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Glenn Altschuler

Glenn Altschuler is dean of the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, and the Thomas and Dorothy Litwin Professor of American Studies at Cornell University. He received his Ph.D. in American history from Cornell in 1976 and has been an administrator and teacher at Cornell since 1981. He is the author or co-author of ten books and more than eight hundred essays and reviews.

In addition to his books and publications in scholarly journals, he has written for American Heritage Magazine, The Australian, The Baltimore Sun,Barron’s Financial Weekly, The Boston Globe, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Florida Courier, The Jerusalem Post, The Kansas City Star, The Los Angeles Times, 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, and Forbes.com. His op-eds and book reviews appear regularly on The Huffington Post and Psychology Today. The National Book Critics Circle has cited his work as "exemplary." Psychology Today has featured it as "essential reading." For four years he wrote a column for the Education Life section of the New York Times. He was a regular panelist on national and international affairs for the WCNY television program The Ivory Tower Half Hour.

An animating force in the program in American studies at Cornell, Glenn has won several awards for teaching and undergraduate advising, including the Clark Teaching Award, the Donna and Robert Paul Award for Excellence in Faculty Advising, the Kendall S. Carpenter Memorial Award for Outstanding Advising, and the Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellowship.

Bad Rap: Public Enemy and Jewish Enmity

In this CornellCast video, Glenn talks about how some rappers "revised, rewrote, and recycled history," thereby contributing to the spread of anti-Semitism.