John Farago, Professor Emeritus, received his B.A. and M.A.T. from Harvard, studied theater and video direction at the California Institute of the Arts and worked in a number of theater enterprises. He received his J.D. from New York University School of Law and completed his coursework for a Ph.D. in Higher Education at New York University. Before coming to CUNY as a founding member of the faculty, he taught at Valparaiso University School of Law; he also visited at New York Law School where he was an Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

He is an expert in the uses of technology in legal education, frequently lectures on technology and pedagogy, and has mentored many colleagues in developing instructional web pages and other technological teaching tools. He was a participant in the University's Sloan Foundation-sponsored interdisciplinary asynchronous learning initiative, offering a course on education law to social workers, public administrators, and urban planning students. A specialist in education law, he serves as a Hearing Officer for the New York City Board of Education, and, in 1995, he was Special Consultant in its Chancellor search.