Mel Freitag, PhD
4191 Signe Skott Cooper Hall
PhD, University of Wisconsin–Madison
MA, Illinois State University
BA, Augsburg College
Using the insight she gained from her research on “Safety in Spaces: A School’s Story of Identity and Community,” Mel Freitag plans to continue to serve historically underrepresented populations in her new role through mentorship, recruitment, student programs, curriculum initiatives, and faculty/staff professional development. She hopes the students’ and teachers’ voices and stories will shape how and what it means to be a more welcoming and supportive school that continues to invite and embrace unique perspectives.