Dr. Rachel Friedman, Director of Aviation Administration

Dr. Rachel Friedman
College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
Office ETA 409


I came to California State University, Los Angeles from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2018. I am a pilot and teach courses in airline operations, private pilot ground, aerodynamics, aviation administration, aviation communication and several other topics. I have expertise in TBM, Pilatus, Embraer Jet, and Citation Jet. 

My Ph.D. is in Communication from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. I enjoy teaching, flying, writing and traveling. I am in a local flying club and try to fly as often as possible. My favorite destination is Tel Aviv, Israel. 

Below are some of my publications:

Friedman, R. (2022). Angels of the Sky. Citation Jet Magazine.

Friedman, R. (2021). The woman, the myth, the legend: Margrit Waltz. TBMOPA - TBM Owner Pilot Association.

Perez, M., Friedman, R. & Lamothe, J. (2021). Beyond Binaries: Trans identities in contemporary culture. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Friedman, R. (Spring 2019). How is your Pilatus performing? Pilatus Owner Pilot Association. Professional/Technical review; invited article

  Friedman, R. (2019). Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) and Flight Data Logging (FDL). Pilatus Owner Pilot Magazine. 

  Friedman, R. (2018). Certified Pre-Owned Eclipse Program. Contrails: The private jet magazine.

  Friedman, R. (2017). Mission Accomplished: Cirrus Vision SF50 - World's first single-engine personal jet. Contrails: The private jet magazine.  

  Friedman, R. (2017). Martha: King of the Air. Contrails: The private jet magazine.

  Friedman, R., McNabb, N., & McCauliff, K. (2017). Listening to Women on the Right: Communication Strategies of Today's Female Republican Politicians. Jefferson, NC:       McFarland Books.

  Durham, W. & Friedman, R. (2016). Smoke Signals: Communicating and Negotiating Face within Friend Groups in Public Contexts. The Florida Communication Journal.

  Friedman, R. & McNabb, N. (2014). The lifestyle of the  ‘urban tribe’: A critical analysis of masternarratives, counterstories, and resistance on Will & Grace and Friends. The     Florida Communication Journal.

  Friedman, R. & Lee, R. (2013). The Style and Rhetoric of Elizabeth Dole: Public Persona and Political Discourse. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

  McNabb, N. & Friedman, R. (2013). Meghan McCain is GOP Proud: A rhetorical analysis of the political discourse surrounding feminist leadership in the Republican Party. In    Political Women: Language and Leadership edited by Michelle Lockhard and Kathleen Mullick. Lexington Books.  

  Friedman, R. & McNabb, N. (2012). Beyond the Lyrics: An Examination of Race and Culture. Lynchburg, VA: Liberty University Press.

  Friedman, R. & Gutgold, N. (2012).  Two Women for President: The Importance of the Announcement Speech on the Campaign. Advancing Women in Leadership, 32. 1-29.

  Friedman, R. & Jones, A. (2011). Corsets, Headpieces, and Tape: An Ethnography of  Gendered Performance. The Cross-Cultural Communication Journal, 7(2), 82-91.

  McNabb, N. & Friedman, R. (2009). Re-Learning American History:  Understanding the Assumptions Underlying Intercultural Communication. Communication Teacher, 23,     32- 36.