- Fulbright Award (2001)
- Fulbright Award (1988)
- Indonesia; Singapore
Lawrence S. Friedman is a professor emeritus of English and linguistics at IU Fort Wayne. He received a B.A. from the University of Missouri in 1958, a M.A. from the University of Michigan in 1959, and a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 1965. He joined IU’s faculty at the previously known Indiana University Purdue University at Fort Wayne (IPFW) in 1979 as an associate professor of English and associate project coordinator in international programs. Prior to joining IU, he had served as a member of the Purdue faculty at IPFW since 1965. Friedman also served as a visiting professor at the University of Warsaw in Poland from 1979 to 1981. In 1992, he was promoted to the rank of full professor, a title which he kept until his retirement from Indiana University Purdue University at Fort Wayne in May of 2000 where he was giving the emeritus title.
Throughout his career, Friedman received many Fulbright awards to lecture and conduct research. His first, in 1968-1969, he served as a lecturer to Ghent, Belgium and his second, in 1971-1972, he served as a lecturer of American literature in Romania. In 1988-1989, he lectured on American literature and English renaissance literature at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and in 1992-1993, he lectured and conducted research on American literature at the University of Singapore in Singapore. All of these were a part of the Fulbright program.
Friedman was an accomplished author of creative nonfiction books including Understanding Isaac Bashevis Singer (1988), Understanding Cynthia Ozick (1991), William Golding (1993), and The Cinema of Martin Scorsese (1997). He also served as a member of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars from 1994-1997.