An accomplished journalist, writer, and professor, Nick has received awards from the Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Program, and the IREX (International Research and Exchanges Board. He won an Emmy in 1991 for his work on Twin Cities Public Television’s (TPT’s) Television and Democracy in Russia. Today, he is a professor of history and holds the University Chair in Critical Thinking at the College of Saint Benedict – Saint John’s University in Minnesota.

He is also a contributing writer for www.MinnPost.com – the premier political blog in Minnesota. You can access his articles for MinnPost here. Additionally, Nick is a founding editor of the Avon Hills Salon , a blog devoted to public intellectual life.

His first work of creative non-fiction, a memoir And One Fine Morning Memories of My Father (Nodin 2010) was a regional best seller.  He is currently working on a second memoir, “Looking for Leningrad: My Soviet Life.”

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