Andrea Fryling

Assistant Director of Academic Services and Assistant Professor of English

Faculty Positions:

Adult & Graduate Studies - Social Science

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Dr. Andrea Fryling serves as assistant director of academic services and assistant professor of English for Cornerstone University's Professional & Graduate Studies. She is also a freelance editor and writing consultant, where she works on a range of project types including books, dissertations, theses and more. She also serves as a one-on-one writing coach at Cornerstone.

"When I began teaching at PGS, I knew immediately that this was something special; the love, passion and commitment that Cornerstone has for Christ, its students and educational excellence have far surpassed my expectations and even my hopes. I am honored to have the opportunity to participate in Cornerstone's spiritual and academic mission as well as students' educational and life journeys."


  • Editor-in-chief of Y1 Writes: A Collection of Student Essays (Vols. 3 & 4)
  • Authored dissertation entitled "On Morality in Minority Fiction: Subtexts of Closeting, Communication and Community in Babel-17 and Fledgling"


  • Ph.D., English (Contemporary American Literature and African American Literature), Northern Illinois University
  • M.A., British and American Literature, Northern Illinois University
  • B.A., Grand Valley State University


—Spending time with family
—Swimming and being on the water
—Writing poetry


—English language
—Cultural influences and diversity
—Morality and minority fiction
—Language, communication, oppression, identity and community in literature