Steven M. Gillon is Resident Historian for The History Channel and professor of history at the University of Oklahoma. He has written numerous books and articles about modern American politics and culture. His most recent book, The Pact: Bill Clinton, Newt Gingrich, and the Rivalry that Defined a Generation
(Oxford, 2008) examines the polarization of American politics in the 1990s. In addition to his scholarly work, Professor Gillon hosts shows and serves as an on-air consultant for The History Channel. From 1998-2006, he anchored The History Channel Sunday morning current events program, HistoryCENTER. He is currently working on a book/documentary series that will look at critical presidential decisions. He received his Ph.D. from Brown University.