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2022 Faculty Election

Thomas Freeman

Running for: Educational Policy Committee
  • Teaching Associate Professor
  • Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Appointed: 2014
  • Ph.D., Tulane University, 2009
UNC Service

Executive Director of the UNC Chancellor's Science Scholars Program (2017-)
Pogue Scholars Mentor (2016-2020)
Member, Chemistry Dept. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (2021-)
Member, Chemistry Dept. Student Wellness (SWELL) Committee (2019-)
Member, Diverse Perspectives and Global Understanding Task Force for the Curriculum 2019 Redesign effort (2017)
Member, Chemistry Dept. Education Committee (2016-)
Member, Chemistry Dept. Undergraduate Labs Committee (2016-2021)
Member, Chemistry Dept. Undergraduate Studies Committee (2014-2016)

Candidate Statement

As a champion for evidence-based pedagogy in the Chemistry Department who helped lead the reform of our introductory courses to be more inclusive and effective, I am committed to developing and supporting sound, equitable educational policy. My dedication and efficacy as an instructor were twice recognized with a SUTASA (Student Undergraduate Teaching and Staff Award) and a Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. I also serve as the Executive Director of the UNC Chancellor’s Science Scholars Program, which sends more students from diverse backgrounds into STEM PhD and MD programs than any other in UNC’s history. This success is largely due to my collaborating with all stakeholders to set efficacious and equitable program policy, which is the type of experience and perspective I hope to bring to this committee.

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