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Barry D. Friedman, Ph.D.

Barry Friedman
Title: Professor, Political Science
Phone: 706-864-1916

Office: Hansford Hall 317, Dahlonega


Dr. Barry D. Friedman has been employed in the University System of Georgia since 1987‑‑for five years at Valdosta State College and since 1992 at UNG. A graduate of the University of Hartford in political science and engineering, he also earned three graduate degrees‑‑master’s degrees in business administration and public affairs and a Ph.D. degree in political science‑‑at the University of Connecticut. His doctoral dissertation was published in 1995 by the University of Pittsburgh Press under the title, Regulation in the Reagan‑Bush Era: The Eruption of Presidential Influence.
At UNG, Dr. Friedman has founded or co-founded our chapter of the Pi Gamma Mu social-science honor society (founding secretary-treasurer since 1994), the Council of Honor Societies (founding executive director from 1995 to 2009), the Master of Public Administration Program (founding coordinator since 1996), and Project Dignity (Safe-Space Listener trainer since 2001). He is Pi Gamma Mu’s international president for a three-year term (2011-2014), was a member of the national executive council of the Pi Sigma Alpha political-science honor society from 2004 to 2008, and is a member of 10 honor societies. NGCSU’s Alumni Association presented to Dr. Friedman its Distinguished Professor Award in 1997 and 2002. Dr. Friedman was an officer of the Georgia Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration from 1994 to 2011, and was the treasurer of Dahlonega’s TLC Humane Society from 2005 to 2009. In 2011, Dr. Friedman received NGCSU’s Meritorious Service Award.
Dr. Friedman teaches in the areas of American politics, public and nonprofit administration, and public policy.

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