Patricia Henry, PhD

Dean, The Graduate School

Areas of Interest

  • Higher education curriculum, instruction, and assessment
  • Accreditation and quality management
  • Program management
  • Higher education online learning, teacher leadership, retention, societal and systems research
  • Secondary mathematics, science, at-risk students, ELL, exceptional education, and response to intervention


  • B.A., Wayne State University
  • M.A., University of Central Florida
  • Ph.D., Walden University

Dissertation Title

Overage students in the classroom: Teacher self-efficacy

Selected Publications/Presentations

  • Walters, K., Henry, P., Reed, F. (2014). Impact of the Writing Readiness Initiative on Retention, Persistence, and Academic Success.  Walden University, Research Symposium, Baltimore, MD
  • Walters, K., Henry, P., Vinella, M., Wells, S., Shaw, M., & Miller, J. (2014, waiting for publication date). The Genre of Instructor Feedback in Doctoral Programs: a Corpus Linguistic Analysis. International Journal on e-Learning.
  • Henry, P. (2013). Overage students in the classroom: Teachers lived experiences. The Journal of Elementary and Secondary Education, 4(11), 1-14.

Selected Professional Experience

Dr. Patricia Henry has worked in K-12 and higher education as an instructor, administrator, assessment coordinator, and currently serves as Director of Assessment for the School of Education at Northcentral University. Her K-12 instructional, administrative, and research experiences have focused on mathematics, science, at-risk and exceptional students as well as teacher effectiveness, student success and leadership, and school-wide assessment and accreditation.  Her higher education experiences range from social change to curriculum, instruction, assessment, data management, retention, and accreditation. She has been globally recognized for implementing an online training program for project teams and educational and business leaders focused on project delivery, assessment, risk management, and cultural awareness in standardizing program management processes and systems.