College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Sheryl A Friedley

Sheryl A Friedley

Sheryl A Friedley

Emeritus Faculty

Interpersonal communication, communication and gender

Dr. Friedley received both her B.S. and M.A. in Speech Communication at Ball State University and her Ph.D. from Purdue University. Her doctoral work focused on the different communication styles between men and women.  Dr. Friedley is an active member in organizations such as National Communication Association, International Communication Association, and Eastern Communication Association.

She is also the Co-founder of Communication’s Edge which is a consulting firm dedicated to assessing, coaching, and training individuals to succeed in communications. She has received various awards including Distinguished Communicator Award by the Virginia Speech Communication Association (1987), Outstanding Service Award by the American Forensics Association as well as the National Forensic Association, and recognized by George Mason University’s Alumni Association as Faculty Member of the Year (1989). What students may not know about Dr. Friedley is that her former classmate at Ball State University was David Letterman.

Selected Publications

She co-authored the 2003 book titled Communication and Gender, 4th edition and was the editor of the 2005 book titled Interpersonal Communication Theory: A Reader.