Faculty

Jerrod A. Henderson
Dr. Jerrod A. Henderson

Instructional Associate Professor

Office Location: E313B, Engineering Building 2
Email: jahenderson5 [at] uh.edu

Education: 

Ph.D., Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
Graduate Teacher Certificate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
M.S., Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
B.S., Chemical Engineering, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, Greensboro, NC
B.S., Chemistry, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA

BIo: 

Dr. Jerrod A. Henderson (“Dr. J”) is the Director of the Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies and instructional associate professor in the Cullen College of Engineering. As the co-founder or St. Elmo Brady STEM Academy, his work focuses on the development of out-of-school STEM interventions for K-12 students, the implementation of innovative strategies in engineering classrooms, and student engagement. Henderson is PI on two NSF funded projects and Co-PI on another which all focus on the engagement of underrepresented (UR) students in engineering. For his work he has been recognized as an Inspiring Leader in STEM by Insight into Diversity Magazine (2017), a Young Alumni Achievement Award by University of Illinois (2019); and the Science Spectrum Trailblazer Award, at the 34th Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) STEM Conference (2020).

Courses: 

CHEE 2331: Chemical Process Engineering

CHEE 2332: Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I

ENGI 4198: Freshman to Sophomore Year Bridge Course

ENGI 1100: Introduction to Engineering

Research Group: 

Awards & Honors: 

Science Spectrum Trailblazer Award, BEYA STEM Conference, 2020

Young Alumni Achievement Award by University of Illinois, 2019 (full story)

Inspiring Leader in STEM by Insight into Diversity Magazine, 2017 (full story)

Professional Activities: 

American Society for Engineering Education

National Society of Black Engineers

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

University of Houston, Faculty-In-Residence, Cougar Village II

For the full list of Dr. Henderson's publications, please click here.