Professor Michael Lee has spent 20 years teaching, researching and consulting in sustainability and related areas. He received his doctorate in geography from the London School of Economics in 1989 where he researched water harvesting systems, then consulted internationally on water conservation and protection. He first taught at the Pan-American School of Agriculture in Honduras where he managed part of a USAID-funded global Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resources Management program. He joined the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at California State University East Bay (CSUEB) in 1996 and soon thereafter developed his course on Sustainable Development. He also teaches classes on Sustainable Resource Management, Sustainable Cities, and Global Change among others, and has consulted nationally and internationally on different aspects of sustainability, most recently on sustainable water resources and sustainable food systems. He was appointed CSUEB’s Faculty in Residence for Sustainability & Pedagogy for 2011-12.