May 16, 2014
Diana Polles

Freeburg Named Dean of School for Professional Studies

Beth Freeburg, Ph.D.
Beth Freeburg, Ph.D.

Beth Freeburg, Ph.D., has been named dean of the School for Professional Studies. Freeburg comes to Saint Louis University from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIU), where she currently serves as the director of its Center for Workforce Development. She has been at SIU for 19 years and brings a vast wealth of experience in faculty and administration positions.

At SIU, Freeburg holds the rank of professor in the Department of Workforce Education and Development. She holds professional memberships in the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Freeburg received her doctorate from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and her master of science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. From 2009-2013, Freeburg was the department chair in the Department of Workforce Education and Development. She also served as the Department of Workforce Education and Development's Director of Graduate Programs.

The appointment follows a national search, chaired by Donald Linhorst, Ph.D., professor and director of the School of Social Work.

The School for Professional Studies has evolved since its 1963 conception as one of the first schools in the country dedicated to adult learners. It features online and evening courses that are flexible and have an accelerated schedule. The school offers globally accessible, academic, professional and continuing education programs for adult learners and working students. The School for Professional Studies educates almost 1,500 students in undergraduate and post-baccalaureate programs.

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