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David Quinn

Senior Lecturer, American Language Program

David Quinn has been a member of Columbia University’s American Language Program since 1981. He served in several posts as Academic Coordinator at the ALP from 1986 to 1999. Quinn was Director of the American Language Program (ALP) at Columbia University from 1999 to 2015. He is active in the area of language program best practices through ongoing work with CEA, the federally-chartered Commission on English Language Program Accreditation. His special teaching interest is in advanced academic writing.


  • Ed.D., Columbia University
  • M.A., The University of Texas at Austin
  • A.B., Brown University