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R Cliff Thompson, Ph.D., M.F.A., B.A.
Director of Theatre, Professor of Theatre

R. Cliff Thompson serves the university as director of theatre. He received a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Mississippi and a B.A. in theatre from Harding University. After completing his M.F.A. at the University of Memphis, Thompson worked professionally in the Memphis theatre community. He then taught college theatre classes for 8 years in north Mississippi before coming to FHU. After 20 years spent in educational theatre training students to work professionally, Thompson feels blessed to see so many of his graduates working in New York and elsewhere.

Joshua Decker
Technical Director

Joshua Decker is currently the Technical director here at Freed Hardeman University where he is in charge of sound, lighting , scenic construction, and theatre facility management. He graduated from Harding University with a B.A. in Theatre. Prior to Freed- Hardeman, His work experience includes working as a cook in an Italian restaurant, working in the Cinemark movie theatre chain and working as a camp counselor for Camp WaMaVa from 2007-2010.