Marilyn S. McKnight, M.A. is a mediator, trainer, and author who has practiced exclusively in the field of mediation since 1977. She has co-authored five highly successful books on mediation, is a Founding Board Member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFMnet.org) and is an active member of the ADR Section of the Minnesota Bar Association. She has taught courses as an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota - School of Social Work, at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN and at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN. She provides mediation services at Erickson Mediation Institute in Bloomington Minnesota.