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Lisa Beene
Chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences; Associate Professor of Social Work

HRH 024
731-989-6645
lbeene@fhu.edu

Mrs. Beene has been teaching at Freed-Hardeman University since 1987. Her primary teaching assignment is in the Social Work Program. She currently serves as Chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Family Studies.

From 1989-1995 she served as Director of the Social Work Program. Prior to coming to Freed-Hardeman, Mrs. Beene served as an Area Coordinator for the Buddies of Nashville Program, a child and family services program in Nashville, TN and as a counselor in the Children and Youth program at the Jackson/Madison County Mental Health Center in Jackson, TN. Mrs. Beene is very involved with the Tennessee Child Welfare Certification Program and provided supervision from 2003-2008 for the program. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, Tennessee Conference on Social Welfare, North American Association of Christians in Social Work, and The Tennessee Social Work Education Consortium.

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Dr. Dana Baldwin
Associate Professor of Child and Family Studies

HRH 016
731-989-6948
dbaldwin@fhu.edu

Dana Baldwin has served as minister for the Park Avenue Church of Christ since 1982. He is licensed as a professional counselor and is board certified as a Professional Christian Counselor by the American Association of Christian Counselors. In addition to his preaching duties and counseling, he is actively involved in community outreach providing parenting and marriage classes.

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Dr. Mike Cravens
Director of Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH); Professor of Counseling and of Family Studies

HRH 028
731-989-6666
mcravens@fhu.edu
http://faculty.fhu.edu/mcravens

Dr. Cravens has been teaching on the College-University level since 1976. He is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a licensed Professional Counselor/Mental Health Service Provider with almost 35 years of experience in mental health services. Professor Cravens served 10 years on the TN Health Related Board for Licensing Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists.

His private practice focuses on adult clients with mood and anxiety disorders, couples-marital therapy, and sexual therapy for individuals and/or couples. He is frequently asked to conduct Marriage and Family Seminars across the United States. Dr. Cravens' research interests/expertise is in the areas of professional counseling issues, ethics, and sexual needs and concerns. He is a member of the American Counseling Association, American Psychological Association, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, American Association of Christian Counselors, The American Psychotherapy Association, The National Council on Family Relations, and The American Association of Sex Therapists, Counselors and Therapists.

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Dr. Chris Creecy
Assistant Professor of Psychology

731-989-6647
ccreecy@fhu.edu
http://faculty.fhu.edu/ccreecy

Dr. Chris Creecy been a part of the Freed-Hardeman faculty since 2007. As an Assistant Professor in Psychology in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Family Studies, he teaches a number of undergraduate psychology courses. He also teaches Assessment I and II in the Graduate Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.

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Dr. Mark Crowell
Associate Professor of Social Work

HRH 011
731-989-6642
mcrowell@fhu.edu

Dr. Mark H. Crowell is a practicing mental health professional and senior faculty member at Freed-Hardeman University.

Dr. Crowell teaches in both the undergraduate social work program and the graduate counseling program. As a past director of the social work program, he has successfully coordinated the program's national accreditation since 1981 and continues to assist with maintaining the accreditation. He recently opened his own clinic in Jackson to provide clinical services to individuals, families, and groups. Dr. Crowell is a frequent speaker on the subjects of grief and bereavement. He enjoys writing and is currently completing a book of stories about loss and recovery. He is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

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Dr. James H. Dalton
Director of M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Assistant Professor of Counseling

HRH 022
731-989-6643
jdalton@fhu.edu
faculty.fhu.edu/jdalton

Dr. James H. Dalton has a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Arkansas (LPC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Dr. Dalton is also a graduate of Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tennessee with a M.S. in Counseling and a B.A. in Bible.

Dr. Dalton is married to Stacey Dalton, who is a Licensed Certified Social Worker in the State of Arkansas. They are both natives of Tennessee, and currently reside in Henderson. Dr. Dalton is an Assistant Professor of Counseling at FHU and also provides consultative services to mental health agencies. His hobbies and interests include spending time with his children, playing video games, and hiking.

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Conita Fader
Administrative Assistant

HRH 022A
731-989-6638
cfader@fhu.edu

Conita began her work with the Graduate Counseling Program in June 2000. She works closely with Dr. James Dalton and Dr. Mike Cravens, the program directors, and the graduate faculty. She will be your contact person and will be happy to assist you.

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Dr. Ryan Fraser
Assistant Professor of Counseling

HRH 021
731-989-6646
rfraser@fhu.edu

Dr. Fraser joined the faculty in 2006. He had previously worked in full-time ministry for 18 years. Dr. Fraser's doctorate is in Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Counseling from Texas Christian University.

Dr. Fraser holds “Family Matters Series” and “Marriage Enrichment Seminars” and has experience as a pastoral counselor in both the congregational and clinical contexts. Dr. Fraser has several areas of interest including marriage and family, adoption-related issues, depression, anger, grief, and addictions. He is a Certified Pastoral Counselor in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC). 

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Dr. Patrick Chapman, B.A., B.S., M.S., Ed.D., M.A., L.P.C., N.C.C.
Lecturer in Counseling

662-587-9772
pchapman@fhu.edu

Dr. Chapman was born in Ripley, Mississippi in 1971. After graduating Ripley High School in 1989, he began Freed-Hardeman in the fall to study Bible and Biology. He graduated in 1993 with a B.A. in Bible and a B.S. in Teaching Biology. While at FHU, Patrick met Dr. Mike Cravens and was inspired to pursue Graduate Studies in Counseling. He graduated with a M.S. Degree in August 1995, as a part of the first Graduate Counseling class. He was accepted into the counseling psychology doctoral program at the University of Sarasota in October 1995. He began working for Timber Hills Mental Health in 1997, where he served as Adult Therapist and Office Manager for the Ripley, Mississippi office.

While working full-time, Patrick continued his doctoral studies and successfully defended his dissertation on December 14, 2000. He graduated with a Doctor of Education in Counseling Psychology on February 28, 2001. In September 2001, he began working as a Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counselor for North Mississippi Primary Health Care, a Community Health Center with 8 clinics in north Mississippi. Later, in 2004, he would become the Program Administrator for the organization. In 2012, Dr. Chapman completed a Master of Arts Degree in Healthcare Administration from Ashford University. In January 2016, Dr. Chapman was named the CEO of the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley, Mississippi.

Dr. Chapman holds the LPC license in the State of Mississippi and is a National Certified Counselor. He is Board President of Pine Vale Children’s Home in Corinth, MS.  He is a Rotarian, a Paul Harris Fellow and former Rotary President. He has taught Graduate courses in counseling at FHU as an Adjunct Instructor since the summer of 1999. He is married to the former Tammy Grisham and lives near Ripley, Mississippi. He and his wife enjoy nature hikes, waterfalls, historic traveling and collecting. He is a preacher for the historic 1893 Union Church of Christ near Ripley, Mississippi.

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Dr. Lela Foxx
Lecturer in Education & Counseling

901-737-6893
lfoxx@fhu.edu

Dr. Larry Mathis
Lecturer in Counseling

615-714-1131
lmathis@fhu.edu

Dr. Jeremy Northrop
Lecturer in Counseling

731-879-9210
jnorthrop@fhu.edu

Brent Rudder
Lecturer in Counseling

brudder@fhu.edu