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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
Office: 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. 


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. (2018). Leadership and innovation within a complex adaptive system: Public libraries. Journal of Librarianship & Information Science.

Freeburg, D. Problems and approaches in the management of intellectual capital in religious organizations: An issue of complexity. (2018). Journal of Information & Knowledge Management. Online Ready. Retrieved from here»

Freeburg, D. (2018). The knowledge lens: Equipping information professionals to spark innovation within organizations. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 59(4), 228-252.

Freeburg, D. (2018). Identifying layers of intellectual capital by analyzing unique contexts. Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management, 16(2).

Freeburg, D. (2017). A knowledge lens for information literacy: Conceptual framework and case study. Journal of Documentation, 73(5), 974-991.

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


Associate Editor, Journal of Information and Knowledge Management
Book Review Editor, Journal of Religious & Theological Information


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 and two small dogs.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.