Russell A. Stone has research and teaching interests that include development, public opinion, social change, Middle Eastern and Third World societies, and environmental sociology. He has published on social change in Israel and the Middle East, and co-edited Critical Essays on Israeli Social Issues and Scholarship. Served as advisory editor for a book series on Israel Studies at SUNY Press. He was Director of American University’s Center for Israel Studies, and was formerly administrative officer of the Association for Israeli Studies. Prof. Stone has been a consultant to research projects on environmental attitudes at Academic Sinica in Taiwan and worked on comparative studies of Palestinian and Israeli political and social attitudes, based on public opinion polls, as well as on comparative international attitude and value studies toward issues of peace.