Assistant Director, Graduate Student Programs and Services
Ian Althouse is the Assistant Director of Graduate Student Programs and Services at the CTL where he develops and facilitates programming and services for graduate students, postdocs, and other instructors at Columbia. Ian also works closely to support participants of the Lead Teaching Fellows program, the Observation Fellows program, and the Innovative Teaching Summer Institute at the CTL. Throughout his pedagogical programs and consultations, Ian emphasizes the importance of fostering mentoring relationships with students and he upholds and promotes the principles and practices of an inclusive pedagogy and collaborative learning community.
Ian joins the CTL from the Center for Teaching and Learning at Yale University where he designed and implemented diverse workshops on effective and innovative teaching to support graduate students and postdocs in the teaching and learning community on campus. Ian also developed a mentorship program for graduate student instructors, training for new instructors, and a public speaking and presentation workshop for which he partnered with a number of departments on campus to deliver tailored presentations. Ian will receive his Ph.D. in Spanish with a concentration in contemporary Latin American literature from Yale this summer and holds a B.A. in Spanish from Tufts University. He specializes in representations of queer figures in Latin American novels and the use of bodies as symbols.
Apart from his academic pursuits, Ian enjoys learning other languages, visiting museums, running, and cooking, especially for others.