Glenn C. Altschuler
|Alma mater||Cornell University|
Glenn Altschuler is an American writer and university-level educator and administrator. At Cornell University, he is the Dean of the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, the Thomas and Dorothy Litwin Professor of American Studies, and a Weiss Presidential Fellow.
Altschuler began his teaching career as a history professor at Ithaca College. Altschuler has been an administrator and teacher at Cornell since 1981. He is noted for his work on the history of American popular culture. He believes that popular culture is "contested terrain"--in which social and economic groups struggle to make their marks on society.
Since 1991, he has served as Dean of the Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions. His year-long course in American Popular Culture is among the most popular in the university.
For four years, Altschuler wrote a column on higher education for the Education Life section of The New York Times. From 2002 to 2005, he was a regular panelist on national and international affairs for the WCNY television program The Ivory Tower Half-Hour.
He has written over 1,000 scholarly essays for works and publishers including American Heritage, The Australian, The Boston Globe, The Baltimore Sun, Los Angeles Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Barron's, The Florida Courier, Inside Higher Ed, The Jerusalem Post, The Kansas City Star, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Moscow Times, the New York Observer, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Oregonian (Portland), San Francisco Chronicle, Tulsa World, NPR's Books We Like, CNN, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and The Conversation US.