PROFESSOR & CONSULTANT REID FRIEDSON, Ph.D. develops and teaches online courses in Labor, Government, and Politics, Labor Law, and Leadership Within Unions for the Cornell University Worker Institute and National Labor Leadership Initiative. Dr. Friedson edited the Bernie Sanders for President (2016) National Organizing Guides and he currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness.
Professor Friedson has authored and edited over 200 academic textbooks, study guides, online courses, scholarly articles, and institutional effectiveness plans. In the early 1990s, Friedson was research assistant to the comparative political economist and hyperlink pioneer Don Lavoie, PhD, founder of the Social and Organizational Learning program at George Mason University.
Over the last twenty-one (21) years (1996-2017), Dr. Friedson has distinguished himself as one of America’s best history, politics, social sciences, and humanities professors. The IDEA Survey consistently ranks Reid Friedson, PhD among the top 10% of college professors in the United States. In 2012-13, students at Indian River State College (IRSC) rated Professor Friedson 5.0/5.0 on RateMyProfessors.com. Dr. Friedson was Lecturer of Comparative Government in Jamaica and Adjunct Professor of History in Liberty City, Miami, FL.
Dr. Reid Friedson has been a certified history, politics, social sciences, and language arts teacher and Seminole Tribe of Florida tutor since 1988. Friedson taught language arts and social studies to rave reviews at two (2) Blue Ribbon Secondary Schools of Excellence in Washington, DC, the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and the School Without Walls.
As consultant to the Educational Testing Service (ETS) at Princeton, Dr. Friedson developed national standards based college credit exams in Anthropology, Ethics in America, Organizational Behavior, and the Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union. Dr. Friedson privately tutors Advanced Placement (AP) Comparative Government and Politics, United States Government and Politics, United States History, European History, World History, Human Geography, Environmental Science, Economics, and English Literature and Composition. In 2016, Dr. Friedson was approved by ETS as an AP Capstone Research and Seminar Reader.
For the Home Schools of America, Dr. Friedson authored and edited online American History, Practical Government, World Geography, Global Studies, Caribbean Studies, Sociology, Economics, Psychology, British Literature, and Language Arts home school textbooks, lessons, assignments, and examinations.
Dr. Friedson was World History and Critical Thinking standards setting assessment writer, editor, and quality assurance consultant to Western Governors University. As consultant to the University of Miami Global Academy Online, Friedson designed online Business Communication and Music Appreciation courses. As consultant to the Art Institutes International, Dr. Friedson authored online World Civilizations, American Cultural History, Ethics, Effective Speaking, and Advanced Composition courses.
Dr. Friedson authored Geography Review in 20 Minutes a Day and Economics Review in 20 Minutes a Day for Learning Express, LLC. For Bar Charts, Inc., Friedson authored study guides on Geography, America, and the state histories of New York, Texas, and Florida. Dr. Friedson edited chapters of the groundbreaking textbook Teaching Strategies for Ethnic Studies.
Dr. Friedson was public educator and lobbyist with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Legislative Headquarters on Capitol Hill. As investigator with the District of Columbia Public Defender Service, Friedson trained in the Georgetown University Law Center Trial Practice and Procedure Clinic and he was civil law case manager with a federal and multi-state civil litigator.
Reid Friedson earned his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Comparative Religion and Master of Metaphysical Sciences (MMsc) degrees at the University of Sedona. Dr. Friedson’s specialty is the history, theory, and practice of holistic counseling. Dr. Friedson is a partner with the Shift Network, a global Internet-based transformational education company focusing on spiritual growth and holistic health.
Friedson holds a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in History from George Mason University where he was a James Madison Memorial Foundation Constitutional History Teaching Fellow. Dr. Friedson’s commentary has appeared in The Nation and the multi-media documentary The Divine Plan (2009). For his civil rights work, Dr. Friedson’s name appears on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial and the Southern Poverty Law Center Wall of Tolerance.
Dr. Friedson was an English Speaking Union (ESU) Debate Society Scholar at the University of Oxford. His book reviews of Original Intentions (of the United States Constitution) and the Art of the Seminole and Miccosukee Indians appear in Vols. 16 and 17 of the Southern Historian. Friedson’s scholarly article “Radical Educators in New York City, 1909-15,” based on his primary source research in the Avrich Anarchism Collection of the United States Library of Congress, has been featured on the History of Education website broadcast from the Netherlands.
Friedson apprenticed as terrorism analyst with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). He specialized in state sponsored terrorism involving Russia, Iran, and the Middle East. Dr. Friedson still strategically organizes the field of pro-Israel digital communications in alliance with Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy and the World Jewish Congress.
Dr. Friedson served as consultant to the Wild Spots Foundation, the Spotted Elk Lakota Family Foundation, and the United States Commerce Department. Dr. Friedson registered 400 voters for the Obama ’08 campaign in Florida. As field director with Fair Districts Florida 2010, Friedson organized 450 petitioners and canvassers to amend the Florida Constitution and prohibit gerrymandering of Florida’s legislative districts. Dr. Friedson co-authored and edited the People of the State of Florida v. Rick Scott et al., a July 4, 2016 corrupt racketeering (RICO) petition to the United States Justice Department and 2017-18 Florida Constitution Revision Commission.
Prior to joining the staff of the Cornell University Worker Institute and the Adjunct Faculty Alliance, Dr. Friedson established the Adjunct Faculty Union at Indian River State College (AFU-IRSC) on July 9, 2013. In a few short months, the AFU spread thru social media in Florida as well as thirty-two (32) of the United States, Canada, India, Ireland, Chile, and Philippines. In 2014, Dr. Friedson served as strategic field and communications operations consultant to Space PAC, a political action committee established by the holder of the Sirius XM satellite radio patent.