Alexander Friedlander, PhD

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education in the College of Arts and Sciences; Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Communication

Alexander Friedlander

Office: Dean's Office [CoAS], 4th fl MacAlister
Phone: 215.895.1819


  • PhD, Rhetoric, Carnegie Mellon University, 1988

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Rhetoric
  • Document design
  • Written Communication, particularly regarding new technologies in the professional writing workplace


Since coming to Drexel in 1987, Alexander Friedlander has taught a wide range of writing and communication courses including Document Design, Readings and Research in Communication, Research Methods, and courses in professional writing, freshman writing, and more.  He has also held administrative positions in the department, including Graduate Program Director (1992-1997), Undergraduate Communication Program Coordinator (1997-2001, 2004-2007), and Assistant Head of Culture and Communication (2002-2007).