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John Henning

Associate Dean for Academic Engagement and Outreach
Dean's Office
Lindley Hall 061C

Dr. John Henning currently serves as the Associate Dean for Academic Engagement and Outreach in The Patton College.  His responsibilities include promoting undergraduate education, clinical experiences, community outreach, and international opportunities.  Previously, he served as the Chair of the Teacher Education Department.   Dr. Henning has over 50 publications; including three books, over thirty refereed journal articles, and seven book chapters.  His primary research interests include practice-based teacher education, teacher development, instructional decision-making, and classroom discourse.  These interests developed from over twenty years of experience as a high school teacher.  He received a B.S. in Agriculture from Pennsylvania State University, an M.Ed. in Vocational Education from Kent State University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Kent State University.


Most Recent Publications:

Moore, C. C., & Henning, J.E. (2014).  Making the transition to collegiate dance study.  Journal of Dance Education 14 (2) 71-75. doi:10.1080/15290824.2014.849348

Hendrickson, K., Henning, J.E., & Spinell, A. (2013).  Co-teaching with professional interns: A collaborative approach to improving student learning.  Education in a  Democracy: A Journal of the NNER, (5), 126-140.

Howley, M.D., Howley, A., Henning, J.E., Gillam, M.B. & Weade, G.  (2013). Intersecting domains for assessment knowledge: School typologies based on interviews with teachers.  Journal of Educational Assessment, 18 (1), 26-48.

Henning, J.E., McKeny, T., Foley, G.D., & Balong, M. (2012). Mathematics discussions by design: Creating opportunities for purposeful participation.Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education15(6), 453-479. doi: 0.1007/s10857-012-9224-1

Henning, J.E., Dani, D.E., & Weade, G. (2012). The discourse and reflections of teacher candidates during an early field experience. The New Educator, 8, 283-307. doi: 10.1080/1547688X.2012.726586

Henning, J.E., & Kohler, F.W. (2011). Using teacher work sample data for program improvement. In Hilda Roselli, Mark Girod, & Meredith Brodsky (Eds.), Connecting teaching and learning: History, evolution and case studies of teacher work sample methodology (pp. 149-160). Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

Henning, J.E., Hawbaker, B.W. Lee, D.S., & McDonald, C.F. (2010). Growing a multi-site professional development school in Ravid, R. & Slater, J. (Eds.),Collaboration in education (pp. 26-34). New York: Routledge.

Henning, J.E., Kohler, F.W., Robinson, V., & Wilson, B. (2009). Improving teacher quality: Using the teacher work sample to make evidence-based decisions. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

Henning, J.E., & Steggall, M. (2009). The role of abduction in teacher inquiry: The collaborative creation of new teaching strategies. International Applied Semiotics Journal, Special Edition, 17-41.

Fortsch, P., Henning, J.E., & Nielsen, L. E. (2009). Connecting classroom to clinical practice: A comparison of programs. Radiographic Technology81(2), 112-121.

Henning, J.E., Stone, J., & Kelly, J. (2009). Using action research to improve instruction: An interactive guide for teachers. New York: Routledge.

Henning, J.E. (2008). The art of discussion-based teaching: Opening up conversation in the classroom. New York: Routledge.

Kohler, F.W., Henning, J.E., & Usma Wilches, J. (2008). Preparing preservice teachers to make instructional decisions: An examination of teacher work samples. Teaching and Teacher Education24(8), 2108-2117.

Henning, J.E., Nielsen, L.E., Henning, M.C., & Schultz, E.U. (2008) Designing discussions: Four ways to open up a dialogue. The Social Studies99(3), 322-326.

Henning, J.E., Robinson, V., Herring, M., & McDonald, T. (2006). Integrating technology during student teaching: An examination of teacher work samples (TWS). Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, 23 (2), 71-76.