Greg Massey Ph.D. History Office: Draughon 206
Phone: 731-989-6081
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Ph.D., History, University of South Carolina, 1992

M.A., History, East Carolina University, 1987

B.A., History, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 1983

Office Hours

MW 11:00am - 12:30pm; 1:30pm - 2:20pm

F 11:00am - 3:00pm

Other Times by Appointment

Class Schedule

HIS 111 - Survey of Civilization I
MWF: 9:30am - 10:20am

Research and Writing of History I
MW: 2:30pm - 3:50pm

American Colonial and Early National Period
M: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

About Greg Massey

I have taught at FHU since 1993. FHU is where I met the wonderful woman who became my wife. We have two pretty cool boys, an exceptionally cute rescued terrier, and also two exceptionally crazy (formerly stray, now domesticated) cats. Besides kingdom and family matters, my big passion in life is history. I love teaching history and trying to instill in students an awareness of history's importance. We literally can't function as human beings in this world without our own personal histories, much less the collective history we study in classes. The study of history teaches us empathy for others, an important quality for Christians in any age, but especially in our current turbulent time. History is easily the second most important subject taught at FHU, behind only Bible. When I have time, I enjoy researching and writing. I've written John Laurens and the American Revolution (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2000; paperback ed., 2015); and co-edited another book, General Nathanael Greene and the American Revolution in the South (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2012). For that anthology I wrote an essay, "Independence and Slavery: The Transformation of Nathanael Greene, 1781-1786." I've published over fifty articles, essays, and book reviews. Much of my scholarship has involved an examination of the paradoxical relationship between war, liberty, and slavery in early America. Currently I am researching a history of our institution, Freed-Hardeman University!

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