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Professor, Modern Languages and Economics
M.Phil, Teaching of Language and Literature - Graduate Faculty, Columbia University
Ed.M., Teaching of Spanish, Teachers College, Columbia University
M.A., Economics, Graduate School of Arts and Science, Fordham University
B.A., Economics, Fordham College, Fordham University
Classes: Principles of Macroeconomics; Principles of Microeconomics; Latin American History; Basic Spanish II; Introduction to Philosophy; and Contemporary Moral Issues.
Professor Figueras has been at HCCC for more than nearly 30 years, and encourages his students to view education from a perspective beyond their major, emphaszing that no subject exists in a vacuum, but rather as part of a greater whole of human knowledge. He served as Tutorial Coordinator for the Student Support Services Program (SSSP), Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of Instruction, Assistant Professor/Coordinator of Modern Languages, Associate Professor and Professor. Professor Figueras designed the Contemporary Moral Issues, History of Economic Thought, and Spanish for Heritage Speakers courses at HCCC. In addition, he was Treasurer of the HCCC Professional Association and HCCC Faculty Senate, and advisor for the HCCC Chess and Spanish clubs.
Professor Figueras previously taught at Montclair State University, County College of Morris, Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) and Columbia University. His professional affiliations include the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and Modern Language Association (MLA). He has been recognized with The Economics Award, and Heydt Spanish Gold Medal from Fordham University.