Linda Weiser Friedman
Professor, Baruch College Zicklin School of Business
Polytechnic Alumni Association - International Board of Directors (Term ending August 31, 2019)
Linda Weiser Friedman is a professor in the Department of Statistics and Computer Information Systems, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College of the City University of New York, and on the doctoral faculties of the programs in Computer Science and Business at the Graduate Center of CUNY. Linda is a prolific writer. Her work has appeared in scholarly journals and books; she also writes fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. As she has advanced in her career, she takes a more holistic view of the profession and finds that her activities are less compartmentalized, tending to belong to and be part of a more unified whole. For example, she finds that teaching and service activities inform her research, and that she brings her research interests into curriculum design and classroom discussions. Some of her passions include interdisciplinary work, instructional technology, hybrid and online teaching, new technologies, educational policy, doctoral education, academic freedom and governance, nonprofit governance, social responsibility, humor and – of course – her students.
Linda has served as chair of her department, as associate dean of the business school, and on various university committees. Many of her course materials are publicly available on the web for anyone who wishes to use them. She has volunteered for several nonprofit community organizations.
Linda holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research (1983) and an M.S. in Applied Statistics (1980), both from Polytechnic Institute of New York (now NYU Tandon), as well as a B.A. in Statistics and Biology from Baruch College of the City University of New York.
Baruch College of the City University of New York
Bachelor of Arts, Statistics and Biology
Polytechnic University of New York '80
Master of Science, Applied Statistics
Polytechnic University of New York '83
Doctor of Philosophy, Operations Research