Bruce D. Friedman holds a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University's Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and a M.S.W. from Washington University's George Warren Brown School of Social Work. Dr. Friedman is a professor and director of social work at the University of Texas El Paso, the co-founder of the Center for Social Justice at California State University, Bakersfield, and was a core faculty member for the CSUB's Ed.D. program. A mixed methods researcher, he has studied issues of homelessness and the roles of shelters in addressing the needs of the homeless population, obesity problems in South Texas, and school disciplinary practices in California.