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Henderson Offices

Freed-Hardeman University

Henderson, TN 38340

Gardner Center, Ground Floor

1-800-348-3481 ext. 6082

Fax: 731-989-6997

Memphis Office

5565 Shelby Oaks Drive

Memphis, TN 38134

1-800-348-3481 ext. 6510


Fax: 731-989-6533

Sharen Cypress, Ed.D., Associate Professor
Dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

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Gene Reeves, Ed.D., Associate Professor
Licensure Officer

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Aarek Farmer, Ed.D., Assistant Professor
Academic Director - Bucy Center; Director of Ed.D. Program

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Jeffry Cozzens, Ed.D., Assistant Professor
Director of Educational Leadership

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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.

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Karen L. Cypress, Ed.D., Associate Professor
Director of Special Education

5565 Shelby Oaks Drive, Memphis, TN

Stephen Marvin, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Education

5565 Shelby Oaks Drive, Memphis, TN

Alesha Northcutt, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Education

FHU @ Dickson, Dickson, TN

Elizabeth Saunders, Ed.D., Professor
Professor of Education

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M. Monte Tatom, Ed.D., Associate Professor
Director of M.Ed. in Instructional Technology -

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Carol Waymire, Ed.D., Associate Professor
Director of School Counseling

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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.

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Linda Wright, Ed. D., Associate Professor
Associate Professor

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Jill Jackson
Graduate Education Secretary

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Jill Jackson serves as the Secretary for the Graduate Education Department.  Jill began working for Freed-Hardeman in 1998 as Assistant Director for the on-campus preschool.  Jill has come back to FHU to be a part of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences.  She attended FHU and received a degree in education.  Jill is married to David, and they have one daughter, Ashley.

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Sandra Hudley
Administrative Assistant

Memphis Graduate Office

Sandra Hudley serves as Secretary for the School of Education/Memphis Campus. Sandra joined the staff in January 2011. She attended Freed-Hardeman College, majoring in Social Administration, and attended Miller Hawkins Business College, completing the program by achieving certification as a Medical Office Specialist II. Sandra is married to James Hudley and they have one daughter, Sheerah, a son-in-law, Coby Davis, and one granddaughter, Shelby.

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