Pan African Cultural Heritage Institute






Dr. Yvonne Freeman



Academic Positions

  • Senior Research Fellow – ITTL Doctoral Research Center
  • Vice President for Science & Technology – Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Provost  and Vice President for Academic Affairs– Clark Atlanta University

Academic Credentials

  • Doctor  Christian Counseling, ABD
  • Doctor of Laws (Honorary) University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, Maryland, 1995
  • Doctor of Humanities (Honorary) North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1995
  • Doctor of Humane Letters (Honorary) Bowie State University, Bowie, Maryland, 1996
  • Post Doctoral Education Policy Fellow, George Washington University, Washington
  • Doctorate Social Psychology of Education, University of Massachusetts
  • Master of Education, Loyola University at Los Angeles, California
  • Bachelor of Arts, Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee




  • Standard Teaching Credential-STC-45094 California-1973
  • School Administrator Certification 1978- New Jersey
  • School Principal Certification- 1977- New Jersey
  • Student Personnel Services- Certification-1977- New Jersey
  • New Jersey State Department of Education
  • California State Department of Education


Professional Positions Held

  • Equal Opportunity Specialist – Federal Transportation Administration
  • President – Alliance for Global Education and Leadership
  • Executive Director – Southeastern Consortium of Minorities in Engineering
  • Senior Research and Policy Associate – Integra Ventures
  • Associate Administrator-Senior Executive  – NASA
  • Senior Manager – NASA/JPL
  • Special Assistant to the Director of Civil Rights – U.S. Department of Agriculture

Awards & Recognitions

  • NASA and Tuskegee University 2007 Excellence Award for the Tuskegee University Center for Food and Environmental Systems for Human Exploration of Space
  • Top 50 Blacks in Technology
  • Black Engineer of the Year Awards, Baltimore, Maryland, 2006
  • Top 100 Blacks in Technology
  • Black Engineer of the Year Awards, Baltimore, Maryland, 2005
  • Congressional Black Caucus, Women Opening the Pipeline Award 2004
  • Congressional Award Educational Leadership 2005
  • Congressional Black Caucus, Women Opening the Pipeline Award 2004
  • Congressional Award Educational Leadership 2005
  • National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education Leadership Award, 1995
  • NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, 1996
  • Presidential Award of Distinction, Morehouse College, 1995
  • NASA Group Achievement Award (for Equal Opportunity Council), 1995
  • NASA Senior Executive Distinguished Service Medal, 1994
  • Prairie View A&M University, College of Engineering and Architecture, Presidents Bronze Panther Statue, 1994
  • National Association of Professional Asian American Women Federal Agency Special Recognition Award, 1993
  • Leadership Award, Pasadena Unified School District, 1992
  • Women in Action Leadership Award, 1992
  • Outstanding Service Award, Pasadena Unified School District Space Academy, 1992
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, 1992
  • Women at Work, Twelfth Anniversary Medal of Excellence Luncheon Honoree, Pasadena, California, 1992
  • Appreciation Award, Native American Sacred Mountain Scholars, College of Engineering and Technology, Northern Arizona University, 1991 (Sequoia Fellow)
  • Life Member, Alumni Association of Fisk University, 1991
  • NASA Appreciation Award, 1988
  • Martin Luther King Award, Vincennes University, Evansville, Indiana, 1988
  • First William Cosby Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Massachusetts, 1981
  • President’s Medallion, Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio

Distinguished Service Awards

Alabama A&M University; University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff; Central State University; Clark Atlanta University; Elizabeth City State University; Florida A&M University; Grambling State University; Howard University; Jackson State University; Lincoln University; North Carolina A&T State University; Spelman College; Northern Arizona University; Quality Education for Minorities (QEM); Mobile Alabama Business Alliance; The National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education; Distinguished Service Award, Tuskegee University.


  • Hampton University Engineering Council
  • National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering- NACME
  • National Advisory Committee for the National Engineering Coalition
  • National Urban Coalition Education Taskforce
  • Aerospace Advisory Compliance Council
  • Clinton/Gore Transition Team—Space Science and Technology, 1992
  • Chair, University Space Research Association (URSA) Science Council
  • Chair, Wiley College NASA Science, Engineering, Math, Aerospace Academy   Advisory Board
  • American Association of Higher Education
  • Association of Women in Higher Education
  • Leadership California
  • National Organization of Women (NOW)
  • National Association of Minority Engineering Program Administrators






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