Dr. Freiberg is a John & Rebecca Moores University Professor in the College of Education, at the University of Houston. He is also the Director and Founder of the Consistency Management & Cooperative Discipline Project, along with being the Editor of the Journal of Classroom Interaction, an international Journal with subscribers in over 40 nations.
Dr. Freiberg was nominated, reviewed and inducted as a Fellow of the American Education Research Association in 2009 for his commitment to research excellence. He also has received the Distinguished University of Houston Career Teaching Excellence Award in 2012. He has also been awarded the College of Education Research Excellence Award and the University of Houston Teaching Excellence Award. He was elected President of the Faculty Senate at the University of Houston in 2001.
Dr. Freiberg has gained international recognition with 8 books and over 100 scholarly publications including Universal Teaching Strategies, 4th edition, with Amy Driscoll, and Freedom to Learn, 3rd edition, with psychologist Carl Rogers. Freedom to Learn was selected by the Russian Academy of Education and the Soros Foundation for translation and distribution throughout Russia. Freedom to Learn has also been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Hungarian, Korean and Spanish. He has also edited School Climate: Measuring, Improving and Sustaining Healthy Learning Environments, with Falmer Press, Beyond Behaviorism: Changing The Classroom Management Paradigm with Allen & Bacon and Perceiving, Behaving and Becoming: Lesson Learned with ASCD.
Dr. Freiberg was the senior evaluator for the Houston READ Commission 10 Year Evaluation for the City of Houston Mayor's Office. He was a keynote speaker at the World Congress in Psychotherapie in Vienna, Austria. He recently returned from presentations in Australia, China and England. He is the principal investigator of over $20 million in external funding since 2000. He has also taught at the middle and high school levels and at a maximum security prison.