Meet Our Graduate Studies Faculty and Staff Furman University

When you come to Furman, you'll learn from some of the leading professors and practitioners in the education field. Our faculty include educational leaders and scholars who have become experts in their chosen field of study. As teachers, they're committed to helping you achieve your academic and professional goals. You'll have the opportunity to work closely with our instructors and learn how to become a more effective educator. 

Faculty members

Temi Bidjerano Furman University

Temi Bidjerano

Associate Professor of Education and Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction
Lorraine DeJong Furman University

Lorraine DeJong​

Associate Professor of Education
and Coordinator of Early Childhood Education
Harris Heath Furman University

Harris Heath

Professor of Education and Coordinator of School Leadership Programs
Nelly Hecker Furman University

Nelly Hecker

Chair, Education Department Director, Teacher Education
Michael Jennings Furman University

Michael Jennings

Chief Diversity Officer and Professor of Education
Scott Henderson Furman University

Scott Henderson

William R. Kenan Jr.
Professor of Education
Director, Community of Scholars Program
George Lipscomb Furman University

George Lipscomb

Professor of Education
Secondary Education Coordinator
Social Studies/Geography
Connie McDowell Furman University

Connie McDowell

Clinical Faculty and School Leadership
Bobbi Siefert Furman University

Bobbi Siefert

Assistant Professor and Coordinator of TESOL Program

Katie Kelly

Associate Professor of Education and Coordinator of Masters in Literacy

Judy Stuart

Associate Professor of Education and Coordinator of Special Education
Michael Svec Furman University

Michael Svec​

Professor of Education

Paul Thomas

Professor of Education
English/Secondary Methods

Troy Terry Furman University

Troy Terry

Executive Director of Graduate Studies and Evening Studies

Geneal Cantrell

Clinical Faculty
Teacher to Teacher Coordinator


Michalann Evatt

Coordinator for Assessment and Accreditation

Beth Garrett

Department Assistant

Erikah Haavie

Department Assistant

Charmaine Moore

Education Analyst

Connect with Admission

Furman is one of the nation's premier liberal arts and sciences universities. We offer our students The Furman Advantage—an over-arching approach to education that promises every student a four-year personalized pathway, a team of advisors and mentors, and the opportunity for an engaged learning experience that is tracked and integrated with the students' academic and professional goals.

Want more information about the admission process at Furman?

Contact us

Once you see our campus, making the right college decision will be so much easier.

Plan a visit

Undergraduate Evening Studies provides adults the opportunity to receive an education from one of the premier liberal arts universities in the nation.

Whether you are starting or continuing your education, or have been away from the classroom for a few months or several years, our program provides many services to assist you with accomplishing your educational and professional goals.

Apply now

Our graduate studies program is designed for the professional educator.

We know the challenges teachers and administrators face every day, and we are committed to helping you become a leader within your school system or district.

Apply now
  • Furman University