E.G. Nadeau has an undergraduate degree in sociology from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been researching, developing, teaching, and writing about cooperatives and community development for more than 45 years, beginning with his work as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal in 1970. From February 2014 to September 2015, Nadeau served as the research director for the US Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC), and organized the International Cooperative Research Group, a division of OCDC. In 2012, Nadeau wrote “The Cooperative Solution: How the United States can tame recessions, reduce inequality, and protect the environment.” He also co-authored “Cooperation Works!” with David Thompson in 1996. E.G. Nadeau was the founding director of Cooperative Development Services in 1985, a pioneering co-op business-planning organization in the United States. During a period of 30 years, from 1985 to the present, Nadeau has been doing domestic and international co-op consulting work for Cooperative Development Services, the National Cooperative Business Association/CLUSA, Land O’Lakes International Development Division, the Overseas Cooperative Development Council, and other organizations. He has carried out more than 25 international cooperative development projects since 2000. Nadeau served on the faculty of the Master in Management – Cooperatives and Credit Unions program at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from 2004 to 2013. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
Luc Nadeau has a Bachelor of Science degree in ecology from Western Washington University and a Master of Science degree in ecology from Colorado State University. He is an entrepreneur, artist, and freelance ecologist, living in Longmont, Colorado. In 2015, Nadeau coauthored “The Potential for Entomophagy to Address Undernutrition” in the journal Ecology of Food and Nutrition (54:3). In 2006, he coauthored “Effects of Fire Disturbance on Grasshopper (Orthoptera: Acrididae) Assemblages of the Comanche National Grasslands, Colorado” in Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society (79:1). In 2014, he published “Journey of a Monarch Butterfly,” a children’s book he illustrated & coauthored.