Visiting Scholar Spring 2022

Sydney Freeman, Jr.

January 2022 – May 2022
Sydney Freeman
As a Visiting Scholar, Professor Freeman will assist with an assessment of racial diversity initiatives for Penn faculty that are currently supported by Penn’s Provost’s Office. He will also develop an academic leadership symposium that focuses on advancing institutional policies and supports that improve retention and advancement of mid-career faculty of color at Penn.

Dr. Sydney Freeman Jr. is a Full Professor in the College of Education, Health & Human Sciences at the University of Idaho. He is an international authority on such topics as higher education leadership, higher education programs and leadership/administration, and graduate education. Dr. Freeman has published nearly 100 scholarly and academic related manuscripts and has lectured and presented at institutions such as Harvard University, Oxford University (UK), Jerusalem College of Technology (Israel), and RMIT University Vietnam, Saigon. He was the recipient of the College of Education Outstanding Young Alumni Award for the year 2020 at Auburn University and recognized as one of the recipients of the “Accomplished Under 40” for the year 2020 by the Idaho Business Review. And he recently earned the prominent 2021 University of Idaho mid-career faculty award.” In November, Dr. Freeman gave and received the Barbara Townsend Lecture and Award from the Association for the Study of Higher Education which, recognizes a scholar whose work focuses on community colleges, feminist studies, doctoral education, and/or higher education leadership preparation programs.