Susan Freeman

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education,  Office of the Dean
Teaching Professor,  First Year Engineering Program



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Honors & Awards

  • 2017 Fostering Engineering Innovation in Education Award
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Mar 25, 2021

Dealing with the Stress of the Pandemic

To help deal with the stress of the pandemic, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education in the College of Engineering Susan Freeman starts each of her classes with a few moments of meditation and laughter.


Jul 24, 2017

3 Generations of COE Professors

The Freeman family has served as faculty members at Northeastern for six decades starting with David Freeman, his daughter Sue Freeman, and now her son Ben Harris.


May 03, 2017

Faculty and Staff Awards 2017

Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2016-2017 academic school year. Faculty Fellow Edward Beighley, CEE Yun Raymond Fu, ECE Tommaso Melodia, ECE Rising Star Staff Award Erin Schnepp, Undergraduate Academic Advising Carolina Venegas-Martinez, CEE Outstanding Teachers of First Year […]


Dec 13, 2016

Teaching Robotics to the Next Generation

Christopher Scianna, ECE'19, shared his experiences of helping sixth graders build "sumo robots" at the Fall 2016 Service-Learning Expo.

Jul 25, 2016

Freeman to Give Keynote Speech at FYEE Conference

Teaching Professor Susan Freeman gave a Keynote Speech at the 8th Annual First Year Engineering Experience (FYEE) Conference in Columbus, OH.  

Jun 16, 2016

Sue Freeman Featured on Chronicle

Director & Teaching Professor of the First Year Engineering Program Susan Freeman was featured on Chronicle on June 17 for her work with the Citizen Schools.


Oct 24, 2014

First Year Engineering – Sumo Wrestling Robots

First Year Engineering students created and battled autonomous robots in Sue Freeman's class Friday Oct. 24, 2014.

Apr 30, 2013

Congratulations COE Award Winners

Congratulations to the recipients of this year's College of Engineering Faculty and Staff awards. Outstanding Teachers of First Year Engineering Students: Thomas Gilbert, Chemistry; Susan Freeman, Engineering; John Lindhe, Mathematics; Bala Maheswaran, Physics  Martin W. Essigmann Outstanding Teaching Award: Nader Jalili, MIE; Carolyn Lee-Parsons, ChE  Outstanding Cooperative Education Coordinator Award: George Kent, ECE Outstanding Staff Award: Tracy Bourassa, ARC; Faith […]

Jul 12, 2012

Awarded for Service Learning

Senior Academic Specialist Susan Freeman received the President's Volunteer Service Award for her continued commitment to the Citizen Schools through their apprenticeship model. She provides opportunities for COE undergraduates to participate in Service Learning in the local community, sharing their engineering skillsets with middle school students. Citizen Schools is dedicated to helping all children discover […]

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Dec 16, 2011


Beverly Jaeger, Richard Whalen, Susan Freeman, & Stanley Forman won Best Paper at the 2011 ASEE Annual Conference for their paper “Service-Learning vs. Learning Service in First-Year Engineering: If We Cannot Conduct First-Hand Service Projects, is it Still of Value?”

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