Fred James Frelow, PhD is the education and scholarship program officer for the Ford Foundation’s Knowledge, Creativity and Freedom program and Education, Sexuality and Religion unit. Previously he served as the director of Early College Initiatives at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation where he was responsible for managing the development of fourteen early college high schools.
Prior to joining the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, Dr. Frelow was associate director in the working communities division of the Rockefeller Foundation where he was in charge of the continuing development and implementation of the Foundation’s school reform program. He has also served as director of national affairs and associate director of urban initiatives for the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future at Teachers College, Columbia University; director of curriculum for the Nyack, New York public schools; and director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Magnet School Assistance Program at Louis Armstrong Middle School in Queens, New York.
Dr. Frelow taught for twelve years in Newton, Massachusetts public schools. He has a doctorate in educational administration and policy analysis from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a master’s degree in education and policy analysis from Boston University.