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Linda Farhood-Karasavva, MA, NYU; ESL and composition specialist; teaches English as a second language and literature at Hunter and Queens Colleges; has taught ESL in Morocco.

Jane Tainow Feder, PhD, Union Inst.; professor and former chair, English Dept., NYC Technical College-CUNY; author of "Can Johnny Write Yet?" in Perspectives; designer of writing curricula for junior high through postgraduate level; reviews English textbooks for publishers.

Ernesto Fedukovitch, born in Argentina, has taught and designed courses for all levels of Spanish since 1990; currently teaches at Instituto Cervantes; translator and simultaneous interpreter for several NGOs and companies.

Stanley Feldstein, PhD, NYU; historian; author of The Land That I Show You, Once a Slave, The Ordeal of Assimilation, and The Poisoned Tongue; professor, CUNY Center for Worker Education.

Adam Fernandez, BFA, Parsons The New School for Design; freelance photographer published by New York Times, Daily News, AP, Scientific American, and Ticker Magazine; clients include NYC Board of Elections and Natl. and Rural LISC.

Miranda Field, MFA, Vermont College; Bread Loaf Teaching Fellow; author of Swallow, Katharine Nason Bakeless Literary Publication Prize in Poetry; winner of a "Discovery"/The Nation Award and a Pushcart Prize; poems and essays appear in magazines, journals, and anthologies.

Margaret Stanek Fiore, MA, Columbia U.; MEd, Boston U.; has taught writing classes at American U. in Paris and CUNY/Hunter College; has worked in NYC high schools as a teacher consultant for the NYC Writing Project and as a literacy coach.

Deirdre L. Fishel, BA, Brown U.; graduate of American Film Inst. Director's Program; writer/director of the dramatic feature film Risk, which premiered at Sundance; as well as two documentary features Still Doing It and Sperm Donor X. She just finished The Boy Game, a hybrid doc/drama about gender straitjacketing among middle school boys and is in development on The Boy Game interactive website and a dramatic feature.

Bernard C. Flynn, PhD, Duquesne U.; adjunct professor of philosophy, The New School for Social Research; author of Political Philosophy at the Closure of Metaphysics and The Philosophy of Claude Lefort: Interpreting the Political; co-editor of Merleau-Ponty and the Possibility of Philosophy.

Tomoyo Kamimura Fontein, MBA, Columbia U.; MA, Linguistics, U. of Oregon; has taught at Tokyo U. of Science, Baruch College, and Rutgers U.; co-author of "Josei no shinri" (Women's Psychology); co-editor of Obunsha's Shorter Japanese-English Dictionary; translator of three books into Japanese; interviewer for the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program.

Flavia D. Fontes, documentary filmmaker; credits include Chico Mendes: Voice of the Amazon (Cine Golden Eagle and NEA Outstanding Achievement), I Talk with Animals, Living with Chimpanzees: Portrait of a Family (1996 Communicator Award for Excellence), and Forbidden Wedding (2004 Audience Award for Best Documentary at Projections International Film Festival; broadcast on Sundance); currently in postproduction with her documentary Who's Afraid of Lynne Stewart?

Carlos Forment, PhD, Harvard U.; visiting fellow, Inst. for Advanced Studies, Princeton; visiting lecturer, College de France; former director, Centro de Investigacion de la Vida Publica (Buenos Aires); articles include "The Democratic Dribbler: Football Clubs and the 2003 Mayoral Elections in Buenos Aires" in Democracy in Latin America.

Thomas Forster, MLA, U. of Oregon; former policy director, Community Food Security Coalition; organic farmer; public policy campaign architect supporting development of local and regional food systems, school meals, and community-based market development; advocate for sustainable agriculture in U.S. Congress and UN Commission on Sustainable Development.

Karl Fotovat, MA in Philosophy and Pyschoanalytic Studies, The New School for Social Research; 2009–2010 teaching fellow, The New School for General Studies; member of editorial staff, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal.

Julia L. Foulkes, PhD, UMass-Amherst; associate dean for faculty affairs; former chair, Dept. of Social Sciences; author of Modern Bodies: Dance and American Modernism from Martha Graham to Alvin Ailey; was an advisor on the 2001 PBS documentary Free to Dance; recently scholar-in-residence at the Rockefeller Archive Center and Fulbright Senior Scholar at Potsdam University (Germany), conducting research on the international dynamics of urbanization and the arts after World War II.

David Fractenberg, PhD, U. of Kansas; professor emeritus, Communication and Human Relations, SUNY-New Paltz; specializes in rhetoric, semantics, political communication, theories of persuasion, and interpersonal communication; human relations trainer in the private and public sectors.

Michele Frank, LCSW; psychotherapist in private practice specializing in childhood trauma, chemical dependency, and career transition; formerly with the NYU Ehrenkranz School of Social Work Trauma Recovery Program and CAP Behavior Associates.

Lisa Freedman, MFA, The New School; articles published in the New York Times, Art and Understanding, and POZ; wrote and performed in educational plays with the AIDS Theatre Project; recipient of a Puffin Foundation award and a Blue Mountain Center residency; 2005 U. of Connecticut Soul Mountain Fellow.

John Freitas, MA, The New School; former development analyst for Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures; has sold screenplays to Dustin Hoffman, Hakalax and Mandrake Productions, Finland, Canal+, producer Vincent Maraval (City of God), and legendary independent producer Edward R. Pressman (Badlands, Reversal of Fortune, The Cooler); also teaches at Hofstra U.

Melissa Friedling, PhD, U. of Iowa; filmmaker, video maker, and critic; short film and videos screened at festivals, galleries, and museums internationally; grants include NYSCA and NYFA; Fulbright Scholar Award in 2000; 2002 International Studio and Curatorial Program resident; author of articles on film, art, and contemporary culture and a book, Recovering Women: Feminisms and Representations of Addiction.

David Friedman, former general manager of Beacon, 27 Standard/Jazz Standard, California Café, World Catering, Terrace Restaurant, Café des Artistes; restaurant director, Tavern on the Green; food and beverage director, Sherry Netherland Hotel; currently full-time food consultant.

Terry Frishman, MBA, Columbia U.; president, Creative Marketing Workshops; award-winning food industry consultant specializing in strategic planning, public relations, and product launches; former product manager, Kraft General Foods; member, board of directors, New York Women's Culinary Alliance; has served on boards of Roundtable for Women in Food Service and Intl. Wine and Food Society.

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