Global Village Institute
for appropriate technology
560 Farm Road
Summertown, TN 38483-0220 USA
BORN: March 13, 1938, New York City, NY.
EDUCATION: B.S., Texas Technical College, 1963 (physics); M.A., University of California, Davis, 1967.
1990-present: Production Manager, Summertown Food Company (forest resource products).
1989: Visiting mathematics teacher, the Farm School.
1988-present: CEO, Michael-Freeman; consulting and contracting: carpentry, plumbing, heating & cooling, general engineering.
1984-present: Director and Secretary, Global Village Institute for Appropriate Technology
1981-83: Satellite TVRO Systems Technician and International Program Researcher for SE International.
1981-present: Technical advisor, Ethos Research Group, Plenty USA
1978-present: Appropriate technology consultant: design and manufacture of optimally simple, efficient, and cost effective integrated solar and biomass life-support systems, space/water heaters, photovoltaics, heat engines, heat recovery systems, greenhouses, smokeless wood stoves.
1972-1974: Independent research and development of appropriate technologies, small group interactions, and decisionmaking in an alternate community (Twin Oaks)
1967-1972: Research engineer, United Aircraft Research Laboratories, Hartford, Conn.: research, design and development of 1) safety testing of critical components of jet engines; 2) chemical analysis of gases in experimental rocket engines, using infrared and optical spectrophotometry; 3) laser holography, interferometry, and research in other phases of coherent optics.
1963-1965: Research engineer, NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, California: research, design, and operation of instrumentation of scientific probes for simulated atmospheres of other planets, and for a solar coronagraph in the flying solar observatory; mass spectrometry and x-ray electron densitometry.