Craig Freeman

Craig Freeman
  • Senior Scientist
  • Senior Curator, R.L. McGregor Herbarium
  • Courtesy Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology


B.A. in Biology, Wartburg College, 1978
M.S. in Biology, Kansas State University, 1981
Ph.D. in Kansas State University, 1985


Craig's current research interests include plant systematics, floristics of the grassland biome of North America, prairie conservation and collection-based informatics. He is active in the Flora of North America project, contributing as an author, editor and member of the FNA's Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

Research interests:

  • Plant systematics, Floristics, Prairie conservation

Awards & Honors

Research Achievement Award, KU Research & Graduate Studies, 2013
Sheldon H. Cohen Award for Outstanding Service, Kansas Native Plant Society, 2013


American Fern Society
American Society for Plant Taxonomists
Botanical Society of America
Dyck Arboretum of the Plains
Flora of North America Association
Kansas Native Plant Society
Grassland Heritage Foundation
The Nature Conservancy of Kansas