Biography: Susan F. Freeman received her bachelor’s, master’s degrees and PhD in Industrial Engineering from Northeastern University. After graduating from Northeastern with her master’s, she worked at Eastman Kodak in Rochester, New York as a senior industrial engineer in manufacturing and production planning.
Ms. Freeman returned to Northeastern in 1990 to complete her PhD. She has taught both undergraduate and graduate level courses at Northeastern and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She continues to teach IE courses such as Introduction to Industrial Engineering, Engineering Economy and Stochastic Modeling, bringing the industrial and research experience to the classroom, also as an advisor for numerous IE Capstone projects. She is one of the original full-time first-year instructors in the College of Engineering teaching freshmen engineering courses, along with IE courses. This team of Teaching Professors is now at ten and Susan is the Director of First-year Engineering. She has won teaching awards in the College of Engineering and the University.
In addition to teaching, Susan is involved in coordinating freshman engineering courses and developing curriculum to meet the student and program’s needs; both for IE’s and first-year students. She is active in ASEE, publishing and presenting on educational research in the first-year program division, as program chair of the First-year Programs Division (FPD) and is currently the FPD Chairman.