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speech educator , Drama educator

Patricia Elizabeth Friel, American speech educator, drama educator. Secondary teaching certified in speech. Grantee University Cincinnati Educational Research Council, Cincinnati, 1989, Ohio Arts Council, Columbus, Ohio, 1987-1988; recipient prominent alumni award University Cincinnati Communication Arts Department, Cincinnati, 1989.


Friel, Patricia Elizabeth was born on September 25, 1956 in Zanesville, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Roy Henry and Martha Jane (MacMichael) Friel.


Bachelor in Speech Communication & French, University Cincinnati, 1978. Master of Arts in Speech Communication Arts, University Cincinnati, 1979. Teaching certified, Xavier University, 1985.

2 year acting program, Neighborhood Playhouse, New York City, 1982.


French tutor University Cincinnati, 1975-1978. Research assistant Renatus Hartogs, Doctor of Medicine New York City, 1980-1981. Word processor, administrative assistant Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc., 1981-1983.

Lecturer in speech University Cincinnati, 1983-1986. Instructor in speech and drama University Cincinnati, Clermont College, Batavia, College, since 1986, theatre director, since 1987, auditorium improvement project director, since 1987, speech/drama club advisor, since 1987, speech/drama area coordinator, since 1987, arts series coordinator, 1986-1987. Consultant Plaza Dermatology Associates, New York City, 1982.

Communication consultant Randell-Heiken, Incorporated, New York York City, 1983. Market research consultant The Data Group, Inc., Cincinnati, 1983. Security consultant Honeywell, Inc., Cincinnati, 1984.

Speaker University Cincinnati and Women in Communications, Inc. Speakers Bureau, Cincinnati, since 1987. Assistant coordinator radio scriptwriting workshop, Introductory Radio Writing and Performance Workshop, 1990.

Chair of committee course development, Interdisciplinary Interpersonal Communication, 1990.


  • Secondary teaching certified in speech.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: (musical play) The Circus of Life, 1979. Author: (diagnostic instrument) Developing a Diagnostic Instrument for Communication Anxieties, 1990.


Church members should support and resourcing their institutions to reflect on political issues in the light of Christian faith.


Church members should meet regularly in order to be accountable to each other about how each person was living the Christian life.


Judge Greater Cincinnati Association Community Theatres, Cincinnati, since 1987. Board member Southern Ohio Arts Region, Bethel, Ohio, 1988-1989, secretary 1989. Member Women in Communications Inc.

(consultant 1989-1990, board member 1990-1991), Speech Communication Association, Southeastern Theatre Conference, Ohio Theatre Alliance, American Forensic Association, Clermont College Arts Advisory Council (chair 1986-1988), American Society for Training and Development, Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Sigma Rho, Tau Kappa Alpha.


  • Other Interests

    Dance, piano, singing, travel, reading.


Roy Henry Friel

Martha Jane (MacMichael) Friel