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
  • 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:

  • Field Studies: Russia 2017: A Revolutionary Journey
  • Series Co-editor: Americans in Revolutionary Russia, Slavica Publishers
  • Comrade Rhys: An American in Revolutionary Russia (forthcoming, 2017)

 

Selected Publications, Presentations, Performances, Books:

  • Co-editor, New Perspectives on Russian-American Relations (Routledge, 2016)
  • 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)
  • In Search of Legality: Mikhail M. Speranskii and the Codification of Russian Law (East European Monographs) New York: Columbia University Press, 2001.
     

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