Dan Monroe is the John C. Griswold Distinguished Professor of History at Millikin University.
Professor Monroe earned a doctorate in history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he worked with Professor Robert W. Johannsen. He received the Heiligenstein Award for Teaching Excellence and was a fellow at the Virginia Historical Society and Lincoln Legal Papers. Monroe 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 is currently working on his fourth book, a study of every day life in the antebellum U.S.