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Gregory D. Massey, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Chair of the Department of History, Philosophy, and Political Studies; Professor of History

Joy Simon-McDaniel House, Room 10

Greg Massey has taught at FHU since 1993. He did his undergraduate work at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and received an M.A. in history from East Carolina University and a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina.

He has served as chair of the Department of History, Philosophy, and Political Studies since 2011. The author of two books, including John Laurens and the American Revolution and the co-editor of the recently published General Nathanael Greene and the American Revolution in the South, Massey has written over fifty articles, essays, and book reviews. Currently he is working on a history of FHU.

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Terry L. Edwards, Ph.D.
Professor of Humanities & Bible

Joy Simon-McDaniel House, Room 8A

Terry Edwards earned degrees from Harding University and Florida State University. He has served in Christian higher education for nearly 40 years at Harding, Faulkner, and FHU. His interests are in directing study abroad programs in Italy and Greece, the Italian Renaissance, and the New Testament World. His passion is for the life and letters of Paul of Tarsus.
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Corey J. Markum, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History

Joy Simon-McDaniel House, Room 12

Corey Markum began teaching at FHU in 2011. He received his Ph.D. from Auburn University, concentrating in 19th century U.S. religion and the American Civil War. His dissertation, titled “‘Alas for the Church of God’: Southern Methodist Leaders and the Quest for Ecclesiological Identity, 1844-1876,” received one of three Auburn University Graduate School Distinguished Dissertation Awards in the Humanities/Fine Arts for 2015-2017. The dissertation explores the development of and tensions between social and religious identity in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South from its formation through the close of the Civil War era.

Dr. Markum completed his undergraduate work at Freed-Hardeman in 2006 and briefly taught high school history before pursuing graduate education. He has been awarded competitive fellowships from Duke Divinity School and Asbury Seminary, respectively. He is husband to Jenny and father to three sons, Cael, Caden, and Cuyler.

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Stephen H. Morris, B.A., J.D.
Professor of Law and Political Studies

Joy Simon-McDaniel House, Room 9

A native of Amory, Mississippi, Stephen Morris earned his B.A. (history/political science) and J.D. (law) from the University of Mississippi. He practiced law in Tupelo, Mississippi, for twelve years while teaching adjunct for Ole Miss before coming to FHU in 2002.

Dr. Morris is program coordinator and adviser for the major in Law and Politics. He also sponsors the College Republicans and Law Society. Dr. Morris is chairman of the Chester County Election Commission and serves as an elder, song leader, and Bible school teacher for the Henderson church of Christ. He has been married to his wife, Joyce, for over thirty years, and they have two fantastic children, Mary Beth (Wallace) and Ben.

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Jenny Johnson, B.A., J.D.
Dean, Honors College; Director, FHU Abroad; Assistant Professor of History and Political Studies

Joy Simon-McDaniel House, Room 1

Jenny Johnson graduated from Freed-Hardeman University in 1991 with a B.A. in Political Science, and from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1994.

She practiced law in Nashville, TN until 1999, when she began teaching part-time for FHU. She became a full-time professor with the Department of History, Philosophy, and Political Studies in 2006, and she was named the Dean of the Honors College and Director of FHU Abroad in 2009.

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Nathan Warf, B.S., M.P.P., J.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Political Studies

Joy Simon-McDaniel House, Room 11

Nathan Warf graduated from Freed-Hardeman University in 2008 with a degree in Bible. He then attended Pepperdine University where he earned degrees in law (J.D.) and public policy (M.P.P.). Nathan received his doctorate from Baylor University where he focused on American politics and political philosophy.

Nathan taught at Baylor University for two years. He began working as an adjunct for FHU in 2015, and became a full-time professor in 2016. Nathan's wife, Loren, is also a 2008 graduate of FHU.


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