BIOGRAPHY

Allen Quist is Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minnesota. He is a widely recognized writer and speaker throughout the United States. Allen Quist is author of five books, the most recent being America’s Schools: The Battleground for Freedom. Quist authored the best-selling book, FedEd: The New Federal Curriculum and How It's Enforced. In his books he explains the federal No Child Left Behind legislation and programs such as International Baccalaureate, he describes the math and reading wars, and he discusses the effects of international agreements on our schools. Quist writes about the preservation of America's sovereignty, our commitment to truth and unalienable rights, and our resolve to pass our liberty on to the next generation.

Prof. Quist served three terms in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1983 to 1988. In the Minnesota House he served as Chair of the Social Services Subcommittee and also served on the House Education Committee. He was chief author of the bill that created Minnesota’s Department of Jobs and Training.  Prof. Quist played an influential role in legalizing home schools in Minnesota. He was one of seven delegates elected from Minnesota to the White House Conference on Families in 1980.

Allen Quist has been a member of two school boards and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, MN), a Master of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota, Mankato, and a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary (Mankato, MN). He and his wife Julie live in rural St. Peter, Minnesota.