William Chase Taubman is an American political scientist. His biography of Nikita Khrushchev won the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 2004 and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography in 2003.
He is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science and received a B.A. from Harvard University in 1962; an M.A. from Columbia University in 1965; a Certificate of the Russian Institute, 1965; and Ph.D., Columbia University, 1969.
He is the brother of diplomatic journalist Philip Taubman.