Overview

Dr. Freeman has been on the faculty since 2007, teaching about the intricacies of the human body. She’s a professional member of the AHG and is also a licensed nutritionist specializing in menstrual health and fertility.

Professional Narrative

Dr. Freeman has a particular interest in clinical work relating to fertility and the menstrual cycle. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including an OB/GYN office, a large fertility clinic, and integrative group practices. She took her clinical practice entirely virtual in 2010, and has been working with clients from a distance since that time. Recently her practice has also expanded to include mentorship and support for practitioners who need help with cases and/or assistance in building/growing their clinical practices.

Dr. Freeman serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Herbalists Guild, the Biology Editorial Board of MERLOT, and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society.

Her teaching philosophy is built on trust, compassion, and kindness. Dr. Freeman believes in creating courses that are accessible and fun for adult learners, even for those without a strong science background. Her pedagogy relies on clarity, minimizing busy work, and providing multiple pathways for students to succeed. As a Faculty Fellow in Course Design, she supports other faculty as they work to craft courses that facilitate the very best learning experiences for everyone involved.

Courses

ISCI547a: Physiology I

ISCI647b: Physiology II (Pathophysiology)

NUTR672: Mindful Eating

Personal Narrative

I'm fascinated by the human body, and enjoy learning more about how things work every time I teach a course. In addition to wrangling my two homeschooled children, I enjoy yoga, gardening and tracking down deals at thrift stores and garage sales (pre-pandemic!).

A few books I've enjoyed recently include: Ungrading edited by Susan Blum; Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? And other Questions about Dead Bodies by Caitlin Doughty and Dianne Ruz; The Body is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor; and Heavy by Kiese Laymon.

I have a potentially unhealthy love of Alice Waters' pink grapefruit and avocado salad. Look it up. You won't be sorry.

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