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Work History

Sep 2013Present

Associate professor

Maryland University of Integrative Health

Course leader for ISci547a (Physiology I) and ISci647b (Physiology II) for the MS in Nutrition and Integrative Health program. Developed 7 courses via the Moodle and Canvas LMS platforms. Served on the faculty senate, curriculum review committee, and appointment, rank and promotion committee. Co-chair 2016 and 2017 Research Symposia. 

Apr 2011Present

Adjunct instructor

New York Chiropractic College

Taught online Pharmacognosy/Clinical Herbal Medicine course in the MS in Applied Clinical Nutrition program. 

Aug 2007Dec 2010

Core faculty

Tai Sophia Institute

Taught and advised graduate students in the M.S. in Herbal Medicine program. Primary teaching areas: Human Nutrition, Physiology/Pathophysiology. Chair of the Information, Resources & Scholarship committee and the committee to evaluate Standard 10: Faculty for reaccreditation by the Middle States Commission for Higher Education. Served on other faculty committees & supervised upper-level students in the student clinic



Licensed Nutritionist

Maryland Department of Health and Hygeine

License # DX2617


Certified Nutrition Specialist

Board for Certification of Nutrition Specalists

CNS# 12021


  • Freeman, C. (2016). How to Humanize your Online Course. Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society. 20(3): 105-6.
  • Freeman, C. (2016). Raising the Next Generation of Plant Conservationists. Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation, Spring 2016: 34-6.
  • Freeman, C. & Valdes, L. (2016). Student Transformation in the Yoga Therapy Program at MUIH: Proposed Design for a Pilot Longitudinal Study. [poster presentation]. Presented at the Maryland University of Health 2016 Research Symposium. Laurel, MD
  • Snow, J, Chittum, H., Freeman, C., Padgett, J. & Moonaz, S. (2016). Presence in Conventional and Complementary Healthcare: A Narrative Review. [poster presentation]. Presented at the Maryland University of Health 2016 Research Symposium. Laurel, MD
  • Freeman, C. (2014). The effects of hawthorn on the nanomecahnics and sodium permeability of the ESL: a paper by Peters et al. (2012)[poster presentation]. Poster presented at the Maryland University of Integrative Health 2014 Research Day. Laurel, MD
  • Contributor in Bone, K. & Mills, S. (2013). Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy, 2nd ed. Elsevier: Edinburgh.
  • Freeman, C. and Spelman, K. (2008). A Critical Review of Drug Interactions with Echinacea spp. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research. 2008 Jul; 52(7):789-98.


  • Clare, B. & Freeman, C. (2016). Tending the Teacher: Self-care for faculty. Conference presentation at The Teaching Professor Conference. Washington, DC.
  • Freeman, C. (2016). How to Humanize your Online Courses. Conference presentation at the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society’s Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA.
  • Freeman, C. (2015). The Good, the Bay and the Ugly: Using cases and discussions in an online physiology course. Workshop presented at the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society’s Eastern Regional Conference. Salisbury, MD
  • Freeman, C. (2015). Dancing with the Moon: Using herbs and symbolism to support fertility. Workshop presented at the Chesapeake Herb Gathering. Nanjemoy, MD
  • Freeman, C. (2014). Creating a Virtual Practice. Workshop presented at the 25th Annual American Herbalists Guild [AHG] National Symposium. Pine Mountain, GA.
  • Freeman, C. (2014). Herbal Support in the Postpartum Period. Workshop presented at the 25th Annual American Herbalists Guild [AHG] National Symposium. Pine Mountain, GA.
  • Freeman, C. (2014). The effects of breastfeeding in the prevention of obesity. Workshop presented at the New York Chiropractic College’s Annual Nutrition Symposium. Seneca Falls, NY
  • Freeman, C. (2014). The Endothelial Glycocalyx: A compelling case for nutritional intervention. Workshop presented at the annual conference of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. Tucson, AZ. 



M.S., Physiology and Biophysics

Georgetown University

M.S., Herbal Medicine

Tai Sophia Institute

B.A., English

Rice University

Memberships and Other Experience

  • Memberships: American Herbalists Guild, Human Anatomy & Physiology Society, United Plant Savers
  • Extensive experience teaching and designing courses on D2L, Canvas/Instructure and Moodle
  • Member of the MERLOT Biology Editorial Board
  • Peer reviewer for the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
  • Quality Matters, part I training (2014)
  • Clinical practice as a nutritionist and herbalist, 2003-present
  • Taught weekly yoga classes and workshops; venues included Georgetown University, Columbia Physical Therapy, and various community centers

Continuing Education

  • Digital Pedagogy Lab Institute, one-week workshop in Fredericksburg, VA (2016)
  • Emerging Technologies in Online Education, conference of the Online Learning Consortium in Dallas, TX (2015)
  • Environmental Health: An integrative approach, online course via the Univeristy of Arizona (2015)
  • Systematic Review Workshop, Samueli Institute. 2-week training course (Oct, 2014)
  • Case Study Teaching in the Sciences, 15th annual conference of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in the Sciences in Buffalo, NY (Sept, 2014)
  • Instructional Methods in the Health Professions Education, University of Michigan via Coursera, 8-week MOOC (Oct-Dec, 2014)
  • Assessing Health Professional Education, 2-day workshop hosted by the Institute of Medicine (2013)
  • Dietary Supplement Research Practicum, Office of Dietary Supplements, NIH. (2009)
  • Numerous pedagogy workshops, including: Using Checklists in Online Courses, How to Keep your Teaching Fresh, Changing the Conversation about the Syllabus, Working with LGBT Students in the Classroom, Using Cognitive Science to Enhance Learning, Creating the Ethical Classroom, Fundamentals of Online Teaching and Learning, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and Planning for Successful Facilitation in Online Courses.