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Faculty: Philip Friedman

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Philip Friedman, PhD
San Francisco
  • 415-722-2499

Dr. Friedman served at Golden Gate Unversity as vice president for Academic Affairs/Provost in 1997, acting president in 1999 and president in 2000. He has been emeritus since 2007. Dr. Friedman was vice president for Academic Affairs/Provost at Bentley College, Waltham, MA from 1990-1997, and was previously dean of the Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His major scholarly interests include industrial economics, corporate joint ventures, applied econometrics, banking and financial intermediaries, financial markets, econometric history, and management policy. His corporate consulting assignments include Digital Equipment, ITT, Georgia-Pacific, Guilford Mills, United Guaranty, Precision Fabrics, Harbor Investment Group, 1st Home Federal, the US Department of Transportation, and other firms, banks, and financial institutions. He earned his undergraduate degree (BBA) in 1968 in economics and statistics at the City College of New York, Baruch School of Business and Public Administration while working as a writer and statistician for Forbes Magazine. In 1972, he received his PhD in economics, econometrics and economic history from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


  • Macro-economics
  • Corporate-economics
  • Economics History
  • Professional and Teaching Experience


BBA, Economics and Statistics, City College of New York
PhD, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


  • 2007- Present
    President Emeritus and Professor of Economics, Golden Gate University, CA
  • 2000-2007
    President, Golden Gate University, CA
  • 1999-2000

    Acting President and Provost, Golden Gate University, CA

  • 1997-1999

    Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Golden Gate University, CA

  • 1996-1997

    Interim CEO and Provost, Bently College

  • 1990-1996

    Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Bentley College

  • 1981-1990

    Dean of the Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

  • 1980-1984

    Chairman of the Department of Finance and Economics, Associate Dean, Graduate Programs and Director, MBA Program, School of Management, Boston University