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James E. (Jim) Henderson, Ed.D.

Professor of Educational Leadership
School of Education
Educational Foundations & Leadership

412C Canevin Hall
Phone: 412.396.4880

Education:

Ed.D., Educational Administration, Rutgers University, 1981
Ed.M., Educational Administration, Rutgers University, 1976
A.B., Social Psychology, Princeton University, 1971
Bio

Dr. James E. Henderson is Professor of Educational Leadership in the Duquesne University School of Education. Jim served as Dean of the School of Education from 1995 until 2003. During that time, the School of Education experienced unprecedented growth in student enrollment, in faculty scholarly productivity, and in the number of new degree and certification programs. From 1992 through 1999, he also was the founding Director of Duquesne's Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program for Educational Leaders (IDPEL), the School of Education's first doctoral program. Jim reassumed the position of IDPEL Director in July 2004 and continued in that role through 2011. In 2009 he was also named as the Founding Director of the UCEA Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice. In addition to his work with Duquesne, Jim was named a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Union Institute & University in Cincinnati in 2007 and is assisting Union in their development of an on-line hybrid Ed.D. program.

Prior to his higher education experience, Jim served 22 years as a schoolteacher and administrator, the last 13 of which were in the school superintendency. Jim took his Bachelors degree in Social Psychology from Princeton University, and his Masters and Doctoral degrees in Educational Administration from Rutgers University.

Jim has authored numerous book chapters and scholarly and professional articles, and has attracted attention for his work in teaming and shared decision-making, strategic visioning and planning, leadership selection and development, and collaborative bargaining. Jim has provided consulting services in the areas of selection and development of leaders; collaborative bargaining and conflict resolution; shared decision-making; team building; and organizational planning and assessment. His recent clients include over forty universities, school districts, non-profit organizations, businesses, and law firms. Jim also has been engaged as a Senior Associate in Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, Ltd., one of the premier educational consulting firms in the U.S., providing executive search, board governance, training, and professional development services.

Jim has received numerous national and regional awards for educational leadership and community service. Jim was awarded the 2005 Rutgers University Distinguished Service Award by the Graduate School of Education's Alumni Association. Those recognitions also include selection as a Kellogg National Fellow, as a member of the Executive Educator 100, as a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society of Duquesne University, and as Honorary Inductee of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society of Duquesne University. Jim received the Paul L. Varnum Award from Chapter XIV of Phi Delta Kappa, the Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship from the Duquesne University School of Education, and the Outstanding Research and Publications Award from the Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. He also was chosen as Superintendent of the Year by the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association for outstanding advocacy of music instruction in the schools, as Pennsylvania Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Pennsylvania Jaycees, and as the Pennsylvania Friend of Home Economics Award recipient.

Jim currently is an active member of the boards of Junior Achievement of Southwest Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Leadership Development Center, Inc., and the Consortium for Public Education. He is also Board of Governors Chairman Emeritus of The Rivers Club, and is Chair of the Research Committee of the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA), and a member of the PASA Board of Governors.


Scholarship

PUBLICATIONS

Book Chapters

Henderson, J.E. (2010). If you are just starting the doctoral process. In R.L. Calabrese & P.A. Smith (Eds). The Dissertation Advisor & Mentor: Sage Advice for Doctoral Students. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education.

Henderson, J. E. (1998). Leadership, character growth, and authenticity. In T. Rusnak (Ed.), An Integrated Approach to Character Education. (Pp. 77-86). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. 

Henderson, J. E. (1995). Leader authenticity revisited. In E. Chance (Ed.), Creating the Quality School (pp. 45-70). New York: Magna Publications. 

Henderson, J. E. (1995). Creating the quality doctoral program: Duquesne University's experience. In E. Chance (Ed.), Creating the Quality School (pp. 133-141). New York: Magna Publications. 

Refereed Articles

Eshbach, E. & Henderson, J.E. (2010).  The symbiotic relationship between principals and the climate of the schools in which they lead.  e-Journal of Organizational Learning and Leadership, 8 (1), 16-48.  Retrieved from http://www.leadingtoday.org/weleadinlearning/Spring2010/Article%203%20-%20Eshbach%20and%20Henderson.pdf

Henderson, J. E. & Brookhart, S. M. (1996). Leader authenticity: Key to organizational climate, health and perceived leader effectiveness. The Journal of Leadership Studies, 3  (4), 87-103.

Henderson, J. E. (1995). Translating theory into practice: Preparing educational leaders with mentoring and practica experiences. The AASA Professor, 17 (4), 1-4.

Henderson, J. E. (1995). Adventure experiences and school leaders' selection and development. People and Education, 3 (2), 185-201.

Henderson, J. E. (1995). Practicing what we teach at Duquesne: A laboratory for leadership. The Journal of Leadership Studies, 2 (3), 124-132.

Henderson, J. E. (1995). School board - superintendent relations . . . Reflections of a former practitioner. The AASA Professor, 17 (3), 8-10.

Henderson, J. E. (1994). Quality, community, and leadership training. The Journal for Quality and Participation, 17 (5), 40-44.

Henderson, J. E. (1994). Quality through involvement: A school-based decision-making success story. People and Education, 2 (1), 101-110.

Henderson, J. E. (1993). Tears of joy: The satisfaction of win/win bargaining. Journal of Collective Negotiations in the Public Sector, 22 (4), 313-321.

Henderson, J. E. & Hoy, W. (1983). Leader authenticity: The development and test of an operational measure. Educational and Psychological Research, 3 (2), 63-75. 

Hoy, W. & Henderson, J. E. (1983). Principal authenticity, school climate, and pupil-control orientation. The Alberta Journal of Educational Research, XXIX (2), 123-130.

Darley, J., Cooper, J. & Henderson, J. E. (1974). On the effectiveness of deviant and conventionally appearing communicators: A field experiment.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 29, 752-757.

Professional Publications (invited, non-refereed)

Henderson, J. E. (2010, Fall). 2010 UCEA graduate student fellows.  UCEA Review, 51 (3), 23. 

Weinrich, L.T., & Henderson, J.E. (2004, January). Achieving compliance with the no child left behind act: A methodology to improve student proficiency levels.  Wexford, PA: Software Specialists. 

Weinrich, L.T., & Henderson, J.E. (2004, January). What is the true cost of your web infrastructure?  Wexford, PA: Software Specialists. 

Furman, R.L., Henderson, J.E., Weinrich, L.T. & Luke, C. (2003). Boyce Campus Middle College program evaluation.  Pittsburgh: Community College of Allegheny County.

Henderson, J. E. (2000).  Organizational leadership inventory; and Organizational leadership inventory facilitator guide.  Longmont, CO: Rocky Mountain Institute for Leadership Advancement.

Evans, B. C. & Henderson, J. E. (1997, April). Ten surefire ways to invite special education lawsuits (and ten ways to avoid them). The School Administrator

Henderson, J. E. (1995). Authentic leadership.  Administrator, 14 (7), 1-3. 

Henderson, J. E. (1995). Creating quality school leaders. TQM in Higher Education, 4 (7), 1-5. 

Henderson, J. E. (1995). Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery: KNFP and the design of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program for Educational Leaders. FOCUS - W. K. Kellogg Foundation National Fellowship Program, 9 (1), 13-15.

Conference Proceedings (refereed)

Henderson, J. E. (1993). A climate for change. The Executive Educator, 15 (9), 30-31.

Henderson, J. E. (1992). Mandated school regionalization - Searching for a solution that's better than the problems. Perspective, Winter, 14-22.

Henderson, J. E. (1990). Educational profit sharing, Perspective, Summer, 10-13.

Henderson, J. E. (1989). Principals: How authentic are you? The School Administrator, March, 28-29.

Henderson, J. E. & Rhoads, J. (1988). The Reading School District/Danforth World Studies Network. In A. Dinniman & B. Holzner (Eds.), Education for International Competence in Pennsylvania (pp. 133-135). Pittsburgh: Univ. of Pittsburgh Press.

Henderson, J. E., Bost, R. F., Morsink, C., & Southworth, H. C. (1995). Practicing what we teach: The Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program for Educational Leaders.  In ISETA-95 Proceedings: The Twenty-Fifth Annual Conference of the International Society for Exploring Teaching Alternatives (pp. 65-66). Carson, CA: California State University Dominguez Hills. 

Henderson, J. E. (1994). Utilizing cooperative learning and shared decision-making to develop collaborative leaders: Duquesne's Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program for Educational Leaders.  In What Works:  Building Effective Collaborative Learning Experiences (pp. 33-44). University Park, PA: National Center on Postsecondary Teaching, Learning, and Assessment. 

Henderson, J. E. (1994). Interpersonal and intragroup relations in cooperative learning.  In ISETA-94 Proceedings: The Twenty-Fourth Annual Conference of the International Society for Exploring Teaching Alternatives (pp. 64-65). Carson, CA: California State University Dominguez Hills. 

Henderson, J. E. (1993). Quality through involvement: A case study of school-based decision-making. In E. Chance (Ed.), Selected Readings of the 2nd Annual National Conference on Creating the Quality School (pp. 132-138). Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma. 

Conference Proceedings (non-refereed) 

Henderson, J. E. & Southworth, H. C. (1993). Designing an interdisciplinary leadership development program; Duquesne University's experience. In Conference Proceedings: Leadership and the Liberal Arts (pp. 100-101). Marietta, OH: Marietta College.

Works-in-Progress

Generett, G.G. & Henderson, J.E. (Eds.). (2013). Stories of educational leadership and social justice: Lessons learned in service of neglected kids.

Generett, G.G. & Henderson, J.E. (Eds.). (2013). Children in poverty: Preparing educational leaders to assure student success [Special issue].  Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership.

Generett, G.G. & Henderson, J.E. (Eds.). (2013). Connecting assessment and social justice: Moving beyond the politics of accountabilityEducational Leadership for Social Justice Book Series.  Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Generett, G.G., Perry, J.A. & Henderson, J.E. (2012). At the intersections of Black and White: Defining social justice from different perspectives.  In I. Bogotch & C. Shields (Eds.). International handbook of social [in]justice and educational leadership.

Maxam, S. & Henderson, J.E. (2012).  Inclusivity in the classroom:  Understanding and embracing students with -invisible disabilities.' In Generett, G.G. & Henderson, J.E. (Eds.). (2013). Children in poverty: Preparing educational leaders to assure student success [Special issue].  Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

National Conferences and Symposia - Refereed

Henderson, J.E. (2011, November). Ten lessons learned preparing educational leaders: A reflection of twenty years directing a doctoral program. Presentation at the University Council for Educational Administration Annual Convention, Pittsburgh.

Generett, G.G. & Henderson, J.E. (2011, November). UCEA Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice: Lessons from the Duquesne Educational Leadership Symposium. Presentation at the University Council for Educational Administration Annual Convention, Pittsburgh.

Eshbach, E.C. & Henderson, J.E. (2010, October). The symbiotic relationship between new principals and the climate of schools in which they lead. Presentation at the University Council for Educational Administration Annual Convention, New Orleans.

McCown, R.R., Hawley, W. & Henderson, J.E. (2010, October). UCEA Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice: Maximizing Enhancing the learning of racially and ethnically diverse students: Antecedents, consequences, and an agenda for research. Conversation presented at the University Council for Educational Administration Annual Convention, New Orleans.

Parker, D. & Henderson, J.E. (2010, October). Using a discourse community model to increase understanding of the importance of school climate. Presentation at the University Council for Educational Administration Annual Convention, New Orleans.

McCown, R.R., Hawley, W. & Henderson, J.E. (2009, November). Enhancing the capacity of school leaders to ensure that racially and ethnically diverse students succeed. Invited Pre-session presented at the University Council for Educational Administration Annual Convention, Anaheim, CA.

Miller, P., Henderson, J.E., French, C., Good, T., Hart, R. & McMahon, E. (2009, November). Leadership and university-school-community collaboration: Failures, successes, future directions. Presentation at the University Council for Educational Administration Annual Convention, Anaheim, CA.

McMahon, E. & Henderson, J.E. (2009, November). Authentic leadership, teacher empowerment, and school climate: A descriptive study. Presentation at the University Council for Educational Administration Annual Convention, Anaheim, CA.

Henderson, J.E. & McCown, R.R. (2008, October). Reinventing the educational doctorate: Convening a network of critical friends. Invited Pre-session presented at the University Council for Educational Administration Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.

Henderson, J.E. (2008, October). The effects of the manager's behavior on the retention of high potential employees from different generations: What educational leaders can learn from business research. Paper presented at the University Council for Educational Administration Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.

Kemp, C. F., Henderson, J. E., Knight-Herren, J., & Feland, S. (2007, November).  How can organizations develop authentic leaders?  Program presented at the 9th Annual Global Conference of the International Leadership Association, Vancouver. 

McCown, R.R., Miller, P., Moss, C.M., Henderson, J.E. & Hopson, R.K. (2007, November). Preparing stewards of educational leadership: Capstone assessments for the Ed.D. versus the Ph.D. Symposium presented at the University Council for Educational Administration Annual Convention, Alexandria, VA.

Henderson, J. E. (2006, February). The effects of the manager's behavior on the retention of high potential employees from different generations: What school leaders can learn from business research.  Program presented at the American Association of School Administrators Annual Convention, San Diego.

Henderson, J. E. (1998, March). The key to leadership effectiveness - Leader authenticity.  Paper presented at the Seventh National Conference on Creating the Quality School, Arlington, VA. 

Henderson, J. E. & Brookhart, S. M. (1997, March). Service learning for school leaders: An empirical study. Paper presented at the 1997 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago. 

Brookhart, S. M. & Henderson, J. E. (1997, March). Teacher decision-making and perceptions of school atmosphere, career, direct supervisor, and overall satisfaction with school. Paper presented at the 1997 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago.

Henderson, J. E., Barone, W., Brookhart, S. M., & Ribich, F. (1997, February). Developing a community of educational leaders (and transforming a school of education). Program presented at the 1997 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Phoenix. 

Barone, W., Henderson, J. E. & Ribich, F. (1997, February). Learning leadership: Transforming a school of education). Program presented at the 1997 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Phoenix. 

Henderson, J. E., Evans, B. C., Hippert, L. B. & Schantz, C. (1997, February). Ten surefire ways to invite special education lawsuits (and ten ways to avoid them).  Program presented at the American Association of School Administrators Annual Convention, Orlando. 

Henderson, J. E. & Brookhart, S. M. (1996, April). Leader authenticity: Key to school climate, health and interpersonal effectiveness. Paper presented at the 1996 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York. 

Henderson, J. E. (1996, March). Enhancing team performance in schools. Program presented at the American Association of School Administrators Annual Convention, San Diego, CA. 

Henderson, J. E. (1995, October). Leader authenticity: Key to school climate. Paper presented at the 1995 University Council for Educational Administration Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. 

Henderson, J. E., Southworth, H. C., Morsink, C., & Bost, R. (1995, October). Practicing what we teach: The Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program for Educational Leaders.  Program presented at the International Society for Exploring Teaching Alternatives Annual Conference, Bloomsburg, PA. 

Henderson, J. E. (1995, September). Practicing what we teach: The Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program for Educational Leaders. Program presented at the Association for Integrative Studies Annual Convention, Phoenix, AZ. 

Henderson, J. E. & Southworth, H. C. (1995, August). Practicing what we teach at Duquesne. Program presented at the Association of Teacher Educators Summer Workshop '95, Williamsburg, VA. 

Henderson, J. E., Doyle, W. & McNamee, T. (1995, February). Translating theory into practice: Mentoring educational leaders using AASA's General Professional Standards for the Superintendency.  Program presented at the American Association of School Administrators Annual Convention, New Orleans. 

Henderson, J. E. & Barner West, L. (1994, November). Reforming and reorganizing school leader development. Poster session presented at the American Association of Higher Education Fifth National Conference on School/College Collaboration, Washington, D.C.

Henderson, J. E. (1994, October). Interpersonal and intra-group relations in collaborative learning. Program presented at the International Society for Exploring Teaching Alternatives Conference, Tempe, AZ. 

Henderson, J. E., Carr, J. & Hippert, L. (1994, October). Translating theory into practice: Preparing educational leaders with mentoring and practica experiences. Paper presented at the Second National Conference for Leadership and the Liberal Arts, sponsored by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, the University of South Carolina, and Marietta College, Marietta, OH. 

Henderson, J. E. (1994, September). The development and utilization of an interdisciplinary measure of leader authenticity. Program presented at the 16th Annual Conference of the Association for Integrative Studies, Pittsburgh. 

Henderson, J. E. (1994, August). Cooperative learning from the woods to the classroom. Program presented at the Association of Teacher Educators Summer Workshop, Snowbird, UT. 

Henderson, J. E. & Merti, B. (1994, June). Utilizing cooperative learning and shared decision-making to develop collaborative leaders. Paper presented at the National Conference on Teaching, Learning, and Assessment sponsored by the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. 

Henderson, J. E. (1994, March). Creating the quality doctoral program: Duquesne University's experience. Paper presented at the Third National Conference on Creating the Quality School sponsored by the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK. 

Henderson, J. E. (1994, March). Leader authenticity revisited. Paper presented at the Third National Conference on Creating the Quality School sponsored by the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK. 

Henderson, J. E., Southworth, H. C. & Crawford, P. (1994, February). Building a community of scholars: Developing and implementing the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program for Educational Leaders. Paper presented at the American Association of School Administrators Annual Convention's Conference-within-a-Conference for Educational Administrators and Professors, San Francisco. 

Henderson, J. E., McCown, R. & Southworth, H. C. (1993, October). Designing an interdisciplinary leadership program; Duquesne University's experience. Program presented at the 15th Annual Conference of the Association for Integrative Studies, Detroit. 

Henderson, J. E. (1993, August). School-based decision-making - Building school communities that work. Paper presented at the Association of Teacher Educators Summer Workshop, Pittsburgh. 

Henderson, J. E. & Masciola, D. (1993, July). Shared decision-making and quality in schools. Paper presented at the 4th Annual Total Quality Symposium on Continuous Quality Improvement: Making the Transition to Education, Kansas City. 

Henderson, J. E. & Southworth, H. C. (1993, April). Designing an interdisciplinary leadership conference. Paper presented at the Conference for Leadership and the Liberal Arts, sponsored by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, the University of South Carolina, and Marietta College, Marietta, OH. 

Henderson, J. E. (1993, March). A case study of school-based decision-making. Paper presented at the Second National Conference on Creating the Quality School sponsored by the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK. 

Henderson, J. E. (1993, February). School-based decision-making: What, how, and why? Paper presented at the American Association of School Administrators Annual Convention, Orlando, FL. 

Henderson, J. E., Cochran, D. & Ward, B. (1991, February). The Montgomery Township Schools' Curriculum of Concern. Program presented at the American Association of School Administrators Annual Convention, New Orleans. 

Henderson, J. E. (1988, February). Reading School District's at-risk youth initiatives. Program presented at the American Association of School Administrators Annual Convention, San Francisco. 

National Conferences and Symposia - Invited

Henderson, J. E. (1997, January). Creating The Leading Teaching Program: A challenge to explore. Paper presented at the AACTE Academy for Deans and Chairs of Education, San Juan, PR. 

Henderson, J. E. (1996, May). Goals, grades or greatness: What do we really want from education? Invited presenter at Princeton University's 1996 Alumni-Faculty Forum, Princeton, NJ. 

Henderson, J. E. (1995, November). Building communities of learners and leaders. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Southeast Regional Association of Teacher Educators, Lake Charles, LA. 

Henderson, J. E. (1995, January). Reforming and reorganizing school leader development. Program presented at the University of Maryland - Baltimore County's Conference, Developing a Research Agenda to Prepare Teachers for the 21st Century, Baltimore. 

Henderson, J. E. & Hoy, W. K. (1982, March). Leader authenticity: The development and test of an operational measure. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association's Annual Meeting, New York. 

Teger, A. I. & Henderson J. E. (1971, April).  An examination of the social influence hypothesis of bystander intervention in emergencies.  Paper presented at Eastern Psychological Association Convention, New York.

Regional and State Conferences and Workshops

Henderson, J. E. & Templeton, T. (2011, January). The search: Resumes and interviews.  Program presented at the Aspiring to Leadership Special Program sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators, Harrisburg, PA. 

Henderson, J. E. & Smartschan, G.S. (2010, November). Leading ethically and equitably in 21st Century schools. (2010, November). Program presented as part of the PA Department of Education's Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership Initiative, Pittsburgh, PA.

Henderson, J. E. (2010, July). Professional ethics: An introduction for aspiring school superintendents.  Program presented at the New Superintendents' Academy sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators, Harrisburg, PA. 

Henderson, J. E. & Serenka, F. (2010, July). Leading ethically and equitably in 21st Century schools. (2010, November). Program presented as part of the PA Department of Education's Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership Initiative, Greensburg, PA.

Henderson, J. E. & Smartschan, G.S. (2010, February). Leading ethically and equitably in 21st Century schools. (2010, November). Program presented as part of the PA Department of Education's Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership Initiative, Pittsburgh, PA.

Henderson, J. E. & Rose, C. (2008, January). The search: Resumes and interviews.  Program presented at the Aspiring to Leadership Special Program sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators, Harrisburg, PA. 

Henderson, J. E. & Crawford, P. E. (2007, October). Win-win bargaining: It worked twice for Bedford - How it can work for your districtProgram presented at the Annual Fall Conference of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association and Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators, Hershey, PA.

Henderson, J. E. & Liebowitz, S. J. (2005, October). The effects of the manager's behavior on the retention of high potential employees from different generations: What school leaders can learn from business research. Program presented at the Annual Fall Conference of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association and Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators, Hershey, PA.

Henderson, J. E., Crawford, P. E., McNamee, T. F., Coughenour, D. R. and Brown, W. L. (2000, October). Win-win negotiations. Program presented at the Annual Fall Conference of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association and Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators, Hershey, PA. 

Henderson, J. E. (1999, July). Developing a vision for school leadership. Invited presentation at the Governor's Institute for School Leadership, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA. 

Henderson, J. E. (1998, October). The superintendent: Leading in an age of pressure - Reaction and response.  Invited presentation at the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators Education Study Group, Harrisburg, PA. 

Henderson, J. E. (1998, April). A case for the study of superintendent and board member authenticity.  Invited presentation at the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators Education Congress, Harrisburg, PA. 

Smith-Stevens, E. & Henderson, J. E. (1997, May). Win-Win negotiations for superintendents and prospective superintendents.  Program presented at the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators Annual Women's Caucus, Hershey, PA. 

Henderson, J. E. (1997, May). Enhancing educational decision-making. Program presented at the Intermediate Unit 1 (PA) Superintendents' Academy. 

Henderson, J. E. (1996, November). Paradigm pioneering in school leadership.  Program presented at the Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Annual Conference, Hershey, PA. 

Barone, W., Burrett K., & Henderson, J. E. (1996, October). Partnerships: Setting the standards for excellence. Program presented at the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators' Annual Conference, Grantville, PA. 

Henderson, J. E. (1996, July). Enhancing team performance in schools. Program presented at the Annual Summer Workshop of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA. 

Henderson, J. E., Burrett K., & Crawford, P. (1995, November). Service learning for school leaders. Paper presented at the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators' Annual Conference, Grantville, PA. 

Henderson, J. E. & Hippert, L. (1995, November). Enhancing school team performance for kids' sake. Program presented at the Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Annual Conference, Hershey, PA. 

Werlinich, J. & Henderson, J. E. (1995, October). Framing the issue - Communicating with your stakeholders. Workshop presented at the Intermediate Unit 3 (PA) Superintendents' Academy, Dawson, PA. 

Henderson, J. E. (1995, October). Paradigm pioneering in education. Program presented at the Annual Fall Conference of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association and Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators, Hershey, PA. 

Henderson, J. E. & Conner, T. (1995, July). Leadership development for superintendents. Program presented at the Annual Summer Workshop of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA. 

Henderson, J. E. (1995, July). Strategic planning - What we've learned about the process. Program presented at the Annual Summer Workshop of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA. 

Henderson, J. E. (1995, May). Pennsylvania's experience with strategic planning -Implications for New Jersey. Program presented at the New Jersey School Boards Association /Association of School Administrators Spring Convention, Atlantic City, NJ.

Henderson, J. E. (1995, May). Paradigm pioneering in educational leadership. Program presented at the Intermediate Unit 1 (PA) Superintendents' Academy. 

Henderson, J. E. (1995, April). Enhancing team performance in schools. Program presented at the Spring Conference of the Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (Western Region), Pittsburgh. 

Henderson, J. E. (1995, March). Cooperative learning and paradigm pioneering. Workshop presented for the combined faculties of Bishop McCort High School, Bishop Guilfoyle High School, & Bishop Carroll High School, Ebensburg, PA.

Henderson, J. E. (1994, October). Adventure experiences and leadership development. Paper presented at the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators' Annual Conference, Grantville, PA. 

Henderson, J. E. & Ehrlich, S. (1994, July). Picking winners and helping them soar. Program presented at the Annual Summer Workshop of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA. 

Brumbaugh, S. & Henderson, J. E. (1994, February). Educational programs.  School Board Academy programs presented as In-service Educational Specialist for the Pennsylvania School Boards Association, five locations in western Pennsylvania.

Henderson, J. E. (1993, October). Teacher development and shared decision-making: Building effective school communities. Paper presented at the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators' Annual Conference, Harrisburg, PA. 

Henderson, J. E. (1993, October). Win/win bargaining. Paper presented at the Annual Berks County (PA) Superintendents' Retreat, Pittsburgh. 

Henderson, J. E. & Ehrlich, S. (1993, July). Selecting teachers and educational leaders - A better way. Program presented at the Annual Summer Workshop of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA. 

Henderson, J. E. (1993, April). Designing an interdisciplinary leadership development program. Program presented at the Spring Conference of the Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Pittsburgh. 

Henderson, J. E. (1992, October). Inspiring peak performance from your staff: Developing a leadership style that makes a difference. Program presented at the New Jersey School Boards Association, Administrators and Business Officials Annual Convention, Atlantic City, NJ.

Henderson, J. E. (1992, October). School-based decision-making; What, why, how & whom. Paper presented at the New Jersey School Boards Association, Administrators and Business Officials Annual Convention, Atlantic City, NJ.

Courses

Instructional Activities

Instructional activities from Fall, 1992 to the present at Duquesne University, as well as other universities, are listed below. The example set serving as Director of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program for Educational Leaders (IDPEL) from 1993 through 1999 and from 2004 on, and from 1995 through 2003 as Dean of the School of Education, is of potentially even greater importance in preparing educational leaders. Duquesne University's Teacher Effectiveness Questionnaires (TEQ) are administered to students and scores range from a low of 1.00, to a high of 6.00 (prior to 2007-08, scores ranged from a low of 1.00, to a high of 5.00).

  • serving as chair of the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committees of Chris Baldrige, Donna Burns, Amanda Ford, Kim Grove, Kim Hoeritz, John Mayberry, Jan Quailey, Kathy Sites, Renee Taladay, and Sean Taladay; as chair of the ILEAD doctoral dissertation committee of Eric Swift; as a member of the ExCES dissertation committee of Gemma Barriteau; as chair of the Union Institute & University dissertation committees of James Brockman, Marie Fevrier, Katrina Hicks, and Susan Maxam; as a member of the Union Institute & University dissertation committees of Suzanne Epstein, Andrea Fuller, Kim Harris, Jack Henderson, Linda Hon, Dia Mari-Jata, Lisa McGill, Anthony Sellers, Debra White; and as a member of the University of Texas at San Antonio dissertation committee of Ashley Hall Oleszewski.
  • served as Lead Instructor of the Summer, 2012, Leadership Design and Practice course (PDEL 721) in the Professional Doctorate in Educational Leadership program.
  • served as Lead Instructor of the Spring, 2012, Secondary School Administration and Management course (GADS 675) in the Principal's Network.
  • served as Lead Instructor of the Spring, 2012, School Finance course (GFDE 682) in the Principal's Network.
  • served as chair of the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committee of Robert Crider. Dr. Crider successfully defended on March 9, 2012.
  • served as chair of the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committee of Kathy Luft. Dr. Luft successfully defended on March 9, 2012.
  • served as a member of the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committee of Beth Glew. Dr. Glew successfully defended on 9 January 2012.
  • served as chair of the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committee of Sharon Perry. Dr. Perry successfully defended on 21 December 2011.
  • served as chair of the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committee of John Connelly. Dr. Connelly successfully defended on 12 August 2011.
  • served as Lead Instructor of the Summer, 2011, IDPEL Program Synthesis and Comprehensives (GFDE 718) course.
  • served as member of the Union Institute & University dissertation committee of Jan Tyler. Dr. Tyler successfully defended on 1 June 2011.
  • served as member of the Union Institute & University dissertation committee of Love Mills-Byrd. Dr. Mills-Byrd successfully defended on 25 May 2011.
  • served as member of the Union Institute & University dissertation committee of Cristy Sugarman. Dr. Sugarman successfully defended on 17 May 2011.
  • served as member of the Union Institute & University dissertation committee of Susan Fernandez. Dr. Fernandez successfully defended on 27 April 2011.
  • served as chair of the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committee of Will Davies. Dr. Davies successfully defended on 12 April 2011.
  • served as a member of the ExCES dissertation committee of Adam Purcell. Dr. Purcell successfully defended on 11 April 2011.
  • served as chair of the Union Institute & University dissertation committee of Robert Cooper. Dr. Cooper successfully defended on 19 February 2011.
  • served as Lead Instructor of the Spring, 2011, IDPEL Leading the Dynamic Organization (GFDE 707) course. TEQ domain scores ranged from 5.98 to 6.00.
  • served as Lead Instructor of the Spring, 2011, School Finance course (GFDE 682) in the Principal's Network. TEQ domain scores ranged from 5.17 to 5.32.
  • served as member of the Union Institute & University dissertation committee of Viola Johnson. Dr. Johnson successfully defended on 28 December 2010.
  • served as chair of the Union Institute & University dissertation committee of Marie Pashi. Dr. Pashi successfully defended on 25 October 2010.
  • served as Lead Instructor of the Fall, 2010, IDPEL Dissertation Seminar (GREV 750) course. TEQ domain scores ranged from 5.87 to 5.90.
  • served as Lead Instructor of the Fall, 2010, Secondary School Administration and Management course (GADS 675) in the Principal's Network. TEQ domain scores ranged from 5.59 to 5.93.
  • served as member of the Union Institute & University dissertation committee of Dennis Tartakow. Dr. Tartakow successfully defended on 9 July 2010.
  • served as chair of the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committee of Anne Marie Hansen. Dr. Hansen successfully defended on 11 May 2010.
  • served as a member of the ExCES doctoral dissertation committee of Richard Kovalseky. Dr. Kovalseky successfully defended on 22 April 2010.
  • served as Lead Instructor of the Spring, 2010, IDPEL Creating an Environment for a Dynamic Institution (GFDE 705) course. TEQ domain scores ranged from 5.71 to 5.85.
  • served as Lead Instructor of the Spring, 2010, School Finance course (GFDE 682) in the Principal's Network.
  • served as Lead Instructor of the Fall, 2009, IDPEL Planning, Quality and Finance course. TEQ domain scores ranged from 5.71 to 5.85.
  • served as chair of the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committee of Franny Jo Serenka. Dr. Serenka successfully defended on 21 August 2009.
  • served as a member of the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committee of John Giancola. Dr. Giancola successfully defended on 31 July 2009.
  • served as a member of the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committee of Mark Schur. Dr. Schur successfully defended on 23 July 2009.
  • served as Lead Instructor of the Summer, 2009, IDPEL Human Resource Leadership course. TEQ domain scores ranged from 5.79 to 5.83.
  • served as chair of the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committee of Michael Latusek. Dr. Latusek successfully defended on 29 June 2009.
  • served as Lead Instructor of the Spring, 2009, School Finance course (GFDE 682) in the Principal's Network.
  • served as chair of the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committee of Nadine Sanders. Dr. Sanders successfully defended on 27 April 2009.
  • served as chair of the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committee of Allen Sell. Dr. Sell successfully defended on 24 April 2009.
  • served as chair of the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committee of Chad Diloia. Dr. DiLoia successfully defended on 11 March 2009.
  • served as chair of the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committee of David Parker. Dr. Parker successfully defended on 10 March 2009.
  • served as a member of the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committee of Wes Shipley. Dr. Shipley successfully defended on 9 March 2009.
  • served as a member of the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committee of Wendy Royer. Dr. Royer successfully defended on 15 January 2009.
  • served as Lead Instructor of the Fall, 2008, Leadership and Ethics strand of IDPEL.
  • served as a member of the ExCES doctoral dissertation committee of Jill Irvine Maloney. Dr. Maloney successfully defended on 17 November 2008.
  • served as Lead Instructor of the Summer, 2008, IDPEL Professional Seminar.
  • served as a member of the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committee of Jane Coughenour. Dr. Coughenour successfully defended on 30 June 2008.
  • served as chair of the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committee of Patrick Byrne. Dr. Byrne successfully defended on 17 June 2008.
  • served as chair of the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committee of Gregory Ochoa. Dr. Ochoa successfully defended on 12 June 2008.
  • served as chair of the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committee of Brian Miller. Dr. Miller successfully defended on 29 May 2008.
  • served as Co-Lead Instructor of the Summer, 2008, Program Synthesis and Comprehensive Assessments of IDPEL.
  • served as Co-Lead Instructor of the Spring, 2008, Leading the Dynamic Organization of IDPEL. TEQ domain scores ranged from 5.36 to 5.57.
  • served as a member of the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committee of Eric Eshbach. Dr. Eshbach successfully defended on 22 February 2008.
  • served as chair of the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committee of Conrad Swartzentruber. Dr. Swartzentruber successfully defended on 24 January 2008.
  • served as chair of the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committee of Danny Webb. Dr. Webb successfully defended on 17 January 2008.
  • served as Co-Lead Instructor of the Fall, 2007, Dissertation Seminar of IDPEL.
  • served as chair of the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committee of Leslie Folmer Clinton. Dr. Folmer Clinton successfully defended on 18 December 2007.
  • served as chair of the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committee of Dennis Mathes. Dr. Mathes successfully defended on 14 December 2007.
  • served as a member of the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committee of Sherri Smith. Dr. Smith successfully defended on 17 October 2007.
  • served as Lead Instructor of the Summer, 2007, Program Synthesis and Comprehensive Assessments of IDPEL.
  • served as Lead Instructor of the Spring, 2007, Leading the Dynamic Institution course of IDPEL (Shippensburg). TEQ item scores ranged from 4.75 to 5.00 with the overall score being 4.79
  • served as the chair of the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committee of Elizabeth McMahon. Dr. McMahon successfully defended on 23 October 2006.
  • served as Lead Instructor of the Fall, 2006, Dissertation Seminar of IDPEL (Shippensburg). TEQ item scores ranged from 4.71 to 4.84 with the overall score being 4.81
  • served as Lead Instructor of the Summer, 2006, Research Question Seminar II of IDPEL (Shippensburg). TEQ item scores ranged from 4.65 to 4.90 with the overall score being 4.84
  • served as the Instructor of the Summer, 2006, Professional Seminar course for the new doctoral students in the School of Education's ILEAD Program. TEQ item scores ranged from 4.89 to 5.00 with the overall score being 5.00
  • served as Co-Lead Instructor of the Summer, 2006, Human Resource Leadership strand of IDPEL. TEQ item scores ranged from 3.71 to 4.47 with the overall score being 3.89
  • served on the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committee of Edward Maritz. Dr. Maritz successfully defended on 23 June 2006.
  • served on the ExCES doctoral dissertation committee of Richard Hoffman. Dr. Hoffman successfully defended on 5 June 2006.
  • served on the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committee of Maurice Flurie. Dr. Flurie successfully defended on 6 March 2006.
  • served as Co-Lead Instructor of the Fall, 2005, Leadership and Ethics strand of IDPEL. TEQ item scores ranged from 4.47 to 4.79 with the overall score being 4.58.
  • served as Co-Lead Instructor of the Summer, 2005, IDPEL Professional Seminar. TEQ item scores ranged from 4.27 to 4.62 with the overall score being 4.61.
  • served as the chair of the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committee of Shellie Jacobs. Dr. Jacobs successfully defended on 22 February 2005.
  • served as Lead Instructor of the Fall, 2004, Leadership and Ethics strand of IDPEL at Shippensburg. TEQ item scores ranged from 3.31 to 4.33 with the overall score being 3.78.
  • served as the chair of the ILEAD doctoral dissertation committee of Kim Rhule. Dr. Rhule successfully defended on 15 October 2004.
  • served on the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committee of Phillip Diller. Dr. Diller successfully defended on 31 August 2004.
  • served on the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committee of Susie McLaughlin. Dr. McLaughlin successfully defended on 25 June 2004.
  • served as the Instructor of the Summer, 2004, Professional Seminar course for the new doctoral students in the School of Education's ILEAD Program. TEQ item scores ranged from 4.73 to 5.00 with the overall score being 4.91.
  • served as an Instructor in the Leading Teacher Program of the Fall, 2003, and Spring, 2004, Introduction to Education courses for first-year students in the School of Education. Fall -03 TEQ item scores ranged from 4.60 to 4.76 with the overall score being 4.80. Spring -04 TEQ item scores ranged from 4.63 to 4.88 with the overall score being 4.88.
  • served on the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committee of Ingrid Provident. Dr. Provident successfully defended on 27 January 2004.
  • served as the Instructor of the Summer, 2003, Professional Seminar course for the new doctoral students in the School of Education's ILEAD Program. TEQ item scores ranged from 4.21 to 4.64 with the overall score being 4.64.
  • served as an Instructor in the Leading Teacher Program of the Fall, 2002, and Spring, 2003, Introduction to Education courses for first-year students in the School of Education. Fall -02 TEQ item scores ranged from 4.33 to 4.82 with the overall score being 4.67. Spring -03 TEQ item scores ranged from 4.50 to 4.82 with the overall score being 4.76.
  • served as the Instructor of the Summer, 2002, Leadership and Liberal Studies Colloquium course out of the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement's Organizational Leadership Masters Program. TEQ item scores ranged from 4.53 to 4.67 with the overall score being 4.67.
  • served as dissertation committee chair on the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committees of Carolyn Cornish and Rosemarie Tipton. Drs. Cornish and Tipton successfully defended on 11 December 2002.
  • served as an Instructor in the new Leading Teacher Program of the Fall, 2001, and Spring, 2002, Introduction to Education courses for first-year students in the School of Education. Fall -01 TEQ item scores ranged from 4.81 to 4.95 with the overall score being 4.95. Spring -02 TEQ item scores ranged from 4.94 to 5.00 with the overall score being 5.00.
  • served as the Instructor of the Spring, 2002, Decision Making and Problem Solving for Leaders course out of the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement's Organizational Leadership Masters Program. TEQ item scores ranged from 4.86 to 5.00 with the overall score being 5.00.
  • served as the Instructor of the Summer, 2001, Leadership and Liberal Studies Colloquium course out of the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement's Organizational Leadership Masters Program. TEQ item scores ranged from 4.45 to 4.58 with the overall score being 4.67.
  • served as the Instructor of the Spring, 2001, Decision Making and Problem Solving for Leaders course out of the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement's (formerly Division of Continuing Education) Organizational Leadership Masters Program. TEQ item scores ranged from 4.64 to 4.82 with the overall score being 4.64.
  • served as an Instructor of the Fall, 2000, and Spring, 2001, Introduction to Education courses for first-year students in the School of Education. Fall -01 TEQ item scores ranged from 4.76 to 4.90 with the overall score being 4.90. Spring -02 TEQ item scores ranged from 4.71 to 5.00 with the overall score being 5.00.
  • served as Co-Lead Instructor of the Fall, 2000, Fiscal Resources, Planning and Quality Strand of IDPEL. TEQ item scores ranged from 4.39 to 4.67 with the overall score being 4.65.
  • served as chair of the IDPEL doctoral committee of Pamela Reynolds. Dr. Reynolds successfully defended on 22 November 2000.
  • served as a member of the IDPEL doctoral committee of Linda Platt. Dr. Platt successfully defended on 23 August 2000.
  • served as a member of the IDPEL doctoral committee of Phyllis Genareo. Dr. Genareo successfully defended on 19 April 2000.
  • served as a member of the IDPEL doctoral committee of Charles Oleson. Dr. Oleson successfully defended on 27 March 2000.
  • served as the Instructor of the Summer, 2000, Professional Seminar course for the new doctoral students in the School of Education's ILEAD Program.
  • served as an Instructor of the Fall, 1999, and Spring, 2000, Introduction to Education courses for first-year students in the School of Education.
  • served as the Instructor of the Fall, 1999, Introduction to the Graduate Study of Leadership course out of the Division of Continuing Education's Organizational Leadership Masters Program. TEQ item scores ranged from 4.58 to 4.80 with the overall score being 4.80.
  • served as the Instructor of the Spring, 1999, Decision Making and Problem Solving for Leaders course out of the Division of Continuing Education's Organizational Leadership Masters Program. TEQ item scores ranged from 4.73 to 4.92 with the overall score being 4.92.
  • served as an Instructor of the Fall, 1998, and Spring, 1999, Introduction to Education courses for first-year students in the School of Education.
  • served as Lead Instructor of the Spring, 1999, Administering the Dynamic Institution strand in the IDPEL program.
  • served as the Instructor of the Fall, 1998, Introduction to the Graduate Study of Leadership course out of the Division of Continuing Education's Organizational Leadership Masters Program. TEQ item scores ranged from 4.71 to 5.00 with the overall score being 5.00.
  • served as the Instructor of the Summer, 1998, Leadership and Liberal Studies Colloquium course out of the Division of Continuing Education's Organizational Leadership Masters Program. TEQ item scores ranged from 4.75 to 5.00 with the overall score being 5.00.
  • served as an Instructor of the Fall, 1997, and Spring, 1998, Introduction to Education courses for first-year students in the School of Education.
  • served as the Instructor of the Spring, 1998, Decision Making and Problem Solving for Leaders course out of the Division of Continuing Education's Organizational Leadership Masters Program. TEQ item scores ranged from 4.60 to 4.76 with the overall score being 4.76.
  • served as the Instructor of the Summer, 1997, Leadership and Liberal Studies Colloquium course out of the Division of Continuing Education's Organizational Leadership Masters Program.
  • served as the Instructor of the Spring, 1997, Decision Making and Problem Solving for Leaders course out of the Division of Continuing Education's Organizational Leadership Masters Program. Also developed the new course syllabus and the instructional activities. TEQ item scores ranged from 4.67 to 5.00 with the overall score being 4.83.
  • served as Co-Lead Instructor of the Fall, 1996, Leadership Strand of IDPEL. Also developed the revised course syllabus and the instructional activities. TEQ item scores ranged from 4.55 to 4.97 with the overall score being 4.97.
  • served as Lead Instructor of the Summer, 1996, Professional Seminar of IDPEL. Also developed the revised course syllabus and the instructional activities. TEQ item scores ranged from 4.41 to 4.72 with the overall score being 4.59.
  • served as a member of the IDPEL doctoral committee of Roberta DiLorenzo. Dr. DiLorenzo successfully defended on 22 April 1997.
  • served as a member of the IDPEL doctoral committee of Roseann Nyiri. Dr. Nyiri successfully defended on 9 April 1997.
  • served as dissertation committee chair on the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committee of Stephen Tomaino. Dr. Tomaino successfully defended on 14 April 1997
  • served as dissertation committee chair on the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committee of Maryann Kinsey and Patricia Sheahan. Drs. Sheahan and Kinsey successfully defended their dissertation on 16 July 1996.
  • served as dissertation committee chair on the IDPEL doctoral dissertation committees of Linda Hippert. Dr. Hippert successfully defended on 19 December 1996.
  • served as a member of the doctoral committee of Harry Lenderman of Wilmington (DE) College's Doctor of Educational Innovation and Leadership Program; Dr. Lenderman successfully defended his dissertation on 8 January 1997.
  • served as a presenter on leader authenticity in the Summer, 1996, Human Relations Effectiveness Training Workshop sponsored by the Department of Counseling, Psychology and Special Education.
  • served as Lead Instructor of the Spring, 1996, Administering the Dynamic Institution strand in the IDPEL program. TEQ item scores ranged from 4.39 to 4.73 with the overall score being 4.55. Also developed the new course syllabus and the instructional activities.
  • developed the new course syllabus and instructional materials for the Spring, 1996, Administering the Dynamic Institution strand in IDPEL.
  • served as Co-Lead Instructor of the Fall, 1995, Program Design strand in the IDPEL program. TEQ item scores ranged from 4.65 to 4.88 with the overall score being 4.81. Also co-developed the new course syllabus and the instructional activities.
  • developed the new course syllabus and instructional materials for the Fall, 1995, Program Design strand in IDPEL.
  • served as the Instructor of the Fall, 1995, Principles of Organizational Leadership course out of the Division of Continuing Education's Organizational Leadership Masters Program. TEQ item scores ranged from 4.15 to 4.46 with the overall score being 4.54.
  • served as Co-Lead Instructor of the Summer, 1995, Managing Environments strand in the IDPEL program. TEQ item scores ranged from 4.53 to 5.00 with the overall score being 4.65. Also co-developed the new course syllabus and the instructional activities.
  • developed the new course syllabus and instructional materials for the Summer, 1995, Managing Environments strand in IDPEL.
  • developed and led the Summer, 1995, Service Learning for School Leaders Program for the IDPEL Cohort, Mentors, and Advisors.
  • served as a presenter on goal setting and strategic planning in the Summer, 1995, Human Relations Effectiveness Training Workshop sponsored by the Department of Counseling, Psychology and Special Education.
  • served as the Instructor of the Summer, 1995, Principles of Organizational Leadership course out of the Division of Continuing Education's Organizational Leadership Baccalaureate Program. TEQ item scores ranged from 4.21 to 4.65 with the overall score being 4.60.
  • served as Instructor of the Spring, 1995, Secondary School Administration and Supervision course. TEQ item scores ranged from 4.83 to 5.00 with the overall score being 5.00.
  • served as one of the program designers in 1995 of the Division of Continuing Education's Organizational Leadership Masters Program, and as the co-author of the introductory Principles of Organizational Leadership course syllabus.
  • implemented the shared governance structure in IDPEL as a hands-on, leadership learning experience by way of participant representation of the program's Quality Circles (Program, Academic Standing, Admissions, and Communications & Publication), as well as the representation of IDPEL participants on the Program's policy-making body, the Quality Council.
  • served as an Instructor of the Fall, 1994, Principles of Organizational Leadership course of the Division of Continuing Education's Organizational Leadership Baccalaureate Program. TEQ item scores ranged from 3.94 to 4.62 with the overall score being 4.48.
  • served on the Organizational Leadership Curriculum Development Committee of the Division of Continuing Education and was one of the program designers of the Division of Continuing Education's Organizational Leadership Baccalaureate Program, and author of the Principles of Organizational Leadership course syllabus and instructional activities.
  • assisted Dr. Rick McCown in the Summer, 1994, IDPEL First Annual Conference for the Prevention of ABDs (All-But-Dissertation completion in doctoral studies).
  • led the Summer, 1994, Community-Building, Mentoring, and Leadership Development Programs for the IDPEL Cohort, Mentors, and Advisors.
  • awarded a 1994 Duquesne University Hunkele Creative Teaching Award for the establishment of collaborative learning in the Outdoor Adventure experience of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program for Educational Leaders.
  • served as Instructor of the Summer, 1994, Classroom Management and Student Discipline course. TEQ item scores ranged from 4.71 to 4.91 with the overall score being 4.94.
  • served as the moderator of a panel presentation and discussion of Duquesne University's Women's Network Spring, 1994, Symposium, Focus on Female Senior Administrators.
  • served as one of the featured presenters at the Duquesne University Symposium on Cooperative Learning with a presentation, Interpersonal and Intragroup Relations in Cooperative Learning, January, 1994.
  • served as Co-Lead Instructor of the Fall, 1993, Leadership and Ethics Strand of IDPEL. TEQ item scores ranged from 4.71 to 4.94 with the overall score being 4.94.
  • developed the new course syllabus and instructional materials for the Fall, 1993, Leadership and Ethics Strand of IDPEL.
  • developed the Professional Strands Practicum Checklist to guide the IDPEL cohort members' three-year practicum learning and mentoring experiences.
  • served as Lead Instructor of the Summer, 1993, Professional Seminar of IDPEL. TEQ item scores ranged from 4.79 to 4.97. Also developed the new course syllabus and the instructional activities.
  • developed the new course syllabus and instructional materials for the Summer, 1993, Professional Seminar Strand of IDPEL
  • supervised the Fall, 1992 and Spring, 1993 practica experiences of masters-level administration and supervision students.
  • organized and served as a presenter in the Duquesne University Symposium, What Do Emerging Ethical Leaders Need to Know and Learn, November, 1992.

Honors/Awards

DISTINCTIONS & AWARDS

Named in 2009 as the Founding Director of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice. UCEAs members include sixty-one international higher education institutions committed to advancing the preparation and practice of educational leaders for the benefit of schools and children. The UCEA Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice joined just seven other UCEA Centers.

Named Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Union Institute & University in Cincinnati in 2007 and is assisting Union in their development of an on-line hybrid Ed.D. program.

Awarded the 2005 Rutgers University Distinguished Service Award by the Graduate School of Education's Alumni Association. This award is presented annually to an alumnus of the Rutgers University Graduate School of Education who has made an outstanding career contribution to the field of education, generally, and to the Graduate School of Education, in particular.

Invited by PA Secretary of Education Francis Barnes to serve on the Pennsylvania Department of Education's Working Group on School leadership, Fall 2004.

2003 inductee into the Elizabeth Forward (PA) High School Alumni Hall of Fame for professional accomplishments and distinctions.

Selected by the Sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority to receive the Order of Omega -Apple Polishing Award- at Duquesne University, April 2002.

Elected to membership by the student members of the Duquesne University Chapter of the Golden Key National Honor Society in 2001.

Selected as the Honorary Inductee of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society of Duquesne University by the student members in 2001.

Chosen for membership in the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society of Duquesne University in 2001.

Received the 1998 and 1999 Junior Achievement's Chairman's Award, and the 1999 Junior Achievement Leadership Circle Award for providing volunteers and programmatic support for Junior Achievement excellence in economic education programs.

Received the 1998 Paul L. Varnum Award from the Three Rivers - University of Pittsburgh Chapter XIV of Phi Delta Kappa to recognize a chapter member who is judged to have made an outstanding contribution to public education and who exemplifies in his professional life all four of Phi Delta Kappa's ideals - leadership, research, service, and scholarship.

Received the 1998 Junior Achievement of Southwest Pennsylvania's Educator of the Year Award.

Received the Duquesne University School of Education 1996 Faculty Excellence Award in Scholarship.

Selected to serve as a Facilitator/Developer in the Superintendent Leadership Development Program conducted by the Pennsylvania Leadership Development Center, March 1995; initiated Duquesne University's being selected to serve as one of the sponsoring organizations of the Pennsylvania Leadership Development Center (along with the University of Pittsburgh's Tri-State Study Council, the Pennsylvania State University's Study Council, and the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators); and was appointed one of the Board Members of the Pennsylvania Leadership Development Center, September 1996.

Awarded a 1994 Duquesne University Hunkele Creative Teaching Award for the establishment of collaborative learning in the Outdoor Adventure experience of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program for Educational Leaders.

Received the 1993 Outstanding Research and Publications Award from the Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Selected as a Group 10 Fellow of the Kellogg National Fellowship Program of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation for 1989-92.

Received the Award of Excellence in the 1992 New Jersey School Boards Association's School Communications Competition for the Montgomery School Monitor.

Led the successful Win/Win bargaining between the Montgomery Township Board of Education and Education Association in the winter of 1992, which was the first such negotiations in New Jersey.

Named as a member of the Executive Educator 100 for 1990 by the National School Boards Association.

Selected to, and participated in, the Harvard University Summer Superintendents' Seminar in 1987, '88, '89, '91, and '92.

Chosen as 1990 Superintendent of the Year by the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association.

Awarded the 1989 Leadership Award by the Berks County (PA) American Heart Association.

Named 1988 Pennsylvania Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Pennsylvania Jaycees.

Received the 1989 Pennsylvania Friend of Home Economics Award from the Pennsylvania Home Economics Association, Inc.

Nominated by Governor Casey and appointed by the Pennsylvania Senate to serve as a member of the Council of Trustees of Kutztown University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania System of Higher Education, 1989-90.


Expertise

PROFESSIONAL CONSULTING

Cost-effective and client-centered consulting services are provided in the areas of:

  • selection and development of leaders;
  • collaborative bargaining and conflict resolution;
  • shared decision-making;
  • team building; and
  • organizational planning and assessment.

Dr. Henderson's recent clients include over forty universities, school districts, non-profit organizations, businesses, and law firms (see below). Dr. Henderson also has been engaged as a Senior Associate in Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, Ltd., one of the premier educational consulting firms in the United States, providing executive search, board governance, training, and professional development services.

Client List:

Action Math Group, Ltd. ' new program development and dissemination for Fantasy Baseball ·An Integrated Math Program-.

Allegheny County (PA) Housing Authority - leadership development.

Andrews University (MI) - new doctoral program development.

Bedford Area School District (PA) - win/win collective bargaining facilitation in 1999-2000 and in 2005-2006

Bethel Park School District (PA) - planning for high school facility transition and preparation of position descriptions.

Butler Area School District (PA) - identifying organizational priorities.

Canon-McMillan School District (PA) - strategic planning.

Carlynton School District (PA) - board development.

Corry Area School District (PA) - educational planning and facilities development.

Crawford Central School District (PA) - strategic planning.

Duquesne University Rangos School of Health Sciences - new graduate program planning.

Diocese of Pittsburgh, Department of Education - strategic planning (pro bono).

Edison Schools Inc.'co-managed vice president for educational services searches, regional controller searches, regional vice president for business development searches, math national curriculum coordinator search.

Flemington-Raritan (NJ) School District - collaborative (-win-win-) bargaining.

Franklin Regional (PA) School District - program, services, and personnel consultation for the district's high school.

Grogan, Graffam, McGinley & Lucchino, P.C. (PA) - expert legal testimony provided in Althaus v. Zappa, March 1996; and in Delancey v. Gateway School Board, June 2000.

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield - strategic exploration of claims processing issue.

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - visioning and identifying organizational priorities.

Industrial Scientific Corporation - new product line planning.

Intermediate Unit #1 (PA) - superintendents' renewal and educational planning.

Intermediate Unit #12 (PA) - superintendents' renewal and educational planning.

Klett Rooney Lieber & Schorling, P.C. (PA) - expert legal testimony provided in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Motion for a Declaration of Unitary Status for the Woodland Hills School District, April, 2000. Also assisted the Commonwealth as an expert witness in the Unitary Status proceedings in 2002-03.

School District of Lancaster (PA)-co-managed superintendent search.

Loyalsock (PA) School District-co-managed superintendent search.

Marywood College (PA) - new doctoral program development.

Mercyhurst College (PA) - undergraduate education program development.

Midwestern Intermediate Unit #4 (PA) - strategic planning.

Monmouth University (NJ) - College of Education needs identification and conflict resolution.

Mt. Lebanon School District (PA) - strategic planning (pro bono) and leadership selection and development.

Ohio University (OH) - doctoral program enhancement.

Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers' Society - strategic planning.

Pennsylvania School Boards Association - educational programs presenter.

Pennsylvania State Education Association - conflict resolution & problem solving.

Philadelphia Schools'co-managed high school principals searches and the deputy chief academic officer search.

Pittsburgh Public Schools - administrative staff development.

Pittsburgh Technical Institute, Inc. ' personnel interview protocol design.

Roth Marz Partnership - educational facilities development planning.

Saint Joseph's University (PA) - new doctoral program development.

St. Stephen's Lutheran Academy (PA) - administrative staff development.

Slippery Rock University (PA) - strategic planning.

South Fayette School District (PA) - board and administrative goal setting.

South Hills Area School Districts' Association (PA) - superintendents' renewal.

South Park (PA) School District-co-managed superintendent search.

Spring-Ford (PA) School District-co-managed superintendent search.

Steel Valley School District (PA) - leader selection and development, and team building.

Steptoe & Johnson, Attorneys At Law (WV) - expert legal report provided in Visyak v. Hancock County Board of Education; August 1998.

Tennessee Higher Education Commission - external consultant to review the University of Tennessee - Chattanooga's proposal to establish an Ed.D. program in Learning and Leadership.

Union Institute & University (OH) - new doctoral program development.

United States Army Corps of Engineers / Pittsburgh (PA) District - leadership development.

University of Hartford (CT) - new doctoral program development.

University of Scranton (PA) - new doctoral program development.

Upper Perkiomen School District (PA) - strategic planning.

West Allegheny School District (PA) - administrative team building.

West Chester (PA) School District-managed assistant superintendent search.

Wilkes College (PA) - new masters program development.

Woodland Hills School District (PA) - strategic planning and leadership development.

Xaverian High School (Brooklyn)-co-managed provost and chief academic officer search.