David Ross Ridout
David is a Co-Director of both the Weekend Program (OLIve-WP) and University Preparatory Program (OLIve-UP) at the Open Learning Initiative. He has been involved in this initiative since its launch in January 2016 and in addition to his general directorial duties, has responsibility over the provision of Academic English.
He started working at CEU as an instructor in the Center for Academic Writing. He has taught students from the departments of Gender Studies, Political Science, Legal Studies, Economics and History. In collaboration with CEU faculty and staff, he has also been involved with a number of outreach projects focusing on teaching pedagogy and academic writing. He has held trainings in Russia, Palestine, Serbia and North Korea.
Since its launch in 2004, he has been the English Director of the Roma Access Programs. There he has responsibility over the Academic English teaching and curriculum in the Roma Graduate Preparation and, until 2016, the Roma English Language Program. He also serves as a board member for the Roma International Scholar Program at the Roma Education Fund.