Dr. O.A. Cleveland is Professor Emeritus at Mississippi State University. From 1977 until 2000, he was Institute Professor of Agribusiness, Professor of Agricultural Economics, and Marketing Specialist at Mississippi State University. Prior to that he held the title of Vice President and Senior Cotton and Citrus Analyst for Merrill Lynch in New York, NY. Dr. Cleveland received his undergraduate and masters from Mississippi State University, and was awarded his PhD from Oklahoma State University in 1977.