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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 the implementation and benefits of Knowledge Management within churches and other nonprofit organizations. This includes an analysis of an organization’s culture of knowledge creation and sharing, as well as the contextual development of tools to aid in the implementation of solutions to increase this knowledge work. The goal is to allow these organizations to extract value from previously hidden knowledge sources. He also researches information behavior and the impact of messages as information products, analyzing the design and reception of messages from within a multitude of frameworks.


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. (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.

Freeburg, D. (2013). A community of practice assessment framework: A typology for effective groups. Organizational Cultures: An International Journal, 13(1), 35-45.


Co-editor, Advances in the Study of Information and Religion

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 are big sports fans, and they actually enjoy doing yard work. They have a little dog named Callie who, unfortunately for her, is a lot like Dr. Freeburg.  They also recently rescued a dog from a Columbia shelter named Barley.