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As Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Provost, Amy Freeman provides leadership to the university’s diversity and inclusion initiatives. Reporting to the University Provost, Amy is responsible for developing metrics and reporting mechanisms to assess the university’s efforts in the areas of equity and educational access, and to advise university leaders and managers in related matters. She works with Tufts’ schools to identify inclusive university-wide strategic priorities and initiatives.

Chief Diversity Officer-at-a-Glance

Amy Freeman


Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Provost

Academic Credentials

Ph.D., Workforce Education and Development, The Pennsylvania State University (2009); M.S., Architectural Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University (1991); B.S., Construction Management, Washington State University, (1982).

Tufts Affiliations

Associate Research Professor of Engineering.

Former Positions

Assistant Dean of Engineering Outreach & Inclusion (2015-2017). Assistant Professor of Engineering, Pennsylvania State University (2004-2017). Assistant Dean of Engineering Diversity, Pennsylvania State University (2004-2015). Director, Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP), Pennsylvania State University (2000-2004).

Director, Human and Cultural Diversity, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania (1991-2000).

Research Interests

Engineering education; STEM workforce access and inclusion; Sustainability in building construction practices.

Related websites

Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO)