Department of Political Science
2115 G St. NW, Monroe Hall 440
Washington, DC 20052

Phone: (202) 994-6290
Fax: (202) 994-1974

Clarence Stone

Title — Research Professor of Political Science and Public Policy

Address — 805 21st Street

Office — MPA Building 602

Phone — (202) 994-8871

E-mail —

Areas of Expertise —

Urban politics; Comparative local politics; School reform politics; Political leadership; Agenda setting


Ph.D., Duke University, 1963


Clarence Stone (Ph.D., Duke University, 1963) is Research Professor of Political Science and Public Policy. His teaching interests center on urban politics and comparative local politics. His research interests include the theory and practice of local democracy, urban education, and the local agenda-setting process.  Stone is also Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland.


His most recent book is Building Civic Capacity: The Politics of Reforming Urban Schools, (2001) co-authored with Jeffrey Henig, Bryan Jones, and Carol Pierannunzi. Other books include Changing Urban Education (1998), Regime Politics (1989), and Economic Growth and Neighborhood Discontent (1976).