865
  • History 2225 - History and Culture of Russia
  • History 2235 - 20th Century World History
  • History 2237 - History of Terrorism
  • History 2267 - Native American History

 

Current Projects:

  • Russian-American Relations in the 1850's
  • Field Studies: Siberia 2014

 

Selected Publications, Presentations, Performances, Books:

  • Harrison, Marguerite, Marooned in Moscow, The Story of An American Woman Imprisoned in Soviet Russia, edited and introduced by William Benton Whisenhunt (Russian Life Books, 2011)
  • Co-editor, Russian and Soviet History: From the Time of Troubles to the Collapse of the Soviet Union (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008)
  • Co-author, A Russian Paints America: The Travels of Pavel P. Svinin, 1811-1813 (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2008)
  • "American Relief Administration," Encyclopedia of Russian History, Macmillan, 2004.
  • Published "Teaching Russian History Out of the Limelight," NewsNet (The Newsletter of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies), v.42 no. 3 (May 2002): 15-17.
  • Co-Founded and Co-Chaired, Russia Committee
  • In Search of Legality: Mikhail M. Speranskii and the Codification of Russian Law (East European Monographs) New York: Columbia University Press, 2001.
  • "The Development of Systematic Legal Education in Early Nineteenth-Century Russia," Slovo: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Russian, Eurasian, Central and East European Affairs, 13 (2001): 89-108.
     

Education:

  • Ph.D. History, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • M.A. History, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • B.A. History and Russian, Cornell College
     

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • J. William Fulbright Senior Scholar, Ryazan State University , Ryazan, Russia 2006
  • Commitment to Excellence Service Award, 1999
  • Nominated for Outstanding Faculty Award, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11