Emile (EG) Nadeau graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and earned his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His co-op career began as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal in 1970. He was the founding director of Cooperative Development Services in 1985, a pioneering co-op business planning organization in the United States. He has done consulting work on well over 50 co-op projects in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Nadeau has authored or co-authored five books and numerous articles on cooperatives and societal cooperation. He also taught more than 25 courses with cooperative themes, including as a faculty member at the International Centre for Co-operative Management at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from 2004 to 2013.