Frank Ninkovich received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1978 and has been teaching at St. John's since 1980. He is the author of The Diplomacy of Ideas: U.S. Foreign Policy and Cultural Relations, 1938-1950 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1981; paperback edition Imprint Publications, 1995); Germany and the United States: The Transformation of the German Question Since 1945 (Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1988; revised and updated edition, 1994); Modernity and Power: A History of the Domino Theory in the Twentieth Century (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994); U.S. Information Policy and Cultural Diplomacy (New York: Foreign Policy Association, 1995); The Wilsonian Century: U.S. Foreign Policy Since 1900. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999); The United States and Imperialism (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2001); and, most recently, Global Dawn: The Cultural Foundation of American Internationalism, 1865-1900 (Harvard University Press, 2009). He is co-editor with Liping Bu of The Cultural Turn: Essays in the History of U.S. Foreign Relations (Chicago: Imprint Publications, 2001) and co-editor of a forthcoming volume of essays, Global America. At the moment, he is working on a history of American exceptionalism in foreign affairs.