Ronald Stockton, Ph.D.
Biography and Education
Ron Stockton is a Professor of Political Science and a Research Associate at the University of Michigan Center for Middle East and North African Studies. He is the author or co-author of five books. He was one of two Principal Investigators on the Detroit Arab American Study, a landmark public opinion study of a representative sample of 1,016 Arab Americans and Chaldeans in southeast Michigan. He has been published in Public Opinion Quarterly, Middle East Journal, Middle East Policy, Journal of Palestine Studies, Armenian Review, Michigan Academician, PS: Teaching and Political Science, Journal of the Illinois Historical Society, and Michigan Historical Review. In addition to local media outlets, he has appeared on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, Al Jazeera and BBC’s Four More channel. He was in the feature-length documentary film on Fordson High School, Faith, Fasting, and Football. The university has awarded him its Distinguished Service Award, its Distinguished Teaching Award, and its Distinguished Research Award.
Ph.D., Political Science, Michigan State University, 1973
Teaching and Research
- POL 385: Middle East Politics
- POL 355: Religion and Politics
- POL 450/550: Revolution
- POL 350: Politics of the Developing Areas
- POL 201: Introduction to Comparative Government
A Time of Turmoil, co-author with Frank Wayman; Decent and In Order (a book on church conflict with an emphasis on the role of women; Citizenship and Crisis, Arab Detroit After 9/11 (a team project); Colleagues in Conversation, A Joint Memoir (with Sidney Bolkosky). He has written curriculum units on Teaching the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and on Using Graveyards in the Classroom. He produced a photographic exhibit on Muslim Gravestones in Southeast Michigan.