Richard Apostle is a Professor in the Sociology and Social Anthropology Department of Dalhousie University. He received his undergraduate education at the University of Manitoba and Simon Fraser University (B.A. Honours First Class/ 1968), and his graduate education at the University of California at Berkeley (M.A./ 1970, Ph.D./ 1975). His major publications deal with maritime social science, socioeconomic segmentation, and library and information science. His current research activities focus on sustainable development and fisheries-dependent economies. He has held a series of major grants from private and public agencies for his research work.