Tierra Freeman

Tierra Freeman-Taylor, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology; Faculty Senate President 2012-2014; Chairperson, Graduate Faculty School of the Social Behavioral Sciences
J.S. Hathaway HallRoom 231A400 East Main St.Frankfort, KY 40601(502) 597-5932


Dr. Freeman began her tenure track teaching career at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she taught undergraduate and graduate child development, lifespan human development, and introduction to graduate research. She has also taught psychology and education courses at the University of Kentucky, Lexington Community College, and Sullivan University, as an adjunct during her doctoral studies. She currently teaches Statistics for the Behavioral & Social Sciences, Theories & Methods of Human Development, History & Systems of Psychology, and the capstone course Senior Colloquium. Dr. Freeman’s area of research focuses on the social contextual nature of students’ academic achievement and motivation. She also engages in consulting work as a program evaluator on educational reform.

Degrees and Certifications

  • B.A. in Psychology, University of Kentucky
  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Towson University
  • Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, University of Kentucky