Glenn C. Altschuler
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.
Early life and education
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, and for publications including: American Heritage Magazine, The Australian, The Boston Globe, The Baltimore Sun, The Los Angeles Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Barron's Financial Weekly, The Florida Courier, Inside Higher Education, 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 Portland Oregonian, The San Francisco Chronicle, Tulsa World, NPR's Books We Like, CNN.com, Forbes.com, The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and The Conversation US.
Prizes and awards
- The Clark Teaching Award
- The Donna and Robert Paul Award for Excellence in Faculty Advising
- The Kendall S. Carpenter Memorial Award for Outstanding Advising
- The Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellowship (2006)
- Cornell: A History, 1940-2015 (co-authored with Isaac Kramnick, Cornell University Press 2014)
- The GI Bill: A New Deal for Veterans (co-authored with Stuart M. Blumin, Oxford University Press 2009)
- The 100 Most Notable Cornellians (co-authored with Isaac Kramnick and R. Laurence Moore, Cornell University Press 2003)
- All Shook Up: How Rock 'n Roll Changed America (Oxford University Press 2003)
- Rude Republic: Americans and Their Politics in the 19th Century (co-authored with Stuart M. Blumin, Princeton University Press 2000)
- Changing Channels: America in TV Guide (co-authored with David I. Grossvogel, University of Illinois Press 1992)
- Better Than Second Best: Love and Work in the Life of Helen Magill (University of Illinois Press 1990)
- Revivalism, Social Conscience and Community in the Burned-Over District (co-authored with Jan M. Saltzgaber, Cornell University Press 1983)
- Race, Ethnicity, and Class in American Social Thought, 1865–1919 (American History Series, John Hope Franklin and A. S. Eisenstadt, eds., Harlan Davidson, Inc. 1982)
- Andrew D. White: Educator, Historian, Diplomat (Cornell University Press 1979)
- Crawford, Franklin (3 April 2003). "Cornell's Glenn Altschuler is ready for Friday-night prime time, on WCNY". Cornell Chronicle (readbag.com). p. 9. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
- Read, Brock (14 December 2001). "An Online Course Surveys Half a Century of American Popular Culture". The Chronicle of Higher Education. Archived from the original on 14 December 2001.
- "Glenn C. Altschuler". School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, Cornell University.
- "Popular Culture Course discusses Marilyn, Playboy". The Cornell Daily Sun. 30 April 2003.
- Altschuler, Glenn C. "Health Care on Life Support". Huffington Post. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
- Mehrotra, Anushka (4 April 2013). "Cornell Searches for New Vice President of University Relations". The Cornell Daily Sun. Retrieved 26 May 2014.