Steven F. Freeman

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University of PennsylvaniaThomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia University | Doctor of Management in Strategic Leadership 

Strategic leadership professor of applied research methods

September 2015 – Present
Helped to establish new doctoral level management program.

University of Pennsylvania 

\x{00ef}\x{00bb}\x{00bf}Faculty / Researcher / Scholar, 2000 – 2017 

Faculty appointments at the Wharton School, School of Arts and Sciences, the Center for Organizational Dynamics, the Wharton Entrepreneurial Center, and the Ackoff Collaboratory for Advancement of Systems Approach

Courses developed include

A Systems Approach to Crisis Preparedness & Organizational Resilience,, Creativity and Innovation in Work and Organizations, and Becoming the Authority in your Field, Courses consistently rated among the highest rated at the University. Noted for innovative teaching materials, exercises and experiences, including innovation tours and award-winning business cases, More on teaching:

Research on Organizational Resiliency, . Employee Ownership, and a broad range of other topics including election fraud, Recipient of four national Academy of Management research awards, and the Project Censored award for most important research of 2006. Papers are among the most downloaded in the history of the University of Pennsylvania Scholarly Commons Digital Library. More on research:

Karel Steuer Chaired Professor in Entrepreneurship Universidad de San Andrés

 2002 – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Courses, research and public lectures on Entrepreneurship and Resilience. 

Professor INCAE (Central American Institute of Business Administration)

1998 – 2000 2 yrs
INCAE Alajuela, Costa Rica and Managua, Nicaragua)

was founded by the Harvard Business School and Organization of American States to serve as what is still Latin America’s only international business school, attracting top students from throughout the region and interchange students from around the world. The executive education program is among the world’s largest, training regional leaders from all professions.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School of Management

Researcher/ Research Asst/ PhD student/ Teaching Asst
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School of Management
Sep 1993 – May 1998 4 yrs 9 mos

  • Teaching Assistant to Eric Von Hippel; New Enterprises course
  • MIT Center for Coordination Science: Research Assistant to Tom Malone
  • MIT Organizational Learning Center: Research Assistant to Peter Senge

Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania


Applied Social Science -- for Industry, Government, Education and Beyond 

Jul 2015 – Present
Applied Research focuses the world's knowledge on solutions to critical problems for industry and organizations. Together with our clients we:
1. Efficiently search and filter the world’s web of science for relevant knowledge
2. Apply the full range of knowledge acquisition tools to learn what you need to know
3. Employ systems practice to achieve what you hope to accomplish
Crisis Preparedness, Organizational Resiliency and Opportunity Development Reorder position {:name} Crisalis
Crisis Preparedness, Organizational Resiliency and Opportunity Development


2012 – Present
Crisalis is dedicated to helping organizations survive and emerge strong from crisis and adversity. We help you to understand the array of risks which could befall your organization, anticipate and avoid foreseeable crisis, and develop resiliency to surmount the unforeseeable.

Crisalis is formed expressly to help an organization learn how to seize opportunity from crisis. Using expertise and capabilities gleaned from being a long-time scholar, entrepreneur, public advocate and businessperson, we use clear objectives, transparent expectations and meaningful measures so an organization is able to prepare for the unexpected and ride the waves of change, rather than be crushed by them.

Founder / Director / Manager Election Integrity

Nov 2004 – Feb 2011 6 yrs 4 mos
LocationPhiladelphia, PA / St. Louis, MO / Menlo Park, CA / Boston, MA
Founded to help protect the integrity of vote counts through techniques of verification and analysis –exit polling, election data forensics, strategic litigation and education. Conducted major exit polls in the 2006 and 2008 US elections. Developed election protection wiki and discussion groups. Published many op-eds, articles, and a book on threats to election integrity. Testified before many national and state groups and the US Congress.

At the center of our efforts were my book and a transparent, independent exit poll. See the group website <\x{00e2}\x{0080}\x{008b}> for more about this effort.

Corporate Management Director Applied Research Associates

1988 – 1992

Managed corporate office for contract research firm. Direct responsibilities included financial management, MIS, budgeting, policy development, and marketing support. Oversaw accounting, contract administration, and personnel functions. Helped put systems in place that enabled growth from 50 to 500 professionals and from 6 to 30 locations.

Consulting Associate Interact -- The Institute for Interactive Management

Oct 1986 – Feb 1988  
Worked with Wharton faculty founders including Russell L. Ackoff (author of Creating the Corporate Future and 18 other books) to facilitate major organizational redesign projects at Eastman Kodak, Metropolitan Life, Anheuser Busch, and the University of Pennsylvania

Programmeur / Ordinateur / Gentil Organisateur Club Med

Apr 1985 – Sep 1985 6 mos
LocationPunta Cana, Dominican Republic
Installed and Programmed computers in Vacation Villages

National Hybrid Inc Electrical Engineer \x{00ef}\x{00bb}\x{00bf}

Jan 1982 – Apr 1985  Hauppauge, NY
Designed hybrid micro-electronic circuits. Helped begin the transition to Computer-Aided-Design. 


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