Megan Friddle, PhD

Director, National Scholarships and Fellowships Program

Office: White Hall 100C

Phone: 404-712-7936

Email: mfriddl@emory.edu

Education

  • PhD, American Studies, Laney Graduate School, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • MFA, English-Creative Writing, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • BA, Liberal Arts, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

Biography

As Director of the National Scholarships & Fellowships Program in the Office for Undergraduate Education, Megan Friddle oversees the selection process for internal and external merit-based awards. Combining her enthusiasm for undergraduate advising with training in research design and writing pedagogy, she matches high-achieving students with the resources they need to pursue global opportunities for research, study, and professional training.

Dr. Friddle received her PhD in American Studies from Emory University’s Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts after completing a MFA in English-Creative Writing at the Pennsylvania State University and a BA in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College. Her academic research has focused on narrative and self-identity in American culture. At the college level, she has taught rhetoric and composition, creative writing, and interdisciplinary writing-intensive courses on a variety of topics, including the history of childhood and adolescence, cultural memory in the United States, and disability studies. After serving as an academic adviser to undergraduate students in the liberal arts and graduate students in public health, Dr. Friddle joined the National Scholarships & Fellowships Program in 2013.