Robert H. Stockman obtained his Master’s degree and doctorate in Religious Studies from Harvard University, where he specialized in history of religion in the United States. He is the author of The Bahá’í Faith in America, volumes 1 and 2, which cover Bahá’í events in the United States from 1892 to 1900 and 1901 to 1912 respectively; Thornton Chase: The First American Bahá’í; `Abdu’l-Bahá in America, a volume that reviews `Abdu’l-Bahá’s 8-month journey across North America; the Bahá’í Faith: A Guide for the Perplexed, which is an introductory text; a book about the Bahá’í Faith and nonviolence; and various articles on Bahá’í history and theology. He also edited The World of the Bahá’í Faith, a 51-chapter survey of the Faith published by Routledge. He is Director of the Wilmette Institute and has served on the boards of World Order magazine and the Bahá’í encyclopedia project. He is an instructor of religious studies at Indiana University South Bend.