Dr Curt Friedel

Dr. Curt Friedel is an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education, and Director of the Center for Cooperative Problem Solving, at Virginia Tech. He maintains a teaching and research appointment with focus on problem solving and critical thinking as variables of interest in leadership development, team dynamics, and leading organizational change.

Dr. Friedel serves as program leader for the graduate certificate, Problem Solving for Leading Change, a twelve credit-hour certificate, at Virginia Tech, which integrates Adaption-Innovation Theory into the academic discourse of problem solving, the science of teams, and social change. Some of the courses Friedel has taught include: Leadership Dynamics, Youth Program Management, Exploring Citizen Leadership, and Leading Social Change. Dr. Friedel is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). He can be reached via email at cfriedel@vt.edu.