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Reid Friedson

Expert Government and Education Consultant, Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, United States

Reid Friedson, PhD develops and teaches online courses in Labor Law, Leadership in Unions, and Labor, Politics, and Government for the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) and Cornell University Worker Institute.



Dr Friedson revised and edited the Bernie Sanders for President (2016) National Organizing Guides, and he is a founding member of Our Revolution. Associate of the Resistance School at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the University of California at Berkeley, Dr Friedson is an expert consultant to the Global Institute for Democracy and Strategic Studies (GIDSS).

Professor Friedson has authored and edited over 200 academic textbooks, study guides, online courses, scholarly and mass media articles, and institutional effectiveness plans. Dr Friedson serves on the editorial board of the Journal for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness.

In the early 1990s, Friedson was research assistant to comparative political systems economist, hyperlink database pioneer, economics professor emeritus, and founder of the Program for Social and Organizational Learning at George Mason University.

Over the last twenty-two (22) years (1996-2018), Dr Friedson has distinguished himself as one of America’s best history, politics, social sciences, and humanities professors. Dr Friedson was Lecturer of Comparative Government in Jamaica and Adjunct Professor of History in Liberty City, Miami, FL. Each year Reid Friedson, PhD is ranked among the top 10% of professors in the United States of America (5.0/5.0: RateMy Professors.com).

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) National Blue Ribbon Secondary Schools of Excellence, the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and the School Without Walls in Washington, DC, and he taught at Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) in Parkland.

As a consultant to the Educational Testing Service (ETS) at Princeton, Dr Friedson developed national standards-based college level (CLEP) examinations for the United States Department of Defense in Anthropology, Ethics in America, Organizational Behavior, and the Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union.

Dr Friedson tutors Advanced Placement (AP) United States History, European History, World History, Comparative Government and Politics, United States Government and Politics, 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 edited online American History, Practical Government, World Geography, Global Studies, Caribbean Studies, Sociology, Economics, Psychology, British Literature, Language Arts, and Personal Fitness homeschool 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 a consultant to the University of Miami Global Academy Online, Friedson designed online Business Communication and Music Appreciation courses. As a 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 the public educator with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Legislative Headquarters on Capitol Hill. An investigator with the District of Columbia Public Defender Service, Friedson trained in the Georgetown University Law Center Criminal Procedure and Practice Clinic, and he was civil law case manager with a federal and multi-state civil litigator.

Reid Friedson earned his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Comparative Religion and Master of Metaphysical Science (MMsc) degrees as a University of Sedona Alumni Scholar. Dr Friedson specialises in the history, theory, and practice of holistic counselling and he is partnered with the Shift Network, a global Internet-based transformational education company focusing on spiritual growth and holistic health.

Admitted to the International History Honor Society at the age of 20, Friedson earned a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in History from George Mason University as a James Madison Memorial Foundation Constitutional History Scholar. Dr Friedson’s commentary 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 Visiting English Speaking Union (ESU) Scholar in Law and History at the University of Oxford (UK). His scholarly 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). Friedson’s research investigations focused on state-sponsored terrorism involving Russia, Iran, and the Middle East. Dr Friedson is a digital ambassador allied with Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy and the World Jewish Congress.

Dr Friedson served as consultant or associate to the Wild Sports Foundation, the Spotted Elk Lakota Family Foundation, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 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 organised 450 petitioners and canvassers to amend the Florida Constitution and prohibit gerrymandering of Florida’s voting districts.

A contributor to the New Floridian, 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 he authored the proposed 2017-18 Corporations Are Not People and Money is Not Speech Amendment to the Florida Constitution (PUB 700443).

Before joining the Cornell Adjunct Faculty Alliance (NYSUT/AFT/AFL-CIO), Friedson established the Adjunct Faculty Union (AFU) at Indian River State College (AFU-IRSC) on July 9, 2013. Within a few months, the AFU spread thru social media in Florida and thirty-two (32) of the United States, Canada, England, India, Ireland, Chile, and the Philippines.

Dr Friedson was strategic field and communications operations consultant to Space PAC, a political action committee (PAC) started by a founder of the satellite vehicle tracking and satellite radio industries. Since 2018, Dr Reid Friedson has served as a Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) Council Member.

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Founded in 1945 as the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, the ILR School today is advancing the world of work through teaching, research and outreach. ILR’s mission is to prepare leaders, inform national and international employment and labor policy, and improve working lives, but as the world of work evolves, the school’s focus broadens to keep pace with that change.

ILR studies many areas that shape the working world and contribute to an organization’s success in a global economy. These include human resource management; labor-management relations; labor economics; organizational behavior; international and comparative labor; labor relations, labor law and history; conflict resolution; management development; diversity management; employment and disability; and social statistics.

An ILR education is grounded in the social sciences. Students and faculty explore and gain an understanding of human behavior through the lens of the workplace. Students also learn how organizations work and how they fit into the larger society and economy. As a result, they acquire knowledge and skills that help them to solve problems on-the-job and to build and manage productive work relationships. An ILR education, for students and professionals, is practical and applied.

ILR has more full-time faculty involved in teaching and research that spans the broad range of work and employment disciplines than any other educational institution of its kind. Its Martin P. Catherwood Library is regarded as the most comprehensive source of information in North America on work, employment and labor issues.

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This profile appears in the World Book of Researchers 2018. 
Information correct as on 04 July 2018 0651 HRS GMT.



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