Bruce A. Glasrud is Professor Emeritus of History, California State University, East Bay; Retired Dean, School of Arts and Sciences, Sul Ross State University; a Fellow of the Texas State Historical Association and of the East Texas Historical Association; and a resident of Seguin, Texas. Born and raised in Minnesota, Glasrud received his Ph.D. in history from Texas Tech University–one of the early products of the "Texas Tech School of Black History."
A specialist in the history of blacks in Texas and the West, he is co-editor of The African American West: A Century of Short Stories (Colorado, 2000), The African American Experience in Texas (Texas Tech, 2007), Buffalo Soldiers in the West (Texas A&M, 2007), Black Women in Texas History (Texas A&M, 2008), and African Americans on the Great Plains (Nebraska, 2009). He recently, with Cary D. Wintz, published African Americans and the Presidency: The Road to the White House (Routledge, 2010). Glasrud has published sixteen books and nearly sixty scholarly articles in journals and books.