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					                                            Pamela Freeman

                                    Research and Evaluation Bureau

                 College and Graduate School of Education, Health and Human Services

                                  (330 672-6435 pferguso@kent.edu)

EDUCATION

B.A. (1982), Sociology/Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

M.A. (1986), Sociology, University of Houston-University Park, Houston, Texas

Ph.D. (coursework completed; comprehensive examinations in progress) Sociology: Area of Specialization-Medical,
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio



RESEARCH INTERESTS

Sociology of Health and Illness; Public Health, Family and Education



OCCUPATIONAL and RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Lead Evaluator (2005-present), Kent State University-College and Graduate School of Education, Health
and Human Services: Research and Evaluation Bureau, Kent, Ohio.

Research Analyst (2003-2005), Summit County Children Services: Division of Organizational Research
and Evaluation, Akron, Ohio.

Project Manager (2003-2004), “Kent Health & Well-Being, 2003”. Principal Co-Investigators: Dr. Susan
Roxburgh and Dr. Scott Olds, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.

Principal Researcher (2002-2004), “An Overview of Intervention Program Effectiveness: Recidivism
among Safer Solutions Family Violence Program Participants”. Family and Community Services of
Portage County, Kent, Ohio.

Co-Researcher (2001-2003), “HIV Caregivers and Secondary Stigma: Disclosure, Social Support, and
Emotional Well-Being”. Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.

Research Assistant (2001), Dr. Denzil Benson, Kent State University-Department of Sociology, Kent, Ohio.

Research Assistant (2001), Dr. Andrew London, Kent State - University-Department of Sociology, Kent,
Ohio.

Vice-President (1991-2001), Ray Ferguson Interests, Inc./ Ferguson Contractors, Ltd., Houston, Texas.
Data Development Manager/Research Analyst (1987-1991), “High Risk Behavior Among Populations At-
Risk for HIV Infection”. Principal Investigator: Dr. Mark Williams, Affiliated Systems Corporation,
National Institute of Drug Abuse, Community AIDS Prevention Project, Houston, Texas.

Research Analyst (1986-1990), Principal Investigator: Dr. Marilyn Friedman, Baylor College of Medicine-
Department of Psychiatry, Houston, Texas.

Director of Laboratory for Social Science Research (1985-1989), College of Arts and Sciences, University
of Houston-University Park, Houston, Texas.

Principal Researcher (1985-1986), A Sociological Analysis of the Adolescent Unwed Father: Policy
Implications for Social Agencies Catholic Charities, Houston, Texas.



PROFESSIONAL PAPERS

Ferguson, Pamela, Andrew S. London, and Rebecca Brooks. 2002. “HIV Caregivers and Secondary
Stigma: Disclosure, Social Support, and Emotional Well-Being.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the
Society for the Study of Social Problems, Chicago, Illinois.

Ferguson, Pamela Brown. 1989. “Hodgkin’s Disease: Adaptations to Stress and Illness.” Presented at the
Annual Meetings of the Southwest Sociological Association, Dallas, Texas.

Ferguson, Pamela Brown. 1986. “A Sociological Analysis of the Adolescent Unwed Father: Policy
Implications for Social Agencies.” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Southwest Sociological
Association, San Antonio, Texas.



TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Visiting Lecturer, University of Akron, Department of Public Administration,     2004-2005 Akron, Ohio

       Research Methodology
       Survey Research Design


Teaching Assistant, Dr. Andrew London, Kent State University,                    2001-2002 Department of
Sociology, Kent, Ohio

       Research Methodology
Instructor, University of Housto-University Park, College of Arts and       1985-1990

Sciences, Houston, Texas

       Research Methodology
       Computer Application in Social Science Research


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS and AFFILIATIONS

       Portage County Children’s Center Board of Trustees
       City Board of Health, Kent, Ohio
       National Association of Local Boards of Health
       Sociologists for Women in Society
       Society for the Study of Social Problems
       Society for Applied and Clinical Sociology
       American Evaluation Association
       Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society
       Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in Social Science
       Kent State University/Department of Sociology Research Laboratory Committee: Graduate
        Student Representative
       Kent State University/Department of Sociology Survey Research Committee: Graduate Student
        Representative


RELATED CERTIFICATION

Human Participant Protection Education for Research Teams

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-National Institute of Health

				
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