Past President


Beth Freeman is an Industrial Organizational Psychology specialist working with the University of South Carolina Upstate Department of Psychology.  As an adjunct faculty member, Beth teaches courses in Industrial Organizational Psychology, Applied Psychology (with a focus on Human Resource Management), and Introductory Psychology.  Beth earned her Master of Arts in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Bowling Green State University and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Clemson University. Beth’s professional areas of interest include personnel assessments, professional/career development, organizational development, stress and health.  Her research interests include effective instruction methods and the effects of nonverbal behavior on decision making. Prior to joining USC Upstate, Beth worked as a Regional Manager for an academic enrichment corporation where she was responsible for the operations of programs in 21 locations including the selection of curricula, teaching, and the recruitment and training of teachers.  Her career experience also includes managerial consulting during merger and acquisition projects, project management for software systems development teams, and software systems analysis and design support. Beth is happily married to Ben Freeman. Beth and her husband are South Carolina natives. They live in Greenville, SC. She is the proud mother of two daughters. Beth joined the Upstate SC Chapter of the ASTD and the National ASTD in 2009. With our Upstate SC Chapter of the ASTD, she is currently the Vice President of the Programs & Professional Development Committee. She is thrilled to be working with so many talented and dedicated chapter members and looks forward to the chapter’s continued growth and contributions to the Upstate Community.    

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