Dan Monroe is Associate Professor and John C. Griswold Distinguished Professor of History at Millikin University. Monroe specializes in American History, and has given regular talks on Lincoln throughout the Midwest. 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 working on his fourth book - a study of everyday life in the antebellum U.S. He has been a member of Millikin’s history department since 2006.
David Alvis is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Wofford College. He received his Ph.D. from Fordham University in New York in Political Science and his Masters in American Studies from the University of Dallas. At Wofford, he teaches courses on American Politics including: The American Presidency, Constitutional Law, and Political Parties. His publications include articles on the Electoral College, Progressivism and early twentieth century politics, and the Obama Presidency. He has also published articles on John Ford’s The Searchers and is currently completing a piece on Michelangelo’s David. With co-authors Jeremy Bailey and Flagg Taylor, he recently published the book The Contested Removal Power, 1789-2010.