The Center for Middletown Studies sponsors the Comparative Urban Studies series with Lexington Books, a division of Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. It is an outgrowth of the center's work on small cities in both the U.S. and abroad. The editorial staff is as follows:  Kenneth Hall (Ball State University), Lead Editor, and James Connolly (Center for Middletown Studies, Ball State University) and Steven Morillo (Wabash College), Associate Editors.

The series encourages innovative studies of urbanism, contemporary and historical, from a multidisciplinary (e.g., architecture, art, anthropology, culture, economics, history, literature, sociology, technological), comparative, and/or global perspective. For more information go to the publisher’s Web site or contact James Connolly.