Company: Chicago State University
Location: Joliet, IL
Joliet, IL, Karen Freeman, Professor at Chicago State University, has been recognized by Elite American Educators for dedication, achievement and leadership in higher education.
Dr. Freeman was welcomed with open arms by the faculty of the reading and elementary education department at Chicago State University in 2008. She brings nearly three decades of professional experience in education, including six years as an instructor at Roosevelt University and two years at Northwestern Business College. In her current position, she demonstrates to students and other teachers how to further utilize the subjects of fine art, humanities and social studies in their own classrooms. Drawing on her previous administrative with the Chicago Public Schools’ Department of Special Education and Pupil Support, Dr. Freeman assists the associate dean with college assessments as well as advises students on their academic career choices.
In 1990, Dr. Freeman earned a Ph.D. in policy analysis from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she previously completed a Master of Education. The majority of her past research focused on family, environmental, and psychological characteristics that influence a child’s productivity and success. She has presented papers in South Africa, in Oxford, England, in Caracas, Venezuela and in South Korea. Recently, she presented a paper on “standardized assessment” in Gothenburg, Sweden. The research, which is a collaborative effort between Dr. Freeman and Dr. Deborah Williams of North Park University, surveyed parents concerning standardized testing.
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