Jerry J. Bigner, PhD, is Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO 80523, and retired in 2004 after 36 years of service in higher education. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of life-span human development, parent-child relations, theories of human development and family studies, marriage and family relationships, early childhood education, and research methods in human development and family studies. He also has completed all course work and practicum requirements in marriage and family therapy and continues to work towards licensure in this area. His text,Parent-Child Relations, is now in its 8 th edition, and he has two published texts in life-span human development and family studies. He is the author or co-author of over 50 research articles focusing primarily on parent-child relations as well as relationship and family therapy issues. He is Editor of theJournal of GLBT Family Studiesand serves on Editorial Board of theJournal of Couple and Relationship Therapy. He is a research member of the American Family Therapy Academy and is a member of the National Council on Family Relations. Dr. Bigner is a 2005 Centennial Laureate Award recipient of the College of Human Sciences, Florida State University. He also is the 2007 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient of the College of Human Sciences, Florida State University.