Karen Singer-Freeman

Director of Academic Planning and Assessment
Office of Assessment and Accreditation
704-687-6174

Dr. Singer-Freeman works with college assessment directors, faculty, and staff to support program reviews and strategic planning activities and promotes the use of assessment results for quality enhancement. She provides individual consultations and group presentations on best practices in strategic planning, program reviews, the use of ePortfolios, and Compliance Assist reporting. She is currently working with Dr. Robinson and Ms. Hobbs to create a model of culturally responsive pedagogy and is working with Dr. Robinson to identify grand challenges facing assessment.

Previously, Dr. Singer-Freeman served as an Associate Professor and Department Chair of Psychology at Purchase College, State University of New York where she received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Her research examines effects of different forms of classroom assessment on the presence of achievement gaps and educational interventions that support the academic success of underserved students. At Purchase College, Dr. Singer-Freeman served as Project Director of the MARC U*STAR Honors Program and as the Associate Director of the Baccalaureate and Beyond Program. Both are NIH/NIGMS funded programs for STEM students from underserved groups. Dr. Singer-Freeman has co-authored 20 articles and three book chapters, given invited presentations on ePortfolio pedagogy and assessment, received the Purchase College Guiding Light Award for Excellence in Mentorship, and was named a Scientific Thinking and Integrative Reasoning Scholar by the Association of American Colleges and Universities.