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Gustavo S. Mesch is a Professor of Sociology and the  Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Haifa.

He holds a PhD degree in Sociology from the Ohio State University (1993).

His research interests are technology and society, social effects of new media, youth internet culture, social networks on-line and offline.

He is currenlty studying patterns of cyber fraud scams, identity theft and the use of preventive measures, a study funded by the Ministery of Science and Technology of Israel.

He has served as Chair of the Information & Communication Section of the American Sociological Association.

and Editor-in-Chief of the Sociological Focus, the official Journal of the North Central Sociological Association (U.S.)