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FHU / Dickson Adds Three New Faculty Members

Dickson, Tenn. - Aug 06, 2015

Freed-Hardeman University / Dickson has added three full-time faculty members at FHU / Dickson. The three will teach behavioral sciences, education and business courses this fall.

Bryan McAlister, instructor in behavioral sciences, holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science from Southeast Missouri State University. He also attended Freed-Hardeman University and is a current student at Amridge University.

Dr. Alesha Northcutt, assistant professor of education, holds a Bachelor of Science from FHU, a Master of Arts from Nova-Southeastern Education and a Doctor of Education from Lipscomb University. 

Dr. Dan Wade, professor of business, holds a Bachelor of Arts from Kentucky Wesleyan College, a Master of Business Administration from Indiana State University and a Doctor of Business Administration from the University of Kentucky. In addition to his other teaching experience, Wade is a former business professor at FHU’s Henderson campus.

Now in its second year as a part of the Dickson community, Freed-Hardeman University has expanded its graduate and undergraduate offerings to include bachelor’s degrees in six fields and master’s degrees in four areas. FHU / Dickson is located at the Renaissance Center on Highway 46 South.

“We are very excited to add expanded program offerings at Dickson beginning in August,” Dr. C.J. Vires, provost and vice president of academics, said. “We know that the addition of full-time faculty will further strengthen these programs and will provide students with access to a number of increased services."

“The whole community will benefit from the great opportunities presented as a result of these new families coming to Dickson,” Red McCaskill, executive director of the Renaissance Center, said. “We are able to offer additional art and music classes because the spouses of these university teachers are artisans and musicians.”

Bachelor’s degree completion programs now include the following: a Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in elementary education with licensure for kindergarten through sixth grade, Bachelor of Science in psychology, Bachelor of Social Work and Bachelor of Science in criminal justice, as well as completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing for registered nurses. All of these programs are offered in a hybrid, eight-week format that combines online and face-to-face classes.

Students who have successfully completed an associate’s degree or 60 hours of coursework may enter the university as juniors to complete their baccalaureate degree. 

FHU also offers master’s level programs at Dickson in education and mental health counseling. Online master’s degrees in business and theology are also available.

Additional information about degrees and course offerings at FHU / Dickson is available at fhu.edu/dickson. Prospective students may apply online.