Brenda Freshman

Brenda Freshman is a professor in the CSULB Department of Health Care Administration, and Internship Coordinator.  She has been a full-time faculty member in the Department since Fall 2007. From 1996-2006, Dr. Freshman served as a faculty member at the UCLA School of Public Health, training health care professionals in both managerial and leadership competencies.  

Dr. Freshman's research and practice interests concentrate on emotional intelligence, collaboration across disciplines, workforce development for an aging population, cultural competency, and how thoughts and emotions influence behavior, meaning, productivity, and legacy. She is a sought-after speaker and has been facilitating workshops on self-development and leadership skills since 1993. 

  • BS in Psychology from UCLA
  • MA in Applied Psychology at University of Santa Monica
  • MS and a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology at California School of Professional Psychology

  • Collaboration across disciplines
  • Workforce development for an aging population
  • The impact of ethics training
  • How thoughts and emotions influence behavior, productivity, and quality of life

  • HCA 312 Health Personnel Management
  • HCA 410 Health Management and Organization
  • HCA 480 Internship in Health Care Administration
  • HCA 505 Organization and Systems of Health Care
  • HCA 510 Human Resources Management in Health Care
  • HCA 590 Special Topics