Jeffry Cozzens Ed.D. Educational Leadership & Policy Studies Office: Bucy Center, Memphis, TN
Phone: 1-731-989-6512
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B.S., Music Education, University of Tennessee at Martin, 1981

M.Ed., Educational Leadership, Memphis State University, 1984

Ed.D., Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, University of Memphis, 2004

Office Hours

by appointment only

Class Schedule

The Principalship
T: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Instructional Leadership Licensure Internship
S: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Foundations of School Administration & Supervision
M: 5:00am -9:30pm


About Jeffry Cozzens

Dr. Jeff Cozzens is now pursuing his “encore career” as 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.