Valentine Udoh James was the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, USA. He was the Dean of Graduate Studies at Fayetteville State University, USA from February of 2008 to June of 2008. He served as the Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Fayetteville State University from August of2004 – February 2008. He is also a full professor who specializes in Sustainable Development and Environmental Sciences with particular emphasis on the environmental issues of developing countries. He has held tenure track/tenured positions at University of Louisiana, Lafayette; University of Virginia in Charlottesville; Southern University in Baton Rouge, where he served as the Director of the Ph.D. Program in Public Policy and Interim Chair of the Master of Public Administration Department. Dr. James has authored and edited fourteen books. He is the recipient of scholarly awards such as The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Diplomacy Fellowship, Fulbright -Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship and The University of California Presidential Fellowship. He has worked for the United States Agency for International Development. Dr. James holds a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Science from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas; an MA. in Environmental Science from Governors State University, University Park, Illinois and a B.S. in Biology from Tusculum College, Greeneville, Tennessee. He studied liberal arts at the American College of Rome in Rome, Italy.