David Quinn has been a member of Columbia University’s American Language Program since 1981. He holds an Ed.D. in international education from Teachers College Columbia University, an M.A. in foreign language education from the University of Texas at Austin, and an A.B. in Spanish and linguistics from Brown University. He served in several posts as Academic Coordinator at the ALP from 1986 to 1999. He was ALP Director from 1999 to 2015. He is active in the area of language program best practice though ongoing work with CEA, the federally-chartered Commission on English Language Program Accreditation. His special teaching interest is in advanced academic writing.