Dr. Art Friedman is a native of Philadelphia, PA, but has lived and worked
in the Midwest for over twenty years. He graduated from Drexel Institute
of Technology, with a B.S. degree in Biological Science, and after
a couple of years of industrial employment, returned to Drexel University,
where he received a M.S. in biochemistry and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry.
He was admitted to the Golden Apple Intern Program in 2004 and
awarded the Mary Lou and John Scott Fellowship at Northwestern University,
in the NU-Teach - ISBE Alternative Teacher Certification Program. He
received a Type 25 Provisional Alternative Secondary Teaching Certificate
from the State of Illinois in September, 2004.
Although his career has been primarily devoted to R&D activities in
the fields of pharmaceutical, agricultural and environmental chemistry,
has been involved in bringing the joy of chemistry to the masses for over
25 years. He created a program, “The Magic of Chemistry”,
that was seen by over 30,000 students in four states, and was
on the nationally syndicated television program
Dr. Friedman is currently offering a number of science classes through Pima County’s Special Interest programs
Art and his wife Erica currently reside in Tucson, AZ.