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 School Leadership Programs

Nelly Hecker

Chair, Education Department Director, Teacher Education
Scott Henderson Furman University

Scott Henderson

Professor of Education
Director of Program Development and Evaluation

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 Stover Furman University

Katie Kelly

Associate Professor of Education and Coordinator of Masters in Literacy
Judy Stuart Furman University

Judy Stuart

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

Michael Svec

Professor of Education
Paul Thomas Furman University

Paul Thomas

Professor of Education
Troy Terry Furman University

Troy Terry

Executive Director of Graduate and Evening Studies

Adjunct Faculty Members

Jennifer Johnston Furman University

Jennifer Johnston

Adjunct Professor
Sara Newell Furman University

Sara Newell

Adjunct Professor

Meredith Burton

Adjunct Professor

Lynn Dowis

Adjunct Professor

Henry Hunt

Adjunct Professor

Sam Maddox

Adjunct Professor

Melissa Terry

Adjunct Professor

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

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