Matthew Friedel

  • Teaching Faculty III, School of Information Studies

Senior Lecturer


  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA) – Marquette University
  • Master of Science Engineering (MS) – Marquette University
  • Certificate of Completion – Entrepreneurial Training Program
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Cum Laude –UW-Milwaukee


Matthew Friedel is an Angel Investor with Silicon Pastures Angel Investment Network, Senior Lecturer at UWM, Adjunct Faculty at Marquette University and Co-Founder of the Disruptive Technologies Laboratory at UWM. He teaches a new Graduate level class: Practical Applications in AI and disruptive technologies in UWM’s new $10 million Lubar Entrepreneurship Center that promotes entrepreneurial and design thinking with emphasis on cross pollination of disciplines. Matt is also a Lubar Entrepreneurship Ideas Challenge Fellow, National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps mentor and is working with other faculty and staff on cross disciplinary learning.

The focus of Matt’s course will be practical hands on development in emerging technologies including AI Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain innovations. Matt has an BS in engineering from UWM and MS in Engineering and MBA from Marquette University with focus on entrepreneurship and has consulted on software projects for Northwestern Mutual, Summerfest, RW. Baird, and Kohls. Matt also holds a Professional Engineering (PE) License from the State of Wisconsin.
He now brings his experience in startups, investing, and advance technologies to the creation of a new collaborative cross disciplinary startup-tech ecosystem at UWM.

Courses Taught

INFOST-240: Web Design I
INFOST-410: Database Information Retrieval Systems
INFOST-383: Native Mobile Applications
INFOST-350: Introduction to Application Development
INFOST-491: Advanced Topics in information Science & Technology: Responsive UI Design
INFOST-584: Survey of Web and Mobile Content Development
INFOST-691: Special Topics in Information Science: Content Management Systems
INFOST 691: Special Topics in Information Science:
Practical Application in Artificial Intelligence and Disruptive Technologie


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