Albert Schmelzer (b. 1950) taught history, German, and art history for many years at the Mannheim Waldorf School. Since 2011, he has been a professor at Alanus University, where he focuses on Waldorf pedagogy and cross-cultural dialogue. He has written seven books and dozens of articles. His work on the history of the 1919 social threefolding campaign was accepted as a doctoral dissertation at Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany.