Dr. Brian Ray is the president of the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI). He has published numerous journal articles and books, been repeatedly interviewed by major media, served as an expert witness in many court cases on homeschooling, and testified to legislatures regarding educational issues. Dr. Ray is a leading international expert in research on homeschooling. Brian and Betsy have been married 33 years and have eight children and four grandchildren. They live on a small farm in western Oregon.