Mr. Freeman holds a B.A. (with Great Distinction) with majors in both Anthropology and Sociology, a M.A. in Social Anthropology, and has completed all requirements for the Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology with the exception of his thesis.
He brings to the Third Academy over a decade of experience as a university professor, having held teaching positions at both the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University.
Mr. Freeman has a diverse background: technical trainer for refineries, academic instructor, social scientist, and communications expert. Part of his academic research explored prison populations, where he found that the majority of inmates had learning disabilities.
Mr. Freeman knows that had many of these people been given the opportunity to have a positive educational experience as children, they would have been in the community living productive lives rather than being warehoused behind bars. He shares the Third Academy’s passion to “do whatever it takes” to help special needs children achieve their potential.
Mr. Freeman is an outdoor enthusiast and spends his summers as a resident in Jasper National Park.