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John V. Stone

John V. Stone

Co-Director & Senior Research Scientist

Center for the Study of Standards in Society (CS3)
Department of Sociology
Michigan State University
425-A Berkey Hall

(517) 355-2384

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John V. Stone is Co-Director and Senior Research Scientist at the Center for the Study of Standards in Society (CS3) at Michigan State University. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Anthropology from the University of South Florida. As an applied anthropologist, Dr. Stone’s research centers on ethnographic approaches to public participation and standards in emerging technologies, through which he seeks to promote more equitable social access to and outcomes of those processes. He directs and assists with numerous activities at CS3, including building a diverse portfolio of standards-related research, education and outreach; research conception and grant development; project research and management; administration and staff and student supervision; and graduate course development and occasional instruction. Prior to joining CS3 in 2002, Dr. Stone held notable positions with Formative Evaluation Research Associates, the International Association for Great Lakes Research, the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, and the Great Lakes Commission. Earlier in his career Dr. Stone participated in social impact assessment studies conducted through Oak Ridge National Laboratory and later at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research, where he helped develop the ‘Risk Perception Mapping’ (RPM) methodology for social assessment of controversial facilities and technologies. He is presently leading a multi-year effort supported by the USDA to develop RPM capacity within the Cooperative Extension System to link local knowledges with public policies for agrifood nanotechnologies. Dr. Stone holds a seat on the Nanotechnology Standards Panel of the American National Standards Institute, co-founded the Risk Assessment and Policy Association, is a Fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology, and holds occasional membership in the International Association for Public Participation and the International Association for Impact Assessment. He was awarded the Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Anthropology Fellowship in 1999, served as the Inaugural Fellow to the Great Lakes Commission Fellowship Program, and as an invited participant to the Enivronmental Protection Agency’s National Dialogue on Public Involvement in EPA Decisions. Dr. Stone has 25+ years experience in applied social research, authored more than 30 scientific publications and technical reports, and delivered more than 85 presentations to professional and scientific societies and government agencies.