Edith M. Freeman, PhD

Year Inducted


Career Field

Social Welfare


  • National reputation for work in teenage pregnancy, alcoholism treatment, and mental health needs of adolescents
  • 1986: awarded the Outstanding Faculty Award by the KU Social Work Alumni Society
  • 1987: received first-ever Chancellor’s Professorship for Excellence in Teaching
  • Medical Social Worker for the KU Medical Center’s Children and Youth Project
  • Co-author of books Social Work Practice with Black Families and Social Work Practice: Toward a Child, Family, School, Community Perspective