Professor of Psychology; BS, Emory University; MA, PhD, University of California at Berkeley

Louise Freeman attended Emory University where she received her Bachelor of Science in biology. She then attended the University of California at Berkeley where she earned her masters in biological psychology, followed by her PhD a few years later. Dr. Freeman also conducted three years of post-doctoral research at the University of Virginia. Her main area of interest is behavioral neuroendocrinology, the effects of hormones on behavior. Specifically, she is interested in the role of hormones in sex differences in both human and
animal models.

Here at Mary Baldwin, Dr. Freeman teaches Introduction to Psychology as a Natural Science, Behavioral Statistics, Drugs and Behavior, Physiological Psychology and Sensation and Perception. She lives in Crozet, VA with her husband, Brian, their two children, Amanda and Noah, and a beagle named Lenny. She is also a soccer mom, a children’s Sunday school teacher at Jefferson Park Baptist Church in Charlottesville, VA and the natural science book review editor for Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith. She enjoys cooking, needlepoint, and travel and is a fan of both the Harry Potter books (see and other forms of young adult and superhero fiction.

Her advice for students is to develop your unique set of interests and pursue them to the best
of your ability.

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