Hawthorne, Robert M., Jr. “Freda Porter-Locklear.” In: American Indian biographies. Rev. ed. Ed. Carole Barrett and Harvey Markowitz. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2005. Pp. 391-392.
Brief profile of Freda Porter-Locklear, Lumbee, who received a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Duke University in 1991. Since then she has taught at UNC-Pembroke (1991-1994) and UNC-Chapel Hill (1994-1996). She founded UNC-Pembroke's chapter of AISES (American Indian Science and Engineering Society). Her research interest has been the application of mathematical models to the study of groundwater, especially in Native American communities. Her company, Porter Scientific (located in Pembroke, North Carolina), works with issues related to her research: groundwater, environmental monitoring, and information technology related to the environment. See the company's website at http://www.porterscientific.com/about/staff/freda_porter.html