Dr. Anthony Jones is the Vice President and Executive Director of the Gorbachev Foundation of North America and a Professor of Sociology and Anthropology since 1993 at Northeastern University.

He holds a doctorate from Princeton University in Sociology and is interested in the study of the former socialist societies, with a special emphasis on Russia. He is also a fellow at Harvard University’s Russian Research Center, and is the editor of three journals. He has been a visiting professor at the Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne), is a visiting researcher at the University of Versailles, a Membre d’Honneur of the Center for Mediterranean Studies, University of Nice, and an occasional speaker at the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies in Malta.

He has carried out research on education and economic development, and is writing books on the legacy of the Gorbachev period, and Russia’s new capitalists. Dr. Jones is also in the midst of researching the trends in social and economic development in the Mediterranean region that have implications for regional security, cooperation, and integration. 

Dr. Jones  is the author (with W. Moskoff) of Koops: The Rebirth of Entrepreneurship in the Soviet Union (Indiana University Press) and the editor of Soviet Social Problems (Westview Press),  Professions and the State (Temple University Press), Perestroika and the Economy (Sharpe Publishers), In Search of Pluralism (Westview Press), The Great Market Debate in the Soviet Economy (Sharpe Publishers), and Education and Society in the New Russia (Sharpe).