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Hunter 2021 Landing Page

Conference schedule, click here.

Conference program, click here.

Any questions about the conference can be directed to: national.center@hunter.cuny.edu.

May 17-20, 2021

Monday, May 17, 2021

Time (EST)


10:00 – 10:30am EST

Welcoming Remarks and Announcement

◆ Jennifer J. Raab, Hunter College President

◆ William A. Herbert, National Center Executive Director

◆ Alexandra Matish, Associate Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs, University of Michigan

◆ DeWayne Sheaffer, President, NEA's National Council for Higher Education

◆ Jeffrey Cross and Gary Rhoades, Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy

10:30 – 10:45 am EST


10:45 am – 12:15 pm EST

 Daniel J. Julius, Visiting Fellow, Yale University, School of Management and Professor of Management, New Jersey City University
◆ Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Professor, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University
◆ Adrienne E. Eaton, Dean, School of Management and Labor Relations, Distinguished Professor, Labor Studies & Employment Relations Department, Rutgers University
◆ Thomas Kochan, MIT Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Research at the MIT Sloan School of Management
 David Lewin, Professor Emeritus, Management and Organizations, UCLA Anderson School of Management

12:15 – 12:30 pm EST


12:30 -1:45 pm EST

Plenary: The Biden Administration: Higher Education and Labor Initiatives

◆ Lynn Pasquerella, President, Association of American Colleges and Universities

◆ Mark Gaston Pearce, Executive Director, Workers’ Rights Institute, Georgetown University Law School and former National Labor Relations Board Chairman

◆ Damon A. Silvers, Director of Policy and Special Counsel, AFL-CIO

 Michael Loconto, Founding Principal, Fenway Law LLC, Moderator

1:45 – 2:00 pm EST


2:00 – 3:00 pm EST

Panel: Challenges of the Past Year and Perspectives about the Future of Higher Education

◆ Daniel Greenstein, Chancellor, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

◆ Susan Poser, Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Illinois Chicago

◆ Mildred Garcia, President, American Association of State Colleges and Universities

◆ Scott Jaschik, Editor, Inside Higher Ed, Moderator

3:00 - 3:45 pm EST


3:45 - 5:15 pm EST

Panel:  Academic Freedom in Collective Bargaining Agreements and Faculty Handbooks

◆ Hans-Joerg Tiede, Director of Research, American Association of University Professors

◆ Risa Lieberwitz, General Counsel, AAUP and Professor of Labor and Employment Law, Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations

◆ Missy Matella, Watkinson Laird Rubenstein, P.C.

◆ Jeffrey Cross, Former Associate VP, Academic Affairs, Eastern Illinois University (Emeritus), JCBA Co-editor, Moderator

5:15 – 6:00 pm EST


6:00 - 8:00 pm EST

Panel: COVID-19 and Its Impact on Academic Women

◆ Maria Lund Dahlberg, Study Director at The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

◆ Eve Higginbotham, Dean of Inclusion and Diversity, University of Pennsylvania

◆ Leslie D. Gonzales, Associate Professor in the Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Learning Unit in the College of Education, Michigan State University

◆ Juli Wade, Dean, Professor, Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut

◆ Karen R. Stubaus, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Rutgers University, Panelist and Moderator

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Time (EST)


9:00 – 10:30 am EST

◆ Anthony G. Picciano, Professor, Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center, School of Education

◆ Irene Mulvey, President, AAUP

◆ Joseph McConnell, Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP

◆ Theodore Curry, Professor of Human Resources and Labor Relations, Michigan State University, Moderator

10:30 – 10:45 am EST


10:45 am – 12:15 pm EST

◆ Mariya Ivancheva, Lecturer in Higher Education Studies at the University of Liverpool 

◆ Robert Ovetz, Ph.D., Lecturer, Political Science, San Jose State University

◆ David Harvie, Associate Professor of Finance and Political Economy, University of Leicester

◆ Alyssa Picard, Director, AFT Higher Education, Moderator

12:15 – 12:30 pm EST


12:30 – 2:00 pm EST

Panel: Higher Education Legal Update

◆ Henry Morris, Jr., Partner, Arent Fox LLP

◆ Monica Barrett, Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC

◆ Angela Thompson, Associate Director, AFT Legal Department

◆ Aaron Nisenson, Senior Legal Counsel, AAUP, Panelist and Moderator

2:00 – 2:15 pm EST


2:15 – 3:45 pm EST

Panel: Social Unionism to Bargaining for the Common Good in Higher Education: Then and Now

◆ Charles Toombs, President, California Faculty Association

◆ Ellen Schrecker, Professor Emerita of American History, Yeshiva University

◆ Andrew Feffer, Professor, History, Union College

◆ Marilyn Sneiderman, Professor and Director, Center for Innovation in Worker Organization, Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations

◆ Malini Cadambi-Daniel, Director for Higher Education, SEIU, Moderator

3:45 - 4:00 pm EST


4:00 - 5:30 pm EST

Panel: Speaking of Dignity: Non-Unionized Adjunct Faculty Teaching at a Catholic Church-Affiliated University

◆ Jacob Bennett, University of New Hampshire

◆ Maria Maisto, New Faculty Majority

◆ James Coppess, Associate General Counsel, AFL-CIO

◆ David Marshall, Director, Center for Labor and Employment Law,

◆ Dorothy Day, Professor of Law, St. John's University School of Law, Moderator

5:30 - 6:00 pm EST


6:00 - 7:30 pm EST

Book Panel: How Public Employees Win and Lose the Right to Bargain

◆ Dominic Wells, Assistant Professor, Political Science, Bowling Green State University, author of From Collective Bargaining to Collective Begging: How Public Employees Win and Lose the Right to Bargain (2020)

◆ William P. Jones, Professor & Director of Graduate Studies, Department of History, University of Minnesota, President, Labor and Working-Class History Association

◆ Eleni Schirmer, PhD candidate at University of Wisconsin-Madison in Educational Policy Studies

◆ William A. Herbert, National Center Executive Director, Moderator

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Time (EST)


10:00 - 10:15 am EST

Welcome with National Center Director, William A. Herbert

10:15 - 11:45 am EST

◆ Ken Lang, Director of Organizing, UAW

◆ Peter MacKinnon, SEIU Local 509 President and Chair, Higher Education Council

Kavitha Iyengar, Graduate Assistant Union President, UAW 2865, University of California

Shukura Umi, Executive Vice President, United Campus Workers

Joseph van der Naald, Graduate Student Researcher, Program in Sociology, Graduate Center, CUNY, Moderator

11:45 am - 12:00 pm EST


12:00 - 1:15 pm EST

Panel: COVID-19 and Racial Equity in Higher Education

Amalia Dache, Assistant Professor, Education, University of Pennsylvania

Jennifer Johnson, Assistant Professor, College of Education and Human Development, Temple University

Henrika McCoy, Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Student Services and Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago

Roseanne Flores, Associate Professor, Psychology, Hunter College, CUNY, Moderator

1:15 - 1:30 pm EST


1:30 - 3:00 pm EST

Justin Tzuanos, NEA Center for Organizing fellow, NEA Organizational Specialist and Higher Education Team member

Rebecca Givan, Rutgers AAUP-AFT

Jamie Martin, President, APSCUF

Charles Toombs, President, California Faculty Association

◆ Gary Rhoades, Professor, University of Arizona, Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy Co-editor, Moderator

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Time (EST)


10:00 - 11:30 am EST

◆ Massimo Faggioli, Villanova University Theologian, Professor of Theology and Religious Studies, Villanova University and contributing writer to Commonwealth magazine

◆ E.J. Dionne, Jr., Washington Post Syndicated Columnist, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, and Georgetown University Professor ‎

◆ Heidi Schlumpf, Executive Editor, National Catholic Reporter

◆ Paul Moses, Professor of Journalism, Brooklyn College, CUNY, Moderator

11:30 - 11:45 am EST


11:45 am - 1:15 pm EST

Gerald J. Beyer, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, Villanova University

 Patricia McGuire, President, Trinity Washington University, Discussant

 Mary-Antoinette Smith, Professor, English, and Executive Director, National Association for Women in Catholic Higher Education (NAWCHE), Seattle University, Discussant

◆ Lily Ryan, Organizer, Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor, Georgetown University

◆ Donna Haverty-Stacke, Professor, History, Hunter College, CUNY, Moderator

1:15 - 2:00 pm EST


2:00 - 4:00 pm EST

Kathy Sheffield, Director of Representation and Bargaining, California Faculty Association

Barry Miller, Senior Policy Advisor on Labour Relations, Office of the Provost, York University 

Judi Burgess, Director of Labor Relations, Boston University

Deborah Williams, Johnson County Community College Faculty Association

Elena Cacavas, Esq., Cacavas ADR, LLC, Moderator

4:00 - 4:15 pm EST


4:15 - 5:45 pm EST

◆ William A. Herbert, National Center Executive Director

Letitia F. Silas, Executive Director of Systemwide Labor Relations, University of California

E. Kevin Young, Associate Director for System-wide Labor Relations, University of California

Tara Singer-Blumberg, NYSUT Labor Relations Specialist

Homer C. La Rue, Labor Arbitrator, Mediator, and Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law, Panelist and Moderator