The Chicago School of Professional Psychology selects Dr. William Freeman to lead its Master of Public Health program
March 23, 2015
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology announced the appointment of William Freeman, DBA, MBA, as program director and department chair for its Master of Public Health (MPH) program. His tenure begins immediately. The Chicago School is a nonprofit university, and one of the leading institutions devoted to psychology, and related behavioral and health sciences.
As program director and department chair, Dr. Freeman will help lay the groundwork for The Chicago School’s increased integration of mental and public health instruction and practice. As a recognized global thought leader in all areas of psychology, The Chicago School has now taken national leadership in advancing a curriculum that is interprofessional and transdisciplinary in nature.
Within this context, Dr. Freeman will provide visionary leadership to strengthen student understanding of psychology’s role in integrative health care, propel quality professional education and performance for faculty and staff, and support The MPH Program’s ability to respond to emerging public health trends in the U.S. health care system.
The Chicago School’s Master of Public Health (MPH) Program is designed for working adults who want to lead the way toward a healthier world through the promotion of community and public health and applied health sciences.
The curriculum offers knowledge and skills drawn from a variety of disciplines, including nonclinical fields such as business psychology, international psychology and integrated behavioral health, and is aligned with national public health education competency standards. A three-year part time MPH Program is offered on The Chicago School’s Los Angeles Campus. Professionals may also choose from a two-year full time or three-year part time online MPH program. Dr. Freeman was appointed by Cindy Larson, Ed.D., Chicago School dean of Online Programs.
“Dr. Freeman has an outstanding record of achievement as an academic authority and we’re delighted to welcome him aboard,” said Dr. Larson. “His work as a community activist and longstanding commitment to driving awareness and responses to demanding social and community issues will help the MPH Program and will also help The Chicago School continue its 35-year history of cultivating multiculturally competent clinicians and leaders in the behavioral aspects of public health in local and global communities.”
Prior to his appointment at The Chicago School, Dr. Freeman served in various executive-level capacities with a number of universities. He created course curricula and syllabi and assisted Argosy University in securing regional accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) for development of the school’s competency-based learning program.
As a domain leader, he applied his extensive knowledge of domestic and international healthcare models and issues to create the curriculum and course sequencing for the graduate healthcare program, including public health. Dr. Freeman also taught at George Washington University, George Mason University, and other notable public and private institutions of higher learning.
In an effort to expose students to health-related issues and in alignment with his holistic approach to learning, Freeman coordinated Argosy University’s field placement and internship program and developed internship placements at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute of Health (NIH), Health Resource Services Administration (HRSA), and other national health-related nonprofits. He has recruited, managed, and evaluated senior staff, including medical doctors, mental health clinicians, and program personnel.
In a concurrent position as an independent academic consultant, Dr. Freemen developed an MBA in healthcare administration program, including syllabi for 20 program courses. He also created a master’s program in healthcare administration. As a principal manager, Dr. Freeman led the accreditation process for a master’s in healthcare administration program from the Commission Accreditation Healthcare Management Education. He also designed a 10-course certification program to meet requirements for provider certification from the Medical Group Management Association.
Dr. Freeman is a published author, notable speaker and researcher in the areas of organizational leadership, advocacy and public policy, and is regarded as an authority in connection with international and domestic healthcare policies and practice. Throughout his career he has raised $100M from the public and private sector as a staunch advocate for healthcare reform and advocacy.
Dr. Freeman completed his doctoral degree in Health Services Administration from Nova Southeastern University and his Master of Business Administration (magna cum laude) in Finance from Southeastern University. He conferred his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy/ Theology from St. John Vianney College Seminary.
About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a nonprofit, private university devoted exclusively to psychology, and related behavioral and health sciences. The university serves nearly 4,500 students across campuses in Chicago; Southern California (Los Angeles and Irvine); and Washington, D.C., as well as through online programs. The Chicago School is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, (WSCUC), and its Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program in Chicago is accredited by the American Psychological Association. A member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, TCSPP is recognized for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy. The community service initiatives on the Chicago Campus have also earned recognition on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for seven consecutive years. The Los Angeles Campus gained its second recognition in 2014, and its Washington, D.C. Campus received its first award in 2014. With more than 20 graduate degree programs, thousands of hours of real-world training, and a wealth of international opportunities, TCSPP is the leader in professional psychology education. To learn more, visit www.thechicagoschool.edu.
Contact: Elinor Gilbert