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College of Information and Communications

Faculty and Staff

Darin Freeburg, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: School of Library and Information Science
College of Information and Communications
Website: Selected Works of Darin Freeburg
Phone: 803-777-0446

School of Library and Information Science
Davis College, Room 214
1501 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29208


Curriculum Vitae



B.A., English, MidAmerica Nazarene University
M.A., Theological Studies, Nazarene Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Communication and Information, Kent State University


Dr. Darin Freeburg studies organizational and societal processes through the lens of Knowledge Management. This includes an emphasis on human creativity, organizational culture, and other kinds of intangible capital that contribute to the achievement of stated goals and objectives. He helps these social systems tap into this capital to innovate and create new solutions. He also studies the expansion of information literacy to help individuals navigate complex environments. 


Dr. Freeburg prioritizes availability to students, understanding the importance of individualized learning. He also encourages critical engagement with course materials and concepts. He teaches Introduction to Information Literacy and Knowledge Management.

Recent Publications

Freeburg, D. (2017). A knowledge lens for information literacy: Conceptual framework and case study. Journal of Documentation. In Press.

Freeburg, D. (2016). The openness of religious beliefs to the influence of external information. Journal of Information Science. Available here»

Freeburg, D. (2016). Preaching motherhood and womanhood from the Christian Pulpit. The Journal of Religious & Theological Information, 15(3/4), 71-89.

Freeburg, D. (2016). Trust and tithing: The relationships between religious social capital and church financial giving. Journal of Contemporary Ministry, 2, 39-55.

Freeburg, D. & Roland, D. (2015). Goals and information behavior in religious sermons. Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion, 11(5), 1-19.


Book Review Editor, Journal of Religious & Theological Information


Dr. Freeburg met his wife during his time in a public relations band he played in while in college. He played drums and keys, while his wife was a singer. They both still enjoy and play music, and travel to the beach as often as possible. They have a daughter who is about to turn 2. She likes dogs, dolls, and light switches. They also have 2 small dogs, Callie and Barley, who are somewhat intelligent.