Freiburger named dean of Helen Bader School of Social Welfare

Longtime UWM faculty member Tina Freiburger has been named dean of the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare.

A professor and chair of the criminal justice department, Freiburger is scheduled to take over as dean on Aug. 1.

Freiburger, who arrived at UWM in 2007, teaches classes in subjects including juvenile justice, research methods and criminal justice policy. Her research interests include the intersection of substance abuse and behavioral health issues with the criminal justice system, and racial disparities in criminal justice decision-making. Freiburger has about 40 peer-reviewed publications, three books and more than $2 million in external grants.

Freiburger earned a doctorate in criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master’s in criminal justice and criminology from Sam Houston State University. She earned a bachelor’s degree from UW-Platteville.

Freiburger replaces Stan Stojkovic, who is retiring after 37 years at UWM, including 16 as dean of the Bader School of the Social Welfare.

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