Mike Johnson graduated from Freed-Hardeman University with a B.S. in Mathematics in 1991. He went on to earn an M.S. (1993) and a Ph.D. (1998) in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University where his research was in the area of mathematical biology. Dr. Johnson has been a faculty member at Freed-Hardeman University since 1999. He served as chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science from 2002 to 2005 and as Associate Vice President for Academics from 2006 to 2010. He currently serves as the Program Coordinator for mathematics and will again be serving as the chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, effective January 2014.
Steve Browning has always been fascinated by computers and computing. After a 20-year career in the U.S. Air Force, Browning became a software engineer for General Dynamics before coming to Freed-Hardeman. He currently teaches software engineering, computer applications, algorithms and data structures, system administration and security, and introduction to system administration.
Kenan L. Casey, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Computer Science & Program Coordinator, Computer Science & Interactive Digital Design majors
Associates Science Center, Room 202
Kenan Casey, a 2004 graduate of Freed-Hardeman, later attended Auburn University, where he completed his master’s and doctorate degrees in computer science. His research focused on computational intelligence and sensor networks, about which he wrote his dissertation. Dr. Casey soon discovered his passion for biologically inspired algorithms, specifically neuro-evolutionary algorithms, and began teaching at FHU in the summer of 2008. Dr. Casey now teaches web applications programming, computer networks, computer architecture and artificial intelligence.
Jared T. Collins, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Associates Science Center, Room 203
Jared Collins received his bachelors degree in mathematics from Freed-Hardeman University in 2008. He went on to the University of Memphis where he earned his masters (2010) and doctoral (2013) degrees in mathematics. His research is in the field of Complex Dynamics. In particular he studies the general convergence of root-finding algorithms and the dynamical behaviors of rational maps.
Patrick Evans received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and went on to the University of Mississippi to complete his doctorate in higher education. Dr. Evans currently provides statistical support for FHU faculty pursuing master’s and doctorate degrees and teaches Complex Analysis, Statistics, Business Statistics, College Algebra, Fundamental Concepts of Math, Foundations of Geometry, The Real Number System, Calculus I, II, and II, and Number Theory.
Natalie Zlatovich, B.S.
Anderson Science Center, Room 113
Natalie graduated from Freed-Hardeman University way back in 1996 with her B.S. in Biology. She has been serving in the role of administrative assistant to the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences since June 1998, and she loves it! Please feel free to contact her with questions you have about the arts and sciences area. If she is unable to help you herself, she can find someone who can!