Dr. Clarence Maloney grew up in South India, in a missionary family. He took his Ph.D. in South Asia regional Studies and anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania and has taught anthropology and Asian studies at American universities for 10 years. He has lived in Bangladesh for 9 years, first as a visiting professor at Rajshahi University, in the Institute of Bangladesh Studies, and then working in a variety of development projects in rural credit, rural industries, population, cooperatives, local government, area planning, and evaluation. He recently also worked in India, Pakistan, Indonesia, and the Maldives. He is the Consulting Associate for South Asia for the Universities Field Staff International (Indianapolis).