Robert E. Freeman

Associate Dean for the MAGL and the Doctor of Missiology and Assistant Professor of Global Leadership

BS, United States Air Force Academy
MA, University of Hawaii
MATS, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
EdD, Nova Southeastern University

Courses Taught

ML540: Adult Leadership Development

ML581: Developing Your Learning Plan

ML582: Character, Community, and Leadership

ML583: Global Leadership: Implications for Ministry

DMiss cohort on Adult Leadership Development

Areas of Expertise

Distance theological education, adult education, instructional design, strategic planning


Robert E. Freeman is associate dean for Fuller’s Master of Arts in Global Leadership and Doctor of Missiology programs, as well as assistant professor of global leadership in the School of Intercultural Studies.

Freeman teaches leadership development with a focus on adult education techniques and the use of information technologies. He oversees the seminary’s cutting-edge Master of Arts in Global Leadership, an accredited degree that can be earned almost entirely online. Freeman is keenly interested in developing technological and alternative modes of development for leaders who are already in ministry and thereby enabling them to better develop others.

Several of Freeman’s online (distributed learning; formerly distance learning) courses have won the Course of the Year Awards. He had published Case Study of the Master of Arts in Global Leadership (2008) and Instructional Design: Capturing the Classroom for Distance Learners (1994).