In 2007 Dr. James E. Henderson was appointed as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Union Institute & University. In addition, Jim is Professor of Educational Leadership and Director of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program for Educational Leaders in the Duquesne University School of Education. Jim served as Dean of Duquesne's School of Education from 1995 until 2003. In May 2009, Jim was named Founding Director of Duquesne's UCEA Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice. Prior to his most recent posts, Jim served twenty-two years as a schoolteacher and administrator, the last thirteen of which were in the school superintendency.
Jim has authored numerous book chapters and scholarly and professional articles, and most recently 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 United States, providing executive search, board governance, training, and professional development services.
Jim's recognitions include selection as Rutgers University Distinguished Service Award recipient, as a Kellogg National Fellow, as a member of the Executive Educator 100, Outstanding Research and Publications Award from the PA Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, as Superintendent of the Year by the PA Music Educators Association, as PA Jaycees Outstanding Educator of the Year, and as a Pennsylvania Friend of Home Economics Award recipient.
Jim earned his bachelor's degree in Social Psychology from Princeton University, and his master's and doctoral degrees in Educational Administration from Rutgers University.