Deborah Freund

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Deborah Anne Freund is the president of Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. She is an American academic, former Distinguished Professor of Public Administration, and former Vice-Chancellor and Provost for Academic Affairs at Syracuse University.

Claremont Graduate University announced the appointment of Freund in July 2010.[1]

Prior to taking the post at Claremont, she was considered for Chancellor of UCLA.

Education and academic career[edit]

Freund received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Classics from Washington University in St. Louis in 1973, an Master of Public Health (MPH) in medical care administration in 1975, a Master of Arts (MA) in Applied Economics in 1975, and a PhD in Economics in 1980, the latter three degrees all from the University of Michigan.

Before receiving her appointments as Vice-Chancellor and Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Public Administration at Syracuse University, she was Vice-Chancellor for academic affairs and dean of the faculties from 1994–1999 and Professor of Public Affairs among other professorial appointments at Indiana University Bloomington. She has held visiting professorships at Harvard University, Stanford University, the University of London, the Australian National University, and Keio University. She has published over 120 journal articles and chapters, two books, and has been principal investigator for over $30 million in grants and contracts. Her research interests are health economics, Medicaid, and pharmacoeconomics, the field concerning the cost and implications of pharmaceutical products and services on people and the healthcare industry, an intersection which she is credited as founding.


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