Dr. Aleck was an educational psychologist who completed his Ph.D. in 1931 at the NYU School of Education with his dissertation Essentials of mental hygiene in the history of education to Herbert Spencer. Prior, he had received the following academic degrees: A.B. from Oglethorpe University, 1923; B.D. from Atlanta Theological Seminary, 1923; and A.M. from Clark University, 1926. After World War II he returned to academia; he was head of the department of education and psychology at Huntingdon College (1945-47) and became head of the department of general education at Mississippi State College in 1947 where he taught for several years.
He published in the area of educational psychology and guidance counseling. Examples of his work include a co-edited a book entitled An Outline of Educational Psychology (1951) and the article depicted below from the The Journal of Educational Sociology (1933).