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Lisa Beene
Chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences; Associate Professor of Social Work


Mrs. Beene has been teaching at Freed-Hardeman University since 1987. Her primary teaching assignment is in the Social Work Program. She currently serves as Chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Family Studies.

From 1989-1995 she served as Director of the Social Work Program. Prior to coming to Freed-Hardeman, Mrs. Beene served as an Area Coordinator for the Buddies of Nashville Program, a child and family services program in Nashville, TN and as a counselor in the Children and Youth program at the Jackson/Madison County Mental Health Center in Jackson, TN. Mrs. Beene is very involved with the Tennessee Child Welfare Certification Program and provided supervision from 2003-2008 for the program. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, Tennessee Conference on Social Welfare, North American Association of Christians in Social Work, and The Tennessee Social Work Education Consortium.

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Dr. Dana Baldwin
Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Family Studies*


Dana Baldwin has served as minister for the Park Avenue Church of Christ since 1982. He is licensed as a professional counselor and is board certified as a Professional Christian Counselor by the American Association of Christian Counselors. In addition to his preaching duties and counseling, he is actively involved in community outreach providing parenting and marriage classes.


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Dr. Mike Cravens
Director of Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH); Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Sciences*


Dr. Cravens has been teaching on the College-University level since 1976. He is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a licensed Professional Counselor/Mental Health Service Provider with almost 35 years of experience in mental health services. Professor Cravens served 10 years on the TN Health Related Board for Licensing Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists.

His private practice focuses on adult clients with mood and anxiety disorders, couples-marital therapy, and sexual therapy for individuals and/or couples. He is frequently asked to conduct Marriage and Family Seminars across the United States. Dr. Cravens' research interests/expertise is in the areas of professional counseling issues, ethics, and sexual needs and concerns. He is a member of the American Counseling Association, American Psychological Association, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, American Association of Christian Counselors, The American Psychotherapy Association, The National Council on Family Relations, and The American Association of Sex Therapists, Counselors and Therapists.



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Dr. Chris Creecy
Assistant Professor of Psychology


Dr. Chris Creecy been a part of the Freed-Hardeman faculty since 2007. As an Assistant Professor in Psychology in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Family Studies, he teaches a number of undergraduate psychology courses. He also teaches Assessment I in the Graduate Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.

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Dr. James H. Dalton
Director of M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling*


Dr. James H. Dalton has a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Arkansas (LPC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Dr. Dalton is also a graduate of Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tennessee with a M.S. in Counseling and a B.A. in Bible.

Dr. Dalton is married to Stacey Dalton, who is a Licensed Certified Social Worker in the State of Arkansas. They are both natives of Tennessee, and currently reside in Henderson. Dr. Dalton is an Assistant Professor of Counseling at FHU and also provides consultative services to mental health agencies. His hobbies and interests include spending time with his children, playing video games, and hiking.


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Carrie Stapleton


Carrie began her work with the Graduate Counseling Program in July 2022. She works closely with Dr. James Dalton, Director of the Clinical Mental Health program and Dr. Mike Cravens, Director of the Doctor of Behavioral Health program, and the graduate faculty. She will be your contact person and will be happy to assist you.

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Dr. Kim Street
Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling


Dr. Street received a Ph.D. in Clinical Counseling: Teaching and Supervision in 2020 and a Master of Arts in 2003, both from Trevecca Nazarene University. She has been a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Mental Health Service Provider designation since 2007 and is currently a licensure supervisor. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and Play Therapy. Dr. Street has been in private practice since 2007 working with adults and children. 



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Dr. Barry England
Lecturer in Education and Behavioral Health

Dr. Larry Ivery
Lecturer in Counseling and Behavioral Health

Dr. Jeremy Northrop
Lecturer in Counseling and Behavioral Health


Brent Rudder
Lecturer in Counseling