Tierra Freeman-Taylor, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology; Interim Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Academic Affairs
School of Behavioral and Social Sciences

J.S. Hathaway Hall
Suite 231A
204 University Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601


Phone: (502) 597-5932
Email: tierra.freeman@kysu.edu

Tierra Freeman-Taylor, Ph.D.



Dr. Freeman began her tenure track teaching career at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she taught undergraduate and graduate child development, lifespan human development, and introduction to graduate research. She has also taught psychology and education courses at the University of Kentucky, Lexington Community College, and Sullivan University, as an adjunct during her doctoral studies. She currently teaches Statistics for the Behavioral & Social Sciences, Theories & Methods of Human Development, History & Systems of Psychology, and the capstone course Senior Colloquium. Dr. Freeman’s area of research focuses on the social contextual nature of students’ academic achievement and motivation. She also engages in consulting work as a program evaluator on educational reform.

Degrees and Certifications

  • B.A. in Psychology, University of Kentucky
  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Towson University
  • Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, University of Kentucky