Dr. Louise Freeman is an associate professor and head of the Psychology Department at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, VA.
Dr. Freeman is originally from Chattanooga, TN, and a graduate of Girls Preparatory School. As an undergraduate, Dr. Freeman majored in biology (with minors in psychology and Spanish) at Emory University. She then received a masters and a doctorate degree in biological psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. After several years of post-doctoral research at the University of Virginia, she joined the faculty of Mary Baldwin College in 2000. Her research specialty is in behavioral neuroendocrinology, the effects of hormones on behavior. She teaches classes in introductory psychology, statistics and physiological psychology.
Her interest in the Harry Potter series stems from reading the series aloud, twice; once to her daughter Amanda (now 16) and to her son Noah (now 12). More recently, that interest has spread to other young adult series, particularly the Hunger Games and Divergent trilogies. She feels a sharing reading experiences forges connections with her children and her students. Dr. Freeman is a regular contributor to www.hogwartsprofessor.com.
August 1, 2006 - J.K. Rowling begins her first trip to the US in over six years by holding a press conference in NYC with Stephen Kind and John Irving, prior to the first night of Harry, Carrie and Garp.