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Megan E. Friddle holds a PhD in American Studies from Emory University’s Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts and an MFA in English-Creative Writing from The Pennsylvania State University. Her dissertation, “Longing for Longing: Girlhood, Narrative, and Nostalgia in American Literature for Children and Young Adults,” examines the history of books for girls alongside the changing landscape of education, publishing, and child development in nineteenth and twentieth century America. At the college level, Megan has taught rhetoric and composition, creative writing, and interdisciplinary writing-intensive courses on a variety of topics, including the history of childhood and adolescence, cultural memory in the United States, and disability studies. In addition, she holds certification in gifted pedagogy at the secondary level and has taught arts and humanities courses to students ages 10 to 18.

Megan currently serves as the Director of the National Scholarships & Fellowships Program in Emory University’s Office for Undergraduate Education. Combining her enthusiasm for undergraduate advising with her training in research design and writing pedagogy, she matches high-achieving students with the resources they need to pursue global opportunities for research, study, and professional training. Recently, through the National Scholarships & Fellowships Program, Emory students and alumni have been selected for the Marshall Scholarship, Luce Scholars Program, Rhodes Scholarship, Beinecke Scholarship, Goldwater Scholarship, the US Student Fulbright Program, and more.