Michael D’Aleo: Brief Background and Publications
Stephen L. Talbott
Michael D'Aleo lectures nationally and internationally on science, education, and environmental issues and is a founding member of the Saratoga Experiential Natural Science Research Institute (SENSRI) in Keene Valley, New York, as the Director of Research. He was a co-founder of the high school at the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs, where he taught physical science and astronomy. D’Aleo also instructs Waldorf physical science teachers at The Center for Anthroposophy in Wilton, New Hampshire, and is a guest teacher at various teacher training institutions and Waldorf Schools. He is the cofounder of, and leads the successful 6th, 7th and 8th grade science teacher training, “Teaching Sensible Science.”
D’Aleo has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Rutgers University, where he graduated Summa cum Laude. He also holds a Masters degree in education from Sunbridge College.
After completing his undergraduate studies, D’Aleo worked in design and development for Lutron Electronics, an electronics company in eastern Pennsylvania. As a result of his work for seven years with the company, D’Aleo is listed as an inventor on seventeen U.S. patents and various foreign patents as well. He was promoted to the position of Engineering Project Leader in charge of New Product Development. D’Aleo’s main interest was to find solutions to technical problems that resulted in designs that were artistic and based on processes found in the natural world. Many of his patents were the direct result of this interest.
In 1991, D’Aleo became involved in education and research out of his strong experience of the interrelationship between the world of man, both technical and artistic, and the natural world. He has lectured internationally on science and education in various settings. D’Aleo is co-author of Sensible Physics Teaching, a guide for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade educators who desire to teach physics in a manner relevant to the experience of the students. He is also the author of the forthcoming book, Embracing Materialism and Letting It Go – an experiential guide to overcoming an object-based world conception
D’Aleo resides in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State.
The following publication by Michael D’Aleo is available on the Nature Institute website:
Water, Energy, and Global Warming, by Michael D'Aleo and Stephen Edelglass.