Mr. M. Blouke Carus is Chairman of Carus Corporation, Chairman of Carus Publishing Company, and Trustee of Hegeler Institute. Carus obtained a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Caltech. He has been actively involved in textbook publishing for over 30 years, he was instrumental in establishing the International Baccalaureate North America (IBNA). He is also actively involved in educational reform and music, and his outside interests are reading, foreign language (German, French and Spanish), and travel. Carus is married to Marianne Carus, Editor-in-Chief of the Cricket Magazine Group; they have three children and four grandchildren. He resides in Peru, Illinois.