Professor Stein’s research focuses on adult Jewish learning and distance education. He is interested in adult learning processes with an emphasis on developing critical reflective thinking skills through adult education programs. He has conducted research on adult learning in the Jewish Community and currently is investigating the relationship between participation in adult Jewish education and religious practice. He has given over 150 presentations and has published a variety of articles on adult learning. Professor Stein currently serves on the Committee for Lifelong Jewish Learning of the Union for Reform Judaism. He is the co-author of Adult Learning in Community (2002) published by Jossey- Bass as part of the series New Directions in Adult and Continuing Education.