Amy holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering and a Ph.D. in Workforce Education. This unusual combination has provided her with a professional skill set that includes both the technical and social sciences. Dr. Freeman has spoken in numerous business and professional venues as well as schools, churches and government institutions. Topics include lowering the stress level of working professionals, work-life balance, women in non-traditional fields, and student empowerment, and diversity in science and engineering professions. She is author of the book, Stress
She has written and presented several papers on the importance of diversity and technical skills in the US. For six years, she was an executive officer and president of the National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates, a collaborative organization focusing on increasing diverse technical talent in the US.
As an educator, Dr. Freeman served in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education for 10 years directing student programs. During that time, she developed a wide range of retention programming for students who identified as underrepresented, international, women, or transgendered. She is currently Assistant Dean in the College of Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University and continues to provide administrative direction for the Office of Engineering Diversity through cultivation of partnerships with corporations, alumni, university constituents and organizational alliances.
Freeman has written, published and presented research findings at national conferences and is a member of several organizations. She has spoken and studied internationally in Germany, Spain, Morocco, Kenya, Tanzania, The People’s Republic of China, The Republic of Korea, and across the U.S. As an advocate of education and professional development, she emphasizes the need to share ideas, collaborate and learn as much as possible about others and the world around us.