Charles received his B.S. and M.S. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Ghana Legon, and Alcorn State University respectively. He worked as a Junior Technical Officer with the Rice Sector Support project (RSSP) under the Ministry of Food and Agriculture in Ghana. He also served as a Research Associate at the Mississippi Small Farms and Agribusiness Center in Lorman, MS. Charles is currently a doctoral student in the program of Natural Resource Economics under the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design.