Debra Freedman, PhD

Education Manager, Food Protection and Defense Institute

Debra Freedman

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Debra is responsible for managing the Institute’s educational portfolio; focused on work force readiness and workplace learning. She works with University of Minnesota researchers and scholars, government, food industry professionals, public school teachers, and other Emergency Responders to develop teaching materials, certificate programs, courses, and training guides. Prior to joining FPDI she was an Online Learning Consultant at the University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada); a sessional instructor at the University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada); and, an Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at Penn State University.