MONROE

FRIEDMAN

EMERITUS PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY

EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY  

 

 

Dr. Monroe Friedman is an active contributor to a broad field of research both as scholar and practitioner.  As a scholar, he is responsible for more than 275 published articles, books and professional presentations.  The findings of his research appear in the record of  U.S. House and Senate hearings on consumer legislation.  His scholarly publications have been recognized by the academic community by the bestowal of national research awards.  To illustrate, his book, Consumer Boycotts, was selected as an “Outstanding Academic Title of the Year 2000” by the Association of College and Research Libraries.  His research has been cited by major newspapers (New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal), magazines (Psychology Today, American Demographics, Fortune, and Modern Maturity), radio networks (BBC, NPR and Voice of America), and television networks (NBC,  PBS, and CNN).  Dr. Friedman has served as editor or as a member of the editorial board of major national and international journals in the fields of consumer affairs and American studies.  From 1980-84 he served as editor of the Journal of Consumer Affairs, a Blackwell publication with more than a thousand subscribers.  He also served on the editorial policy board of the Journal of Consumer Affairs.  In addition, he served for two terms on the editorial board of the Journal of Consumer Research.  He now serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Consumer Policy, the Journal of Consumer Affairs, the Journal of American Culture, the Journal of Popular Culture, and the Journal of Interdisciplinary 20th Century Studies.

As a practitioner, Dr. Friedman has served as a research consultant to government agencies, colleges and universities, public interest groups, major corporations, national trade associations and research foundations.  These include the National Science Foundation, the ACLU Foundation, the U.S. General Accounting Office, the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Interests Foundation and the White House Office of Consumer Affairs.  Dr. Friedman has also served in Washington as a Congressional Fellow of the American Political Science Association.  While in Washington, he served on the staff of the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. Senate.  He has also served on the Policy Advisory Council of the Association for Consumer Research, the Board of Trustees of the Foundation of the Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals in Business, and the Board of Directors of the American Council on Consumer Interests.  In addition, he has served as president of the American Council on Consumer Interests.  He is a former member of the National Educational Advisory Committee of Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports, and the Board of Directors of the Consumer Interest Research Institute.

The international dimension to Dr. Friedman’s work is also noteworthy.  He has made more than 50 research presentations in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia.  In the 1980s he served for a calendar year as Visiting Professor of Economic Psychology at Tilburg University in The Netherlands.  In the 1990s he served for an academic year as Visiting Professor of Applied Economic Sciences at the University of Leuven in Belgium.  Dr. Friedman has also served as the U.S. representative on two international boards – the Board of Directors of the International Association for Research in Economic Psychology and the Board of Directors of the Economic Psychology Division of the International Association for Applied Psychology. Dr. Friedman is also a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and nine of its divisions, and he is also a Distinguished Fellow of the American Council on Consumer Interests as well as a Charter Fellow of the American Psychological Society and the American Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology.