Jeffrey English received his DBA in organizational studies from the Grenoble Ecole de Management in Grenoble, France. He has a B.A in German from Illinois State University, and also studied at the University of Denver, earning his LL.M. in taxation, and Juris Doctor in law, from the Sturm College of Law, and his M.A. in international economics from the Graduate School of International Studies (now the Josef Korbel School of International Studies). His research focuses on social value in hybrid organizations, localized economies, and the organic industry, while his teaching interests include international affairs, leadership and business ethics. He is a Central Illinois native, having grown up on a farm three miles from Starved Rock.