Jim Henry

Contact:
jmhenry@hawaii.edu

Website:
Jim Henry


Office hours:
Tuesdays, 1:15-2:15, Thursdays, 9:30-10:30, & by appointment


Jim Henry has published widely on writing pedagogy in various contexts, including first-year composition, technical writing, professional writing, and writing across the curriculum. Scholarly publications, syllabi for all courses taught, and other endeavors can be found by consulting his website. He founded the UH Writing Mentors and was Director of the initiative for three years, while also serving as Director of Composition & Rhetoric and First Year Writing in the Department. He also served as the Director of the Mānoa Writing Program. Recent research focused on place-experiential writing across the disciplines and is housed on UHM's Creative Commons server, Scholarspace. In 2016 he retired.

Publications



Areas of Interest


composition studies, workplace writing, life writing, technical/professional communication, service learning, mentoring, writing performance, place-based writing across the curriculum

Awards


  • Board of Regents' Medal for Excellence in Teaching, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (2009)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, George Mason University (2004)
  • 2014 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Award for Best Collection of Essays on Technical and Scientific Communication (chapter contributor)
  • 2007 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Award for Best Collection of Essays on Technical and Scientific Communication (chapter contributor)
  • Distinguished Publication Award, Association for Business Communication, for Writing Workplace Cultures: An Archaeology of Professional Writing (2001)
  • Best Article on Methods of Teaching Technical and Scientific Writing, NCTE Committee on Technical and Scientific Communication (1996)

Education


  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Licence, Université de Genève
  • MA, Webster University in Geneva
  • BA, Princeton University

Courses


Spring Semester 2016
  • ENG-311: Autobiographical Writing
  • ENG-405: Teaching Composition

Fall Semester 2015
  • ENG-308: Technical Writing
  • ENG-605: Theory and Practice of Teaching Composition