Dina Friedman 

Dina Friedman

Senior Lecturer

Telephone: 413-577-3159

Email: dfriedman@isenberg.umass.edu

Office: SOM 208

Currently teaching: SOM 310 - Conflict Resolution and Business Development in Ireland and Northern Ireland


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M.S.W., Administration, University of Connecticut
A.B., English, Cornell University

Research/Teaching Interests:

Management Communication
Teaching and Technology
Crisis Communication
Marketing Communication
Cross-Cultural Communication
Improvisation as a Communication Tool
Corporate Social Responsibility
Community Service Learning

Academic and Professional Activities:

Co-Director, Accurate Writing & More, Local business specializing in developing promotional and career materials


Co-Chair, Association for Business Communication, Teaching and Technology Special Interest Group, 2012-present


Member, University Relations Committee, 2010-present.


Member, College Review Committee,  2011-present.


Member, Undergraduate Educational Council, 2007-2010


Member, University Writing Committee, 2003-2006; Chair, 2004-2005


Presenter, Association for Business Communication Annual Convention, October 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013


Presenter, Conference for Improvement in Teaching, UMass/Boston, January 2003, 2005


Presenter, Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 2004


"Escaping Into the Night," A young adult historical novel about teenagers living family encampments during the Holocaust. Simon & Schuster, 2006.

     Awards: American Jewish Library Association Notable Book for Older Readers, New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age 2007, American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults Nominee, Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) Top Shelf Fiction, Children's Book Council/National Council of Social Studies (CBC/NCSS) Trade Book

"Playing Dad's Song," A middle grade novel about a boy who comes to terms with losing his father on 9/11. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2006.

     Awards: Bank Street College of Education, Best Children's Books, 2007


Numerous poems, short stories, plays and articles in magazines and literary journals.