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Freeman, Phyllis

Ph.D. Bryn Mawr College
M.A. "
A.B. NYU- (honors)
Postdoc. Fellow (Behav. Genetics) U of Colorado,

Professor Emeritus

Department: Psychology
Office: JFT 314
Phone: (845) 257-3470

Career History

Dr Phyllis R. Freeman joined the Psychology faculty in 1975.

Teaching Interests

Introductory Psychology; Health Psychology: Stress, Resilience, & Coping (grad seminar); Psychology of Perception

Research/Creative Activity

Psychoneuroimmunological correlates of sickness behavior in chronic tick-borne diseases
Stress, coping, resilence, and recovery
Postsecondary pedagogy

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Psi Chi; Phi Beta Kappa; McGraw Hill Psychology Prize (NYU)
NDEA Fellow (Bryn Mawr College)
NEH Summer Fellow (Cornell University)
Liberal Arts and Sciences Teacher of the Year (1996-1997); Alumni Association's Distinguished Teacher (2008)- SUNY New Paltz
Named to Who’s Who in American Women and Who’s Who in America


Publications include: Freeman, P. R., & Schmidt, J. Z. (Eds.). (2000). Wise women: Reflections of teachers at midlife. NY: Routledge

Certificates & Licenses

American Red Cross training and certification in disaster response.