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Dr. Michael D. Aeschliman

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Board of Advisors Member

C. S. Lewis Society of California
4000 Redwood Road
Oakland, California 94619
United States

Company Description: The C.S. Lewis Society of California is an independent, non-profit, educational and cultural organization whose mission involves the pursuit of the...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Founder - Director
    Erasmus-Jefferson Summer Institute
  • Professor of Education
    Boston University
  • Teacher
    Boston University
  • Professor
    University of Italian Switzerland
  • Professor of English
    University of Italian Switzerland
  • Executive Director
    TASIS

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • PhD
    Columbia University
  • PhD
    Columbia
23 Total References
Web References
About the C.S. Lewis Society of California
lewissociety.org, 9 Jan 2014 [cached]
Michael D. Aeschliman Professor of Education, Boston University; Director, Erasmus Institute, Switzerland
TASIS The American School in Switzerland: Dr. Michael D. Aeschliman
switzerland.tasis.com, 26 Mar 2008 [cached]
Dr. Michael Aeschliman. | Dr. Michael D. Aeschliman TASIS The American School in Switzerland: Dr. Michael D. Aeschliman
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About Us > Board of Directors > Chairman of the Board > Dr. Michael D. Aeschliman
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Dr. Michael D. Aeschliman
Dr. Michael D. Aeschliman is Professor of Education at Boston University, Professor of English at the University of Italian Switzerland, and Curriculum Advisor to the TASIS Foundation Board. He is also the Founder-Director of the Erasmus-Jefferson Summer Institute in Tuscany, run in collaboration with the University of Virginia.
Associated with TASIS since 1971, he also writes regularly on educational and cultural topics for several American magazines, including National Review (NY), First Things (NY), and The Journal of Education (Boston). He lectures widely in Europe and America and has recently been a featured guest speaker at venues in Frascati, Italy (European Union), Geneva, Switzerland (faculties of the International School of Geneva), Washington, DC, Seattle, Washington, and Fort Worth, Texas.
Chelsea Rotary - Rotagram - Archive (Oct 19, 2010)
www.chelsearotary.org, 19 Oct 2010 [cached]
Jay just came back from spending time with Mickey and Minnie and the gang in Florida. He also announced that three of our members are going to receive awards at the Chelsea All city awards on November 15, 2010.
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Our guest speaker was Michael Aeschliman, who is a good friend of Pres. Tom.
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Michael has been a teacher at Boston University but is currently, living in Switzerland and Italy and teaching educational policy issues. He spoke of the similarities of European schools and the Chelsea school system. The both have language, huge immigration, and mobility of student issues. He was very interested in the Chelsea-Boston Univesity partnership and mentioned two great books that the Rotarians might find very interesting.
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The second is the History of the Boston Public Schools by Joseph Cronin, who was a mentor of Michael and Tom.
Michael Aeschliman
www.marshillaudio.org, 7 Nov 2012 [cached]
Michael Aeschliman
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Michael Aeschliman is a professor at Boston University and at the University of Italian Switzerland. He is the author of The Restitution of Man: C. S. Lewis and the Case against Scientism, as well as several entries in the C. S. Lewis Readers' Encyclopedia. Michael Aeschliman discusses C. S. Lewis on the MARS HILL AUDIOAnthology,The Christian Mind of C. S. Lewis, a description of which is available here.
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Michael Aeschliman, on C. S. Lewis and the problem of scientism (MARS HILL AUDIOJournal, Sept./Oct.
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Michael Aeschliman, on why A. N. Wilson is wrong about C. S. Lewis (MARS HILL AUDIOJournal, March/April 1993) MHT-2.2.2
TASIS The American School in Switzerland: Chairman of the Board
switzerland.tasis.com, 26 Mar 2008 [cached]
In 1984, Mrs. Aeschliman, with her professor/writer husband Dr. Michael D. Aeschliman and their two children, moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, where Dr. Aeschliman taught at the University of Virginia.
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Having done a lot of renovation in Europe, especially for TASIS, Mrs. Aeschliman started her own architectural-renovation business in Virginia, dismantling, moving, and rebuilding early Virginian houses. She also served as President of the Board of a parent-run country-day school near Charlottesville.
In 1993-4, the Aeschlimans spent a year in Provence so their children could learn French; then the family moved to Lausanne, Switzerland, where they opened Erasmus Institute, a residential-college program. During the four summers between 1990 and 1994, Mrs. Aeschliman started and ran a bilingual, ecumenical Christian, environmental summer program - Young Pilgrims in Switzerland, then in France.
In 1996, Mrs. Aeschliman took over leadership of the TASIS Schools as Executive Director. Then in 2005, as the Fleming family completed the donation of all the TASIS Schools and campuses to the TASIS Foundation, a Swiss non-profit educational foundation, Mrs. Aeschliman became Chairman of the newly-established Board of Directors, as well as Vice Chairman of the Foundation. She serves on the Board of Directors of TASIS England as well. In 2005, Mrs. Aeschliman also founded the very successful TASIS Elementary School, the first and only English-language elementary school in Ticino.
In addition to founding Tuscan Classical Academy for architects and painters in 2004, Mrs. Aeschliman's keen interest and expertise in architecture has aided her in helping to conceive, along with Master Architect David Mayernik, and execute, building-by-building, the realization of the TASIS Global Village Master Plan.
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Living such a full, varied, and rich life has given Mrs. Aeschliman plenty of challenges, and has equipped her well for the large responsibility of guiding the TASIS Organization in the 21st century.
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