Anthony Bing was a professor of English and director of the Peace and Global studies at Earlham College for 30 years. While at Earlham he began and led the Great Lakes College Association's Jerusalem studies program that took college students abroad to study the conflict. Bing is a Quaker and active on Middle East issues since teaching in Lebanon in 1967. He has led over 40 delegations to the Middle East. He now resides in North Carolina.