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Stephen Henderson, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Education

Dr. Stephen Henderson joined the William Penn University faculty in 2014. He specializes in Social Studies Education, American History, and Educational Leadership. His research interests include games and simulations and how these pedagogies can be incorporated into college classes.

Dr. Henderson is always trying new and exciting teaching methods in his courses. For example, he once experimented with reading historical fiction, instead of a history textbook, so that his students could grasp the accuracy of the character’s experiences while reading an exciting story. Dr. Henderson also loves teaching history through the use of simulations. Simulations allow students to experience history by immersing them in lifelike problem-solving experiences through role-playing, rather than merely reading about history in a textbook.

Aside from teaching, Dr. Henderson enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, hunting, running, and reading.

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  • B.A., History, Trinity Christian College
  • M.A., History with a concentration in American History, American Public University
  • ASC, Educational Leadership and Administration, Principalship program, University of Northern Iowa
  • Ed.D., Educational Leadership, University of Northern Iowa
  • American Historical Association, Member
  • Organization of American Historians, Member
  • Conference on Faith and History
  • National Council for the Social Studies, Member
  • Iowa Council for the Social Studies, Member
  • American Educational Research Association, Member
  • Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society, Member
  • Delta Epsilon Tau Honor Society, Member
  • President’s Honor List
  • Elementary and Secondary Social Studies Methods Courses
  • Intro to Education
  • History Survey Courses
  • Media Methods
  • Elementary Language Arts Methods
  • Elementary Social Studies Content
  • Perspectives in World History
  • American History 1945 to the Present
  • Western Civilization: Beginning to 1648
  • Western Civilization: 1648 to Present
  • American History Since 1900
  • Western Civilization: To 1648
  • Western Civilization: 1648 to the Present
  • Ancient History
  • World War Two
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