FHU Names Woods Distinguished Professor

AUGUST 21, 2013

Clyde Woods

Dr. Clyde Woods, lecturer in Bible in the graduate Bible program, has been named a Distinguished Professor by the Freed-Hardeman University Board of Trustees. Woods was nominated by Dr. Billy Smith, dean of the College of Biblical Studies, for his outstanding work as a Bible teacher over almost fifty years.


According to the faculty handbook, the distinguished professor should “demonstrate a high quality of teaching as indicated by student, peer, and alumni evaluations; hold the doctorate or terminal degree; have taught at FHU for at least seven years and hold the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.”

Woods’ appointment as Distinguished Professor was announced at FHU’s faculty/staff conference Aug. 20. The Distinguished Professor status is retained for three years. An honorarium accompanies the designation.

Woods has served as a member of the FHU Bible faculty since 1965. He currently teaches elementary and advanced Greek courses in the graduate program and conducts several seminars in Bible text. Woods is a veteran preacher and the author of several commentaries.