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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions


Glenn C. Altschuler

Glenn C. 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 PhD in American history from Cornell in 1976 and has been an administrator and teacher at Cornell since 1981. He is the author or coauthor of 11 books and more than 1,000 essays and reviews. His latest book, coauthored with Faust F. Rossi, is Ten Great American Trials: Lessons in Advocacy.

An animating force in the program in American studies at Cornell, Altschuler 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.

For more information about Glenn, including a complete bibliography, please visit his website.

Upcoming CAU education vacations led by Glenn Altschuler:

Olin Lecture: Cornell Professors and Students, 1940–Present

American universities remain the envy of the world, and Cornell University is a jewel in the crown of American higher education. In researching their book Cornell: A History, 1940–2015, Glenn Altschuler and Isaac Kramnick were struck by the changes and continuities in what faculty and students have been like, how they have spent their time, and the ways in which the institution has evolved, culturally and structurally, over the last seventy-five years.

Glenn and Isaac reflect on these changes and continuities and their impact on Cornell in the 2014 Olin Lecture, June 6 in Bailey Hall.