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School code: 3962
School code: 1230
FHU offers a variety of classes at both undergraduate and graduate levels in Dickson, TN.
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Whether you're looking for a Bachelor's or a Master's degree, we can help you achieve your academic goals.
FHU students have the opportunity to continue their learning outside the classroom with a semester abroad.
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Henderson, TN is a small town that is full of charm and has an atmosphere of Southern hospitality. While most events are held on campus, if you're looking to get off campus, it's a short drive to both Memphis or Nashville, Tennessee.
There are so many different clubs at FHU that focus on all aspects of life. Take advantage of the tight-knit community and unique opportunities offered at FHU by being involved in these groups.
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"Freed has allowed me to pursue both of my interests in life all in one place. Not many college students get the opportunity to oversee a mission trip to South America with their professors and be published for undergraduate research all in the same year."
Class of 2014 • Majoring In Biochemistry and Bible
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FHU has a history of talented student athletes and coaches who have helped make FHU Athletics what they are today. Check out who these students are and what accomplishments they've made. Know someone who deserves to be in the Hall of Fame? Use the nomination form below to tell us about it.
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The mission of Freed-Hardeman University is to provide every student an education permeated with Christian values. The University is dedicated to Christian faith and practice and the pursuit of academic excellence in a supportive environment.
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Sharen Cypress, Ed.D., Associate Professor
Dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Sharen L. Cypress is an Associate Professor of Education at Freed-Hardeman University and currently serves as the Dean of the School of Education. She received a B. S. degree in Elementary Education from Freed-Hardeman University, a M. Ed. degree in Counseling and Personnel Services from the University of Memphis, and an Ed. D. in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, from the University of Memphis. She served as a teacher and school counselor at the public school level and has been a part of the Freed-Hardeman University faculty since 1998.
Gene Reeves, Ed.D., Associate Professor
Dr. Reeves also serves as the Director of Field Experience.
Karen L. Cypress, Ed.D., Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies in Education, Memphis Campus
5565 Shelby Oaks Drive, Memphis, TN
Jeffry Cozzens, Ed.D., Assistant Professor
Director of Educational Leadership
Dr. Jeff Cozzens is the Director of Educational Leadership at Freed-Hardeman University. Dr. Cozzens has had a wide variety of experiences in public education that spanned over 30 years. Recently retired from Shelby County Schools, Dr. Cozzens was a Band Director, Assistant Principal, Principal and Central Office Administrator.
Dr. Cozzens states his most rewarding yet challenging opportunity was opening and serving as Principal of Arlington High School for 8 years. I consider it an honor and privilege to teach at Freed-Hardeman University. Though I have spent over half of my career as a K-12 school administrator, my heart has always been in the classroom working with students. There is nothing I enjoy more than helping to build the leadership capacity of my students. I consider it a unique privilege to help prepare future school leaders from a Christian perspective.
Jennifer Creecy, M.Ed., Instructor
Instructor in Education/Secondary Advisor/Assessment Coordinator
Mrs. Jennifer Creecy began teaching undergraduate classes for the School of Education in August 2010. She teaches Technology in the Classroom and Tests and Measurement, and she also works as the Assessment Coordinator for the Department of Education. Mrs. Creecy serves as a student teacher supervisor, a primary advisor for some of our K-6 and 4-8 majors, a secondary advisor for all 7-12 and K-12 majors, and a faculty sponsor of STEA.
Marie Johnson, Ed.D., Assistant Professor
Director of Special Education
Dr. Marie Johnson is the Program Coordinator for the Special Education Major, and she teaches in the undergraduate and graduate School of Education Program. Dr. Johnson has also taught in our International Studies Program.
Shawna Northrop, Ed.S., Instructor
Instructor in Education
Mrs. Shawna Northrop began teaching undergraduate classes for the School of Education in August 2011. She teaches Teaching Strategies PreK-3, Reading in the Content Area, Teaching Reading in the Content Area, and Educational Strategies - Elementary. Mrs. Northrop serves as a student teacher supervisor, a primary advisor for some of our K-6 and 4-8 majors, and a faculty sponsor of STEA.
Elizabeth Saunders, Ed.D., Professor
Professor of Education
Dr. Elizabeth Saunders has been a teacher at Freed-Hardeman University since 1978. During her tenure at Freed-Hardeman University, Dr. Saunders was the recipient of the Distinguished Professor Award for the years of 1995-1998.
M. Monte Tatom, Ed.D., Associate Professor
Director of Quality Enhancement Programs
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Dr. Monte Tatom serves as the director of the Quality Enhancement Program. He also teaches for the School of Education Graduate Program. Working at Freed-Hardeman has afforded Dr. Tatom the advantage of meeting individuals working with the TN State Board of Education and the TN Department of Education. This interaction has given him the opportunity of assisting the TN State Board of Education with the "Instructional Leadership Redesign" initiative. Dr. Tatom is also currently serving a three year term (2009 - 2012) with the TN State Board of Education's Advisory Council for Teacher Education and Certification.
Carol Waymire, Ed.D., Associate Professor
Director of School Counseling
After working as an elementary school counselor in Texas, Dr. Carol Waymire started teaching at FHU in 1978. She counseled, worked with freshmen and taught classes for 21 years and then took off eight years while doing mission work in Aruba with her family. Dr. Waymire served as the school counselor at the International School of Aruba and also taught and was the counselor for the University of Aruba, Hospitality Faculty. In 2007, Dr. Waymire returned to FHU as a freshmen advisor, director of retention, and an associate professor in education, teaching in the graduate school counseling program.
Linda Wright, Ed.D., Associate Professor
Dr. Linda Wright has been teaching here since 1982. She teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in the School of Education.
Gloria Sneed serves as Administrative Assistant for the Education Department. Gloria began working for Freed-Hardeman in August 2005. She attended Jackson State Community College and Tennessee State University majoring in Business/Accounting. Gloria also serves as the Follow-up Assistant to the BASE-TN program/grant. She has two daughters and a granddaughter.
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