Paula Friedman taught a diverse range of literature classes at Cardinal Stritch University for more than three decades before retiring in May 2013. Some of her favorite classes included Irish Literature, Nonwestern Literature, Contemporary Literature and Images of Women in Literature. She is particularly interested in issues of marginalization and challenges to mainstream views of social and political change, race, religion and ethnicity. While at Stritch, she won the Campus Leader and Teaching Excellence Award. She received both her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in English at the University of Chicago.