Erica Jayne Friedman, PhD

Associate Director


Pronouns: All Pronouns Welcome


Dr. Erica Jayne Friedman is a native New Yorker who has over 15 years of higher education experience.  Through advocacy and education, Dr. Friedman is committed to making our FIU the most supportive and affirming university for all Panthers.

Dr. Friedman received formative training as an undergraduate at Binghamton University and through their doctoral program in psychology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). Dr. Friedman's research focuses on gender and sexuality, specifically around discriminatory ideologies such as cisgenderism and heterosexism.

In their free time, Dr. Friedman enjoys worldwide travel, SCUBA diving, hiking, PC gaming, and being an active member of the Miami Ballroom scene with the House of Milan.


PhD, Social-Personality Psychology, The Graduate Center, CUNY
MA, Social-Personality Psychology, The Graduate Center, CUNY
BA, Psychology, Binghamton University