John O’Sullivan was named the Professor of Sustainable Agriculture, Local and Community Food Systems, North Carolina A&T State University Greensboro NC in 2010. He serves as co-Director of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) a 2,000 acre research station and outreach program, coordinating research, extension and educational programs for apprentices and interns. He has a PHD (History) UCLA, an MS (Agricultural Economics) Auburn University; an MA (African Studies) UCLA and a BA (History) from Stanford University. O’Sullivan has served as a Cooperative Extension Small Farm Program Specialist working in community leadership and economic development in rural North Carolina since 1983. He has led sustainable agriculture programs in North Carolina and for the Southern Region SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) program. He is author of articles on agriculture and research and on agricultural economic development program evaluation. Dr O’Sullivan served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural housing in Ivory Coast, West Africa. He has worked on development short term agricultural project assignments in Mali, Guinea, Senegal, Rwanda, Central African Republic, Southern Sudan. He was a faculty member on the Semester at Sea World Voyage Fall 2008. He has conducted training presentations on agricultural development and program evaluation in Ivory Coast, Guinea, South Africa and Kazakhstan.