We are pleased to announce that Dr. Robert Henson has been appointed incoming Interim Associate Dean of Research for the UNC Greensboro School of Education. He will assume this new role on August 1, 2019. Dr. Henson first joined the UNCG faculty in 2005. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Research Methodology in the School of Education at UNC Greensboro, and has been promoted to Full Professor starting this fall.
Dr. Henson is an internationally recognized scholar in educational measurement and is a leading expert in the field of diagnostic classification models, which are a set of methods used to score exams that provide student profiles describing the skills that they have or have not mastered. Based on these skill mastery profiles, tailored lesson plans can be developed to focus specifically on those skills not mastered for each student. He has co-authored a book titled, “Diagnostic Measurement: Theory, Methods, and Applications”, has contributed numerous publications, book chapters and presentations, and his work has been honored for significant contribution to Educational Measurement and Research Methodology.
Dr. Henson’s work has received federal funding from sources such as the National Science Foundation and the Institute for Education Sciences. In addition, throughout his career, Dr. Henson has established a strong record of interdisciplinary research by publishing in respected journals associated with disciplines such as Counseling, Psychology, Human Development and Family Studies, and Kinesiology. He served as Associate Editor for the Journal of Educational Measurement, and received the Teaching Excellence Award from the School of Education at UNCG Greensboro in 2016.
Dr. Henson received his B.S. in Psychology, M.S. in Statistics, A.M. in Applied Measurement, and Ph.D. in Psychology (Quantitative) all from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Henson in his new role. We are confident that he will be highly effective in collaborating with the School of Education faculty and staff, and his expertise will be a huge asset to the research efforts of the SOE and broader UNC Greensboro community.