About the Professor

Professor Freedman taught high school mathematics in Philadelphia, and worked in industry as a computer systems analyst before settling in at Camden County College in Blackwood, New Jersey. She has taught basic skills mathematics at the college for over thirty years, including special sections for students with learning disabilities. She has given regional and national workshops on learning styles and implications in the math classroom, teaching mathematics to college students with disabilities, Internet use in the math classroom,and faculty strategies for developing a comprehensive developmental math program. She has co-authored three math workbooks on computational skills, pre-algebra, and elementary algebra.

Professor Freedman won a 2002 Amatyc Input Award from the American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges recognizing exemplary mathematics programs focusing on innovative rethinking of curriculum and pedagogy using technology in introductory college courses before calculus. She won the 1997 National Association of Developmental Education's Professional Development Award for her interactive multimedia algebra tutorial. In August 1997, she was one of the national winners of Microsoft's "Innovators in Higher Education Challenge" contest. In May 1998 she received the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award in recognition for a continued record of excellence in teaching at Camden County College and she is the recipient of the 1999 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development's Excellence Award signaling outstanding contributions to teaching and learning.

In 2002, she was recognized by the State of New Jersey as an "EOF Champion", for dedication, advocacy, outspoken support and general commitment to the NJ EOF program which was created to ensure meaningful access to higher education
for those who come from backgrounds of economic and educational disadvantage.

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