Stuart S. Nagel was Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was secretary-treasurer and publications coordinator of the Policy Studies Organization and coordinator of the Dirksen-Stevenson Institute and MKM Research Center.
His major awards include fellowships and grants from the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, National Science Foundation, National Social Science Council, East-West Center, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. His previous positions include being an attorney to the U.S. Senate Judicial Committee, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Legal Services Corp. He has been a professor at the University of Arizona and Penn State.
He is the author or editor of such relevant books as Multi-Criteria Methods for Alternative Dispute Resolution (Quorum 1990), Systematic Analysis in Dispute Resolution (Quorum, 1991), and Dispute Resolution: Processes and Substantive Applications (Quorum, 2001).