FHU Welcomes New Faculty, Academic Dean
With the 2012-13 academic year quickly approaching, Freed-Hardeman University has announced additions to its faculty and staff. A new dean of the School of Business and three new faculty members and have been named.
Mark Steiner has been named dean of the School of Business. He holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of South Florida and an MBA from Kennesaw State University. Steiner worked for the Eckerd Corporation for more than twenty years, serving as a manager, director, and vice-president.
Caleb Kersey will serve as an assistant professor in biology. He graduated from FHU with a Bachelor of Science in biology in 2005 and earned his Ph.D. from Tennessee State University in biological sciences. In addition to his research on bacterial genetics and plant pathology, Kersey has worked as an online biology facilitator for Bethel University and a graduate teaching assistant for TSU.
Raven Wentworth will join the faculty as an assistant professor in nursing. After receiving two associate’s degrees from Jackson State Community College, Wentworth earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Memphis and a Master of Science in nursing from Vanderbilt University. She has recently worked as a physical therapist assistant and registered nurse.
Jeffry Cozzens will be an assistant professor in education. A Bachelor of Music in music education graduate from the University of Tennessee at Martin, Cozzens also holds a master’s degree in education and a doctorate in education leadership and policy studies from the University of Memphis. He has served as the principal of Arlington High School and as an adjunct professor for Freed-Hardeman and the University of Memphis.