Daniel Kaiser (1945- ), a noted historian of Russia, was a tenured professor in the History Department at Grinnell College from 1979 to 2008. He received his undergraduate degree from Wheaton College in 1967 and his master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Chicago in 1970 and 1977, respectively. In addition to his work at Grinnell, Kaiser has taught at King's College (Briarcliff Manor, New York), Trinity College (Deerfield, Illinois), Harvard University, the University of Chicago, Cambridge University, and the University of California, Los Angeles. He has also won numerous research fellowships that have enabled him to study in Moscow, Leningrad, and Helsinki. Kaiser has been a prodigious writer, editor, and translator. He has authored more than 100 articles and reviews and published four books. The first of these, The Growth of the Law in Medieval Russia (1980), won the John Nichols Brown Award of the Medieval Academy of America. Outside of his career, Kaiser enjoys learning about Prairie School architecture and singing choral music. He is the husband of Jonnelle Marie Marwin, with whom he has two children, Nina Marie Kaiser and Andrew Eliot Kaiser.