Peter J. Potichnyj
Peter J. Potichnyj completed his higher education with a B.A. from Temple University and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. He taught political science at Uppsala College, Sir Wilfred Laurier University, the Ukrainian Free University, and McMaster University, where he is professor emeritus. He served as dean of law and social science at the Ukrainian Free University, as president and secretary general of the Canadian Association of Slavists, and as secretary of the International Committee of Soviet and East European Studies. He is senior fellow of CERES, University of Toronto; member of the Scholarly Council of the Hrushevsky Institute of Ukrainian Archaeography in Kyiv; and honorary professor of East China University and the Lviv Polytechnic National University. He is the author, co-author or editor of 35 books and more than 100 articles. He is also editor in chief of the Litopys UPA series of documents and memoirs on the Ukrainian liberation struggle in the twentieth century (80 volumes published to date). In 2008 he was decorated by President Yushchenko of Ukraine with the Order of Merit III Class.