Freiburger honored as part of Business Journal’s Women of Influence

Tina Freiburger, dean of the College of Community Engagement and Professions, has been selected as one of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 2024 Women of Influence winners. The list includes prominent business and community leaders from throughout southeastern Wisconsin who are making the Milwaukee area a better place to live and work, according to the Business Journal.

Tina Freiburger

The College of Community Engagement and Professions, formed in 2023, includes the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, the School of Education and the School of Information Studies. Before becoming dean of the combined schools, Freiburger, who joined UWM in 2007, was dean of the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare.

Her primary research areas are gender and racial disparities in criminal justice decision-making.

Freiburger has partnered with several local criminal justice agencies for studies and program evaluations on topics including: juvenile offending, improving the identification of the mental health needs of youth in our community, police and juvenile relations, the effectiveness of work programs for probationers and parolees, and racial and gender disparities in prosecutorial and judicial decision-making.

She has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals, secured millions in external grants, and is the author or editor of four books. She is also a member of the editorial boards of the academic journals Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, Race and Justice: An International Journal and Journal of Crime and Justice.

The Business Journal received about 175 nominations for this year’s 23rd annual program, the most in several years. The winners will be honored in a special section in the June 7 issue and at a June 5 awards event at the Baird Center in downtown Milwaukee.

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