Kirill Buminis the Dean of the Graduate Studies and a Full Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at Stonehill College. Prior to coming to Stonehill in Feb. 2022, Dr.Bumin spent the last 12 years at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, as a political science department faculty member and the last 5 years as the Assistant Dean of the UNCP Graduate School. Dr.Buminspecializes in post-communist and Middle East politics, with particular focus on political transitions, ethnic conflict, comparative judicial politics, and survey research on public attitudes related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Over the last four years his research focused predominantly on studying Christian Zionism in the US, among Evangelical and Born-Again community and, more recently, among Catholics. Dr.Bumin received his PhD and MA in Political Science from the University of Kentucky and his undergraduate degrees in business and political science from the High Point University.