Daniel R. Kempton (Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1988; BA, University of Notre Dame, 1982) is a Professor and former chair of the Department of Political Science, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, USA. He has also served as assistant chair, director of graduate studies, and director of undergraduate studies. Dr. Kempton's scholarly interests include Russian domestic politics, Russian foreign policy, missile proliferation, the international diamond trade, and global terrorism. He has received a Rhodes University Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship to South Africa, and a Pew Fellow in International Affairs to the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He has twice taught study abroad courses at Oriel College, Oxford, United Kingdom. In 2008 he will be at Tver University as a Fulbright Fellow. He has completed two books (one authored and one edited), nine journal articles, eight book chapters, four scholarly peer reviewed case studies, seventeen book reviews, eighteen co-authored reviewed essays, and twenty three conference papers. He is currently working on a book assessing Russian federalism under President Putin and a study of American extraordinary rendition in the case of terrorism.