Pamela Barber-Freeman

Pamela Barber-Freeman
Pamela Barber-Freeman
Interim Department Head and Professor


  • Ph.D. Higher Education ADMN, University of Oklahoma, 1993
  • M.S. Educational Administration, University of Oklahoma, 1977
  • B.S. Elementary Education, Langston University, 1972

Professional Experience

  • Professor, Prairie View A&M University, 2000 – Present
  • Associate Professor, Mississippi State University, 1993 – 2000
  • Teaching/Research Assistant and Doctoral Student, University of Oklahoma, 1990 – 1993
  • Director/faculty, Rose State College, 1985 – 1988
  • Math Teacher (Grades 6-12), Millwood Public Schools, Oklahoma City, 1972 – 1985

Research Interests

  • Micro aggression of graduate students
  • Women and underrepresented groups in educational leadership
  • Increasing underrepresented groups in STEM fields
  • High-Poverty and High-Performing Schools
  • Gender equity in STEM

Select Publications

  • Elbert, C., Barber-Freeman, P., Nave, F., & Butler-Perry, K. (2015). Women of Color in STEM Fields at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Building a Curriculum of Professional Development Programs, Journal of the Research Association of Minority Professors, vol. 16 (1)
  • Barber-Freeman, P., Vairez, M., Ross, W. Yates, L., & Parker. W. (2015). The Intersection of Self-Efficacy and Micro-Aggression in a Sample of African American Male Pre-Service Teachers, Journal of the Research Association of Minority Professor, vol. 16 (1)
  • Yates, L, III, Moore, J., Vairez, M.R., Barber-Freeman, P.T., Ross, W., Parker, W., Bautista, R. (2015). The Grit of African American male pre-service teachers. The Journal of The Texas Alliance of Black School Educators (JTABSE)., vol.2, 1 (11-38)
  • Barber-Freeman, P. (2014). Mentoring to Increase diverse Educational Leaders: The effectiveness of mentoring for novice educational leaders. In W. Ross (Ed.), Mentoring African American Males: A research Design Comparison Perspective. (pp. 1-12). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishers
  • Barber-Freeman, P. (2014). Conclusion: Mentoring African American Students. In W. Ross (Ed.), Mentoring African American Males: A research Design Comparison Perspective. (pp. 181-184). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishers
  • Duncan, B. and Barber-Freeman, P. (2008) Establishing a model for learning communities at an HBCU for Graduate in Classes. Journal of Negro Education, 241-249.
  • Barber-Freeman, P. and Adams, L (2008). You’ve Got the Power: Turning Your Life Around. Orlando, FL. ISBN 978-0-9792369-3-8

Contact Information

Phone: (936) 261-3661
Office: Delco Building, 209A