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Candice Freeman

Scotland Heath Care System

Dr. Candice Freeman is currently the MLT program director at Fayetteville Technical Community College, in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She also holds adjunct faculty positions at Winston-Salem State University and Appalachian State University where she teaches online courses in clinical laboratory science and teacher education, respectively. With more than 30 years of experience in clinical laboratories, government research, and pharmaceutical industries, Dr. Freeman brings a varied and diverse background of laboratory and quality improvement performance experience to education. Training and development of the healthcare workforce and student success are her passions, leveraged to help others achieve goals and reach their personal and professional definitions of success. Dr. Freeman is a certified medical laboratory technician, medical laboratory scientist, and blood bank technologist through ASCP and also has certifications in Google, ASQ, and CoSN. Candice holds an A.A.S. degree in medical laboratory technology, a B.S. in clinical laboratory science, MA.Ed. in social media and global education, and a Ph.D. in instructional design and education technology. Her future goals include advocacy for the value and importance of the United States community college system of schools as well as how emerging technologies can be leveraged to provide better and more inclusive instruction for career and technical education and training. Dr. Freeman’s research interests include self-regulated learning in online environments, open digital teaching and learning practices, HyFlex course design and development, and empathic thinking to promote student success in higher education.