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.


Temi Bidjerano

Associate Professor, Education; Research and Statistics

Harris Heath

Professor, Education; School Leadership and Administration

Nelly Hecker

Professor and Chair, Education; Director, Teacher Education; Coord., Elementary Education; Literacy Education

Scott Henderson

William R. Kenan Jr. Professor, Education; Director of National and International Scholarships; Philosophy and History of Education

George Lipscomb

Professor, Education; Coord., Secondary Education; Coord., MAT Program; Social Studies and Geography

Bobbi Siefert

Associate Professor, Education; Coord., TESOL Program; Literacy Education

Katie Kelly

Associate Professor, Education; Coord., Literacy Education

Judy Stuart

Associate Professor, Education; Coord., Special Education; Human Development

Michael Svec

Professor of Education

Paul Thomas

Professor, Education; English and Secondary Education

Vernon L. Prosser

Coordinator, Upstate Schools Consortium; School Leadership Clinical Faculty

Stephanie Knouse

Associate Professor of Spanish; Executive Reflection Fellow; Supervisor of Foreign Language Teacher Education

Adjunct Faculty

Jennifer Johnston

Adjunct Professor

Sara Newell

Adjunct Professor

Meredith Burton

Director and Lead Teacher of Furman Child Development Center