W. Bruce Lincoln

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For the professor of religion, see Bruce Lincoln.

W. Bruce Lincoln (September 6, 1938 – April 9, 2000) was a scholar of early 20th century Russian history. Lincoln graduated with an A.B. and a Ph.D in 1960 and 1966 from the College of William and Mary and University of Chicago, respectively.


Lincoln taught at Memphis State University from 1966–67 and at Northern Illinois University from 1967-99. Among his most prominent positions at NIU were:

  • Presidential Research Professor, 1982-1986
  • University Research Professor, 1986-1990
  • Distinguished Research Professor and NIU Foundation Professor for Russian History, 1990-1999
  • Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus, 1999-Death



Lee Congdon, "W. Bruce Lincoln, 1938-2000," Slavic Review (Spring 2001) 60 no. 1, 229-230.

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