In addition to a career in developing and managing cooperative enterprises and non-profit community development corporations, Mr. Parliament has taught politics, educational psychology, teaching methods and research methods at Carleton College, the University of Wisconsin River Falls, and Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College. As a Teaching Fellow he taught severely disabled special education students in transition from school to work at the Oakland Unified School District, California. He recently served as president of the board of directors, The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota (“Where the World’s Music Lives). He, his wife Laurie and grandson Ethan live in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.
Mr Parliament has written about his work and travels in Mongolia in The Herder’s Boots – Traveling and Working with Nomads for the Future of Mongolia.