A graduate of the University of Oregon, Dr. Allen M. Parelius is a retired Associate Professor Emeritus of Education, Indiana University South Bend. Dr. Parelius received a California State Doctoral Fellowship in Special Education Administration and is a Fellow of the American Association on Mental Deficiency (1970), now know as the American Association on Intellectual and Physical Disabilities. He has taught at Saint Louis University, University of Missouri Saint Louis, University of British Columbia, Adams State College (Colorado State University), and Fort Lewis College. He served as Director of Special Education programs at Saint Louis University and Indiana University South Bend as well as for the San Juan Board of Cooperative Services, Durango, Colorado. Dr. Parelius taught regular and special education classes in California and establish the first education program at Sunny Hills Services, a residential treatment center for severely emotionally disturbed adolescents in Marin County, California. His areas of expertise include the education of pupils with severe emotional impairments, special education administration, and accountability systems. Dr. Parelius enjoys road running, biking, kayaking, golfing, and both cross country and downhill skiing as well as being an avid photographer. He resides with his wife Karen in Midland, Michigan during the winter and at their log cabin on Clear Lake north of West Branch, Michigan during the summer months.