Greg Massey has taught at FHU since 1993. He did his undergraduate work at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and received an M.A. in history from East Carolina University and a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina. He has served as chair of the Department of History, Philosophy, and Political Studies since 2011. The author of two books, including John Laurens and the American Revolution and the co-editor of the recently published General Nathanael Greene and the American Revolution in the South, Massey has written over fifty articles, essays, and book reviews. Currently he is working on a history of FHU.
Corey began teaching at FHU in 2011. He is a doctoral candidate (ABD) at Auburn University, where he received his M.A. in History. His dissertation, tentatively titled “‘Alas for the Church of God’: Southern Methodists and the Struggle for Identity, 1833-1878,” explores the links and tensions between social and religious identity in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, during the American Civil War era. Mr. Markum completed his undergraduate work at Freed-Hardeman in 2006 and briefly taught high school history before pursuing graduate education. While working on his doctorate, Mr. Markum has been awarded competitive fellowships from Duke Divinity School and Asbury Seminary, respectively. He is husband to Jenny and father to two boys, Cael (4 years) and Caden (2 years).
Kippy L. Myers, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Bible
Kippy and Debi Myers have been married for thirty-nine years. They have two grown daughters and a ten year old grandson. Kippy is a graduate of the Brown Trail School of Preaching (‘78), Freed-Hardeman University (BA in Bible, ‘80), Harding Graduate School of Religion (MA in Philosophy of Religion and Christian Apologetics, ‘84), University of Dallas (MA in Philosophy, ’90), and University of Tennessee at Knoxville (PhD in Philosophy, ‘00). In addition to spending eight and a half years in full-time preaching work in Hooks and in Colleyville, Texas, Kippy taught part-time at Brown Trail School of Preaching, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and University of North Alabama in Florence. In 1990 be began teaching full-time and worked at International Bible College (now Heritage Christian University) in Florence, Alabama, for eight years. In August of 1998 Kippy came to Freed-Hardeman University where he currently serves as Associate Professor of Philosophy and Bible, and Coordinator for the Arts and Humanities program. He teaches Bible classes for the Henderson Church of Christ and fills occasional preaching appointments. He has written many articles in church related journals (Gospel Advocate, Firm Foundation, Spiritual Sword, Christian Bible Teacher, THINK, Sufficient Evidence, and others) and worked with Editor Basil Overton on The World Evangelist gospel paper where he served for ten years as columnist and Associate Editor.
A native of Amory, Mississippi, Stephen Morris earned his B.A. (history/political science) and J.D. (law) from the University of Mississippi. He practiced law in Tupelo, Mississippi, for twelve years while teaching adjunct for Ole Miss before coming to FHU. Dr. Morris teaches a wide variety of courses (from Political Geography and American Government to Constitutional Law and Legal Environment of Business) and coordinates FHU’s new major in Law and Politics. He also sponsors the College Republicans and Law Society. Dr. Morris is chairman of the Chester County Election Commission and serves as a deacon, song leader, and Bible school teacher for the Henderson church of Christ. He has been married to his wife, Joyce, for over 25 years, and they have two fantastic children who are students at FHU – Mary Beth, a senior, and Ben, a freshman.
Jenny Johnson, J.D.
Dean of the Honors College; Director of FHU Abroad; Assistant Professor of History and Political Science
JSM Honors College
Jenny Johnson graduated from Freed-Hardeman University in 1991 with a B.A. in Political Science, and from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1994. She practiced law in Nashville, TN until 1999, when she began teaching part-time for FHU. She became a full-time professor with the Department of History, Philosophy, and Political Studies in 2006, and she was named the Dean of the Honors College and Director of FHU Abroad in 2009.
James Gardner, J.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
James Gardner is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School, and has done extensive additional graduate work at Harvard, Dartmouth, and the University of North Carolina – Greensboro, mainly in classical languages. After college, he spent nine years in full-time mission work. He then went on to a twenty-year career as a corporation lawyer and mining company executive. His hobbies include mountain climbing and marathon running.