BSW Program Director, Social Work
Building: Peterson Hall
Dr. Freedman is an experienced social work educator and licensed independent social worker. He earned undergraduate degrees in American Indian Studies and Psychology from the University of Minnesota and earned both an MSW and PhD in social work from The Ohio State University. He has been involved in social work education for over fifteen years and is a term associate professor and BSW program director with the Department of Social Work at George Mason University. Additionally, Dr. Freedman has over twenty years’ experience as a human service provider, most of which has been in mental health, substance abuse, and integrated behavioral healthcare settings. Dr. Freedman is a published author and has conducted local, state, national, and international presentations.
Faculty Advisor, Save the Children Action Network Club, University of South Carolina. 2017 – 2019
Chair, General Social Sciences Sub-Committee, University of South Carolina. 2017 – 2019
Evaluator, Global Carolina Function. 2017 – 2018
Faculty Associate, Preston Residential College, University of South Carolina. 2017 – 2019
Reviewer, Carolina Core General Social Sciences evaluation, University of South Carolina. 2017 – 2019
Facilitator, Seat at the Table: Dialogues on Race and Reconciliation, University of South Carolina. 2017 – 2018
Panelist, Clinical and Non-Tenure Track Faculty session at New Faculty Orientation, University of South Carolina. 2017 – 2018
Member, Carolina Core Committee, University of South Carolina. 2016 – 2019
Reviewer, Discover USC, University of South Carolina. 2016 – 2019
Member, Dean’s Search Committee, Office of the Provost, University of South Carolina. 2016 – 2017
Member, Health Science Faculty Principle Search Committee, University of South Carolina. 2016 – 2017
Member, Social Sciences Specialization Committee, University of South Carolina. 2016 – 2017
- CSWE Site Visitor, BSW Program, Jacksonville State University. 2019
- Consulting Editor, Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work. 2018 -2019
- Moderator, Spring Symposium, National Association for Social Workers, South Carolina Chapter (NASW-SC). 2016 – 2019
- Reviewer, An Introduction to Group Work Practice, 8th Edition (Toseland & Rivas, 2017). 2016 – 2017
- Volunteer, Fiesta Conexiones for Richland County I School District. 2016
- Board Member and Secretary, Social Work Assessment Education Project (SWEAP). 2015 – 2019
- Board Member, National Association for Social Workers, South Carolina Chapter (NASW-SC). 2015 – 2019
- Proposal Reviewer, CSWE APM Conferences (Addictions, Assessment, and BSW Education Tracts). 2014 - 2019
Freedman, D., & Dudley, J. (2013). Critically Consuming Evaluations. In J. Dudley (ed.). Social Work Evaluation (2nd Ed.) (pp. 195-215). Chicago, Illinois: Lyceum Books, INC.
Freedman, D. (2012). Screening clients for addiction related disorders. Continuing Education Module. New York: Gannett Education.
Freedman, D. (2012). Determining the long-term risk of recidivism and registration failure among sexual offenders. Federal Probation, 76(1), 14-19.
Dudley, J., & Freedman, D. (2010). Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank: Research Methods for Social Work: Being Producers and Consumers of Research (2nd Ed.). New York: Allyn & Bacon.
Freedman, D., Dudley, J, & Pace, M. (2010). Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank for Connecting Core Competencies Series: Research Methods for Social Work: Being Producers and Consumers of Research (2nd Ed). New York: Pearson Education, Inc.
Presentations and Performances
- Framing Social Work Interventions from Positive Psychology and the Strengths Perspective: Implications for Meaningful Change
March 2019 | College of Social Work, Columbia, SC.
- The Prerequisite of Self-Care for Effectively Serving Clients and Client Systems
May 2017 | Department of Juvenile Justice’s South Carolina Youth Workers Workshop: Columbia, SC.
- Breaking the Links between Criminal Recidivism and Mental Illness
April 2016 | NASW-SC, Central Unit Chapter Meeting: Columbia, SC
- PhD, Social Work, The Ohio State University
- MSW, Social Work, The Ohio State University
- BA, American Indian Studies and Psychology, University of Minnesota