Carol Freedman-Doan, Ph.D.
Department Head, Psychology
Ph.D. Wayne State University
M.S. Wayne State University
B.S. Kent State University
301B Science Complex
Dr. Freedman-Doan is a Professor of Psychology at Eastern Michigan University. As a licensed clinical
psychologist, she is interested in developmental psychopathology, identity development, and effective
treatments for children, adolescents, and families.
Dr. Freedman-Doan obtained her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Wayne State University and her B.S. degree
from Kent State University. Prior to beginning her graduate studies, Dr. Freedman-Doan was a teacher
for emotionally disturbed adolescents at a long-term residential treatment facility for 6 years. She
has also had extensive research experience working as a Project Manager of a large-scale, longitudinal
study investigating the roles of family, peers, and school life in developing feelings of competence
and self-worth in children. This is an ongoing study at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social
Research, funded by the National Institute for Health and Human Development. She currently serves as an
Adjunct Research Scientist on the project.
Hiking, camping, traveling, reading fiction, active in religious life, spending time
with my husband and two daughters.
Undergraduate -Abnormal Psychology, Child Development, Adolescent Development.
Graduate Psychotherapy, Wechsler Intelligence Testing, Child and Family Therapy.
PSY 321 Child Psychology
PSY 322 Psychology of Adolescence
PSY 360 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 720 Child and Family Therapy
PSY 751 Psychotherapy
PSY 762 The Wechsler Intelligence Tests
Emotional and Psychological Development in Children
Parental Factors Influencing Development of Children
Freedman-Doan, C. R. & Fezzey, A. (in press). Continuity of Behavior and Parenting
from Childhood through Adolescence. In Handbook of Adolescent Health Psychology. Eds.
William O’Donohue, Lorraine Benuto, & Laurent Woodward Tolle. Springer Publishers.
Freedman-Doan, C. R., Fortunato, L. , Henshaw, E. J., & Titus, J. M. (2011). Faith-based
sex education programs: What they look like and who uses them. Journal of Religion and Health.
Henshaw, E. J. & Freedman-Doan, C. R. (2009). Conceptualizing mental healthcare utilization
using the Health Belief Model. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 16, 420-439.
Broman, C. L., Reckase, M. D., & Freedman-Doan, C.R. (2006). The role of parenting in drug
use among Black, Latino, and White Adolescents. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 5, 39-50.