Freed-Hardeman University has announced additions to the faculty and academic staff for the upcoming academic year. Five new full-time faculty members, four adjunct faculty members, and five additional members of the academic staff have been named.
J.D. Allen will join the faculty as an instructor in biology. He holds a Bachelor of Science in biology and a Master of Technology in biology from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He has worked at SOSU as a laboratory assistant and teaching assistant.
Corey Markum has been named an instructor in history. He graduated from FHU with a Bachelor of Science in history in 2005. He also holds a Master of Arts in history from Auburn University and has completed course work for a Ph.D. from Auburn. He has taught at Adamsville High School and been a graduate teaching assistant at Auburn.
Linda Moran will be an instructor in Spanish. A 1972 Associate of Arts graduate of Freed-Hardeman, Moran also holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Spanish from University of Texas at San Antonio. She has been an instructor of Spanish at Hendrix College and an assistant professor of Spanish at Harding University.
Shawna Northrop will join the faculty as an instructor in education. She holds a bachelor’s, master’s, and specialist degrees from Freed-Hardeman. In addition, she has completed course work for a doctorate in educational leadership at Capella University. She has taught kindergarten and fifth and sixth grade at Grand Junction Elementary School.
Bobby Wheat will serve as this year’s missionary in residence. In addition to his academic work which includes a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Abilene Christian University, Wheat was a missionary and Bible school teacher for six years in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Most recently, he was the minister for the Winfield, Kan., church of Christ.
New adjunct faculty members include Debbie Hames in the Department of Health and Human Performance. She has taught physical education for 25 years in the Chester County schools. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Freed-Hardeman, a Master of Education from Memphis State University, and an Education Specialist from Middle Tennessee State University.
Dr. Alan Kinningham is also an adjunct faculty member. He will be teaching music. He holds a B.S. in music education from University of Tennessee at Martin, an M.M. in music composition from Texas A&M at Commerce, and a D.M.A. in music composition from University of Memphis. He has extensive teaching experience both in public high schools and at the college level. He has taught at Dyersburg State Community College, University of Tennessee at Martin, and University of Memphis.
Dr. Jerry Martin will serve as an adjunct in the graduate counseling area. He holds a B.A. in Bible, and M.S. in counseling, and a Ph.D. in marriage and family therapy, all from Amridge University. He currently works as a therapist at Christian Counseling Service and is the minister of the Cordova Church of Christ.
April Richey will be an adjunct faculty member in mathematics. She holds a B.S. and an M.S. in mathematics from Middle Tennessee State University. She has taught at Nashville State Community College, Jackson State Community College, and Jackson State Community College.
Ginger Young directs the Center for Academic Success. She holds a B.S. in elementary education from Lipscomb University and an M.A. in teaching from Belmont University. Most recently, she has been the special education director and a teacher at Nashville Christian School. Young began her duties with the university during the spring semester.
New personnel in the Center for Academic Success are Larry Moran, Lana Pirtle, and Connie Pritchard.
Moran will serve as a freshman advisor and teacher in the School of Arts and Humanities. He holds a B.A. in Bible from Harding University, and an M.A. in theological studies from Austin Graduate School of Theology. He has worked as a pulpit minister and involvement minister and done mission work.
Pirtle is the developmental math coordinator. She holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Memphis State University and has worked for a number of years in that field, including stints with AMCOM, Redstone Arsenal, and with Defense Contract Management Agency. She has also taught developmental math courses at Freed-Hardeman.
Pritchard has taught in the public schools of Missouri for 30 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Science in Education from Arkansas State University. She is the coordinator of the learning center.
Finally, Micah Perry Smith has joined the staff as director of institutional research. He is a 2008 graduate of Freed-Hardeman with a Bachelor of Science in psychology. He also holds a Master of Science in psychological services from East Central University in Ada, Okla. He has taught and tutored in the behavioral sciences and served as an intern in the counseling center at East Central University.