Dr. Kevin Freeman wins UNC System Award for Teaching Excellence

Dr. Kevin Freeman has a profound impact on his students—both in and out of the classroom.

He connects with his students. He is a mentor and is responsible for preparing countless students for a political life beyond UNC Pembroke. Fellow colleague Emily Neff-Sharum describes Freeman’s classroom experience as transformative.

“I can’t tell you how many students walk through this department and seem lost at the beginning of the semester, but once they come out of Dr. Freeman’s class they hit the ground running. They become leaders on campus, fully taking advantage of what UNCP has to offer.

“It takes someone special to be transformative and that’s what makes Kevin a great professor.”

Freeman, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, is the recipient of the 2019 UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching. He was presented with a commemorative bronze medallion and a $12,500 cash prize at spring commencement. Freeman will give the keynote address at winter commencement in December.

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Originally published May 16, 2019.


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