David Ross Ridout
David is presently Co-Director of the Weekend Program (OLIve-WP) and was the initial Co-Director of the 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 and Academic Writing.
Since 2017/18, he has been the Acting Director of the Center for Academic Writing (CAW). He has taught students from the departments of Sociology and Social Anthropology, 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.
Between 2004 and 2017, he was the English Director of the Roma Access Programs. There he had responsibility over the Academic English teaching and curriculum in the Roma Graduate Preparation and, until 2016, the Roma English Language Program. He also served as a board member for the Roma International Scholar Program at the Roma Education Fund between 2013 and 2017.