William E. Skutans is a native of Germany who was appointed Lecturer at the Social and International Studies Department at Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia, in August 2008. In the United States, he earned his B.A. degree from Northern Illinois University in International Relations, and M.A. degree in History from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, Illinois, in 1980 and 1989 respectively. His teaching concentration is mainly focused on World Civilizations to 1500, World Civilizations since 1500, United States History to 1877 and United States History since 1877.