Robert S. Friedman, PhD is an associate professor of humanities and information technology and directs the science, technology and society program at New Jersey Institute of Technology. His research examines science and culture, socio-technical systems design, and technology’s role in education.
Friedman is first author of a reference guide to the theory and research supporting the field of technology and innovation management. Principle Concepts of Technology and Innovation Management: Critical Research Models, published in August 2008 by IGI Publishing, was co-authored by Desiree M. Roberts, University of New York-Empire State College and Jonathan D. Linton, University of Ottawa, Canada.
Friedman serves as editor-in-chief of the ACM’s Special Interest Group for Information Technology Education’s Peer-Reviewed SIGITE Newsletter, and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on socio-technical systems in their cultural contexts.
Ph.D., American Literature, City University of New York Graduate Center, 1993
M.S., Information Systems New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2002
M.F.A., Fiction, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, 1987
21st-century information technologies and related social, cultural and historical inquiry
Journal Articles, Peer-Reviewed
R. Friedman, N. Elliot, and B. Haggerty, "E-Learning in Undergraduate Humanities Classes: Unpacking the Variables." International Journal on E-Learning, accepted.
R. Friedman and L. Pruzak, "On Heuristics, Narrative and Knowledge Management." Technovation, accepted.
B. Whitworth and R. Friedman, (2008). “The Challenge of Modern Academic Knowledge Exchange.” ACM SIGITE Newsletter, 5 (2), 4-10.
R. Friedman and A. Saponara, (2008), "The Design, Implementation, and Effectiveness of Educational Software: Developing Technology and Geography Skills through Participatory Design." Journal of Interactive Learning Research 19 (2), 271-292.
R. Friedman and J. Drakes, (2006), “On the Ball Field with the Negro Leagues: Software Development for a Local Museum,” Journal of Computers in Education, Vol. 16 (1), pp. 21-40.
Principle Concepts of Technology and Innovation Management: Critical Research Models. Hershey, PA: Idea Group International, forthcoming in 2008. Jonathan Linton and Desiree Roberts, co-authors, 2008.
Hawthorne´s Romances: Social Drama and the Metaphor of Geometry. London: Harwood Academic Press, 2000.