Matthew A. d’Alessio


California State University Northridge

Department of Geological Sciences

Northridge, CA 91330-8266

Office: Live Oak Hall, Room 1228 (2nd floor near Lindley Ave entrance.)


Phone: not currently active

Fax: 818.677.2820

About Me

“I love this stuff, but I hate teaching it.”

– A middle school science teacher, talking about Earth science

A teacher once told me the quote above, and it changed my life. I went from being a research scientist to being a high school science teacher. Today, I spend my time helping prepare future teachers as a professor at CSUN.

A brief biography for talk introductions.

Earth Science Teacher, El Cerrito High School

Stay-at-home Dad

Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow, U.S. Geological Survey

My Background

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Matthew d’Alessio

Professor of

Geoscience Education

California State University, Northridge

Associate Professor, California State University, Northridge

Professor d’Alessio controls the massive 6 meter diameter globe at the Miraikan,

Japan’s National Museum of Emerging Science in Tokyo.

Visiting Professor

Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo

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