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Coffee Service for Spring 2020


As of January 2020, the Faculty lounge will be open to the public for coffee and tea service beginning Jan. 30th. 

We hope to return to our regular 1-6pm schedule Monday-Friday as soon as possible, as we are still looking for qualified work study students to run the lounge. Please email the FDA with any further question.

The FDA is looking for eligible workstudy recipients to work in our lounge starting this September. If you know a trustworthy, responsible, and timely student (undergraduates and graduate students welcome), please shoot us an email (or have the student email us) at We need up to three students that can work in the lounge for at least two semesters. The student(s) would oversee the lounge coffee service by making coffee and tea and laying out cookies for faculty and staff members. The student(s) should be able to work at least two weekdays between the hours of 1:30-6 M-F--no weekends!



General Lounge Rules 

The lounge is generally open to all faculty and staff from 1:00-6:00 PM, Monday through Friday, from September to December in the Fall semester and from February to May in the Spring semester.  It is also available to faculty and staff for small events at other times. Please note that a faculty or staff member MUST be present for the entire time of a booked event. To insure broad availability and enjoyment, the lounge cannot be reserved between 1:00-6:00PM, Monday through Friday nor can it be used as regular classroom space or on a semester or long-term basis. 

FDA General Meetings  (FACULTY LOUNGE- 8th floor Hunter West)


Fall 2019 

September 25 

October 30 (PLEASE NOTE: The Oct 30th Plenary will be held in the Faculty Dining Room) 

November 20

December 18

Spring 2020 

February 19 (PLEASE NOTE: The Feb 19 Plenary will be held in the Faculty Lounge)

March 18 (PLEASE NOTE: The March 18 Plenary will be held in the Charlotte K. Frank Room-1203E)

April 29  (PLEASE NOTE: The April 15 Plenary will be held in the Faculty Lounge)

May 20   Tentative Date (PLEASE NOTE: The May 20 Plenary will be held in the Charlotte K. Frank Room-1203E)








2019 FDA Executive Committe

President: John Wallach 

  • John Wallach is a classically trained political theorist (Ph.D. in Politics, Program in Political Philosophy from Princeton University, 1981) attuned to historical, contemporary, and practical issues in political thought. He mostly teaches courses in ancient and contemporary political theory, focusing on political ethics, democratic theory, and the political theory of human rights. Before coming to Hunter in 1991, Wallach was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Yale University and Vassar College. His publications include·The Platonic Political Art: A Study of Critical Reason and Democracy·(Penn State Press, 2001); a co-edited volume (with J. Peter Euben and Josiah Ober),·Athenian Political Thought and the Reconstruction of American Democracy·(Cornell, 1994.) Currently, he is finishing a book of historical and theoretical studies on democracy and the good. Wallach has been a Liberal Arts Fellow in Political Science at Harvard Law School (1998-1999), recipient of a NEH Fellowship for College and University Teachers (2003-2004), and Director of a NEH Institute for College & University Teachers at The Graduate Center (Summer, 2006), on the subject of "Human Rights in Conflict: Interdisciplinary Perspective

Omar Dahbour

  • Professor Omar Dahbour (Ph.D. in Philosophy, City University of New York, 1995; Ph.D. in History, University of Chicago, 1987) has taught full-time at Hunter College since 1998. He has held teaching appointments at Ohio University, Colorado College, and other institutions. He regularly teaches the following courses: Philosophy, Politics, and Society (PHILO 106), Revolutions in Modern Philosophy (PHILO 218), Political Philosophy (PHILO 246), International Ethics (PHILO 248), Problems of Ethics and Society (PHILO 250), Marxist and Critical Theory (PHILO 319), Contemporary Theories of Justice (PHILO 346), Hegel (PHILO 380.70), Marx (PHILO 380.76), Philosophy of History (PHILO 394.74)

Fredericka Liggins

  • Fredericka Liggins has a doctorate in Adult Education from National Louis University in Chicago, Illinois.  Her master’s degree in Counseling and Student Personnel Services was completed at Fordham University.  She has counseled and taught both traditional-aged and adult college students for over three decades, in both private and public higher education institutions.  Much of her counseling expertise has been in the area of career development. Dr. Liggins is a recipient of the 2018 Hunter Travel Award for her September 2017 conference presentation, “Then and Now—An Adult Education Pioneer: Arturo (Arthur) Schomburg and His Community Education Legacy—The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture” at the 102nd conference of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.  The theme of the conference was The Crisis in Black Education.

Committee Members:
Peter Dudek 

  • Peter Dudek is an artist. He has been an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Hunter College Art Department since 1990 where he has taught Sculpture, Drawing, Art & Current Ideas, Graduate Seminar and a Seminar in Public Art. At Hunter he has also curated several exhibitions including: Dead-Fit Beauty, Photasm and Architecture, Architecture, Architecture. Information about his art works, curating and writing can be found on
    He is the Founder of the Adjunct Drinking Association, and has been active in the union concerning adjunct issues. Past teaching experiences include the School of Visual Arts and Haverford College.

Elke Nicolai 

  • Professor Nicolai holds her Ph.D. from the "Universität -Gh- Siegen", Siegen/Germany. She has published a book on Klaus Mann and his literary contemporaries in the mid-twenties and early thirties; a bibliography of the international literature of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), that also came out in book form, as well as articles and reviews on the Weimar Republic, Exile Literature and Contemporary German literature. Dr. Nicolai's research and teaching focuses on literature of the 19th and 20th centuries. In Germany, she prepared students for the "Mittelstufenprüfung" given by the Goethe Institute and the German proficiency exam for admission to German universities. She currently serves as the test site coordinator for these exams at Hunter College. She is a member of the Modern Language Association, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, the German Studies Association, and the Women in German Association.

Larry Shore

  • Dr. Larry Shore teaches courses on Media, Sports and Society; Global Communications; Internet and Society, and Media and Politics. His research interests include media and telecommunications policy in the United States and globally, the impact of new media, and the effect of news on public opinion and foreign policy. In the area of media and sports his interests include issues of sport and race, women and sports, and sports and national identity. Dr. Shore also periodically teaches a course, together with Professor Carolyn Somerville in the Political Science Department, on South Africa and Southern Africa After Apartheid in the Thomas Hunter Honors Program. A key part of this course is the weekend long Southern Africa Simulation Game.



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