MSW, Community Organizing and Social Administration Specialization, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.
MPA, Public and Non-Profit Management Specialization, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.
BA, Sociology, Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pa.


  • Community-based global learning
  • Experiential learning
  • First-generation college students
  • Immigration
  • Collaborative dialogue
  • Teaching cultural humility
  • Advancing equity


  • Hartman, E., Kiely, R., Boettcher, C., Friedrichs, J., “Community-Based Global Learning: The Theory and Practice of Ethical Engagement at Home and Abroad,” Sterling, Va., Stylus, 2018
  • Wilsey, S., Friedrichs, J., Gabrich, C., Chung, T., “A Privileged Pedagogy for Privileged Students? A Preliminary Mixed-Methods Analysis Comparing First-Generation and Non-First-Generation College Students on Post-Evaluations of Service-Learning Courses,” PRISM, 2015
  • Friedrichs, D.O., Friedrichs, J., “The World Bank and Crimes of Globalization: A Case Study,” Nick Larsen and Russell Smandych, editors, “Global Criminology and Criminal Justice,” Petersborough, Ontario, Canada, Broadview Press, 2008

Awards & Recognition

  • Max and Esther Sestili Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2018
  • Faculty Fellow, Center for Digital Learning and Innovation, 2017
  • Featured in Carlow Magazine: “Entering the Chaos of Immigration,” Fall 2018

Professional Memberships

  • Cultural Humility and Equity Collaborative
  • Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Office of Equity and Inclusion Consultant
  • Global Social Work Mercy Higher Education Collaboration

“The students at Carlow are what make my work so rewarding. I aim to teach courses that are experiential and engaging, which challenge students to explore their own values and put them into action for a more just world.” — Jessica Friedrichs

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