Morgan Friedman

Morgan Friedman smiling

Doctoral Lecturer

By Appointment

Dr. Morgan Friedman graduated with her Ed.D in Intellectual Disabilities and Autism from Teachers College at Columbia University in December 2017. Dr. Friedman has worked in Los Angles, California at Loyola Marymount University School of Education as a Clinical Professor of Special education from 2018-2023. She was the Director of the Special Education program, created a dual credential in general and special education, and wrote many of the courses in the program which has received both state and national accreditation. Prior to higher education, Dr. Friedman was a full time special education teacher in NYC for seven years, teaching elementary through high school in self-contained and inclusion settings, located in public, non-public, and private schools.

Dr. Friedman has conducted research in Parental involvement in special education, special education teacher retention and attrition, and inclusion, to name a few. Dr. Friedman is excited to be back in New York City and working with the best teachers and schools in the country.


Doctorate of Education, Intellectual Disabilities and Autism, Teachers College at Columbia University Masters of Arts, Intellectual Disabilities and Autism, Teachers College at Columbia University Bachelors of Arts, Psychology, George Washington University


LMU: Special Education Intern Seminar, Perspectives and Policies that Guide Education, Special Topics in Special Education, Research Topics in Special Education, Pedagogy and Transition for Students with Disabilities

  • Parental involvement in special education
  • Special education teacher retention and attrition
  • Inclusion Autism Learning Disabilities Teacher Preparation Programs
  • Friedman, M, & Dakopolos, A. (In Progress) Do new special education teachers feel supported in an e-learning model during Covid-19?
  • Jahromi, L. B., Kirkman, K. S., Friedman, M. A., & Dimachkie, A. (2021). Associations between Emotional Competence and Prosocial Behaviors with Peers among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disorders.
  • Friedman, M. (2020). Inclusion: History, Models, and Why It Matters. In Challenges to Integrating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs in Organizations (pp. 149-164). IGI Global.
  • California Dyslexia Grant to Preparation Program (2022) – Incorporating Dyslexia guidelines into teacher preparation programs