ALMA M. FREELAND
Alma M. Freeland, professor emeritus of curriculum and
instruction, died on January 4, 1991. She was 86.
Professor Freeland was born on June 2, 1904, in Troup,
Texas. She earned a bachelor's degree from Texas Technological University
in 1930, a master's degree from Columbia University in 1934, and a PhD
from The University of Texas at Austin in 1952.
Dr. Freeland was a supervisor and an assistant superintendent
with Tyler Public Schools. She joined the faculty of UT Austin in 1946.
Her teaching interests included children's literature, children's creative
writing, and school libraries. She was the coauthor of The Teaching
of Reading: A Developmental Process.
Professor Freeland served as a consultant to the governor's
committee on educational issues. She held membership in the National
Conference on Research in English.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo
Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on November
17, 2000. Additional biographical sources can be found in the
UT Office of Public Affairs.