Tompkins Cortland Community College

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Flaten, David, Ph.D.

Professor, History, Political Science

Flaten, David, Ph.D.

B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College
M.A., Ph.D., Fordham University


Dr. Flaten earned his Ph.D. in political history at Fordham University in 1999 and joined the College's teaching staff in 2003. He teaches a wide variety of history and political science offerings.

2009 Chancellor’s/Trustees’ Award for Excellence in Teaching

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Dr. Flaten is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Guatemala 1987-1990. He has a continuing interest in international study abroad courses. Each January he conducts a two week course and travels through Guatemala. He also leads a two week trip to Colombia each May.

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