|Linton Clarke Freeman|
|Education||Northwestern University (Ph.D. 1956), University of Hawaii (M.A. 1953), Roosevelt University (B.A. 1952)|
|Known for||social network, centrality|
|Institutions||Syracuse University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Hawaii, University of California, Irvine|
Linton Clarke Freeman is an American structuralist sociologist known for his pioneering work in social networks. He is an emeritus professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. Freeman was the first to derive the metric of Betweenness centrality. He is the founding editor of the journal Social Networks which commenced publishing in 1979.
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