Dr. Terrence L. Freeman is a retired Professor of Mechanical Engineering (St. Louis Community College)and the founder of TransEd (Transitional Education and Consulting Services). He graduated with honors from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. and from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He has served as a Research Engineer for Bell Labs and Ralston Purina Co. and as Senior Project Engineer for Mallinckrodt, Inc. He completed his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with concentration in Higher Education Administration at the University of Missouri at St. Louis. Since entering the field of education, he has served in a variety of positions at St. Louis Community College including Coordinator of the Minority Engineering Transfer Program, Engineering Science Coordinator, and Advisor to the President on Multicultural Affairs.
Dr. Freeman’s varied work experiences include managing an urban roller skating rink, workshop development and facilitation for schools, churches, corporations and civic organizations, coordinating youth programs, writing a column for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, authoring two books, and teaching subjects as varied as mathematics and sociology. Throughout his career he taught and mentored students along STEM pathways K-20 encouraging them to make a difference in their communities. He served as a host parent for over a dozen international students from Latin America and the Caribbean. As a motivational speaker, consultant and presenter he has served the community through a variety of initiatives and has received numerous awards in recognition of his efforts.