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About Sydney Freeman Jr., PhD, CFD, COI

Dr. Freeman is an Educational Theorist, Social Scientist & Educational Administrator with experience in various aspects of Academic and Student Affairs. He has direct experience in the areas of faculty development, residential life and advancement and development activities.
Dr. Freeman's research investigates the challenges facing higher education administration programs. Specifically, his research examines higher education as a field of study, the university presidency, and the leadership of Historically Black Colleges Universities.
Dr. Freeman is associate professor of higher education at the University of Idaho. He is a former National Holmes Scholar, a certified faculty developer through the Learning Re-sources Network, and an affiliate of the University of Pennsylva-nia’s Center for Minority Serving Institutions. His research inves-tigates the challenges facing higher education administration pro-grams, specifically, higher education as a field of study and the university presidency. Dr. Freeman has published numerous jour-nal articles and is the lead editor (with Linda Serra Hagedorn, Lester F. Goodchild, and Dianne A. Wright) of Advancing Higher Education as a Field of Study: In Quest of Doctoral Degree Guidelines (Stylus Publishing, 2014). He also was recently named to the Board of Directors of the American Association of University Administrators and was hon-ored with the "2015 Emergent Leader of the Year" award by the same professional society. He is ed-itor-in-chief of The Journal for the Study of Postsecondary and Tertiary Education.

Positions

Present Certified Faculty Developer (CFD), The Journal for the Study of Postsecondary and Tertiary Education (JSPTE)
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Present Associate Professor of Higher Education, University of Idaho
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Curriculum Vitae



Research Interests

Faculty Development, University Presidency, Higher Education as a Field of Study, and Minority Serving Institutions

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Honors and Awards

  • AAUA Robert MacVitte Emerging Leader Award
  • Auburn University’s Graduate School “2015 Auburn Authors Award”

Higher Education as a Field of Study (19)

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (7)