Greg Massey Ph.D. History Office: Joy Simon-McDaniel House, Room 10
Phone: 731-989-6081
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Ph.D., History, University of South Carolina, 1992

M.A., History, East Carolina University, 1987

B.A., History, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 1983

Office Hours

MTWF: 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Other Times by Appointment

Class Schedule

HIS 111 01 - Survey of Civilization I

MWF: 11:15 am - 12:05 pm

HIS 324 01 - American Colonial and Early National Period

MWF 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm

HIS 221 07 - American History I AA Online

HIS 222 02 - American History II Online

About Greg Massey

I have taught at FHU since 1993. FHU is where I met the wonderful woman who became my wife. We have two pretty cool boys, an exceptionally crazy and cute rescued terrier, and also two exceptionally crazy and cute (formerly stray, now domesticated) cats. Besides kingdom and family matters, my big passion in life is history (a secondary passion is listening to lyrical jazz music). I love teaching history and trying to instill in students an awareness of history's importance. We literally can't function as human beings in this world without our own personal histories, much less the collective history we study in classes. The study of history teaches us empathy for others, an important quality for Christians in any age, but especially in our current turbulent time. History is easily the second most important subject taught at FHU, behind only Bible.

When I have time, I enjoy researching and writing. I've written John Laurens and the American Revolution (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2000; paperback ed., 2015); and co-edited another book, General Nathanael Greene and the American Revolution in the South (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2012). For that anthology I wrote an essay, "Independence and Slavery: The Transformation of Nathanael Greene, 1781-1786." I've published over fifty articles, essays, and book reviews. Much of my scholarship has involved an examination of the paradoxical relationship between war, liberty, and slavery in early America.

As part of the 2019-20 celebration of Freed-Hardeman University's 150th anniversary, I wrote two books, By the Grace of God: The Story of Freed-Hardeman University (Abilene, TX: Abilene Christian University Press, 2020), which was a scholarly account with citations; and For God's Glory: Freed-Hardeman University's First 150 Years (Henderson, TN: Freed-Hardeman University, 2020), which was the commemorative edition.

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