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.
- Henry, Jim, Scott Ka'alele, Lisa Shea, and Chase Wiggins. "Teaching the Liberal Arts across the Disciplines through Place-based Writing." Currents in Teaching and Learning 8(2), 18-31. September 2016.
- Henry, Jim. “Leveraging Re-accreditation in a Time of Budget Cuts to Institutionalize Writing Mentors.” Reclaiming Accountability: Using the Work of Re/Accreditation to Improve Writing Programs. Eds. Wendy Sharer, William Banks, Tracy Ann Morse, and Michelle F. Eble. Logan, UT: Utah State U P., 2016. 163-186. Print
- Henry, Jim. "Geobiographies." Best Practices in Writing Assignment Design. Eds.Karma Waltonen and Melissa Bender. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press. (Forthcoming Fall 2016). Print.
- Henry, Jim, and Tammy Hailiʻōpua Baker. "Writing to Learn and Learning to Perform: Lessons from a Writing Intensive Course in Experimental Theatre." Across the Disciplines 12(4), 2015. Web.
- Henry, Jim. "How Can Technical Communicators Fit Into Contemporary Organizations?" Solving Problems in Technical Communication. Selber and Johnson-Eilola, eds. University of Chicago P., 2013, 75-97.
- Henry, Jim. "Teaming Students with a Forester to Teach Place-based Business Communication Focused on Sustainability." Proceedings, Annual Convention of the Association for Business Communication, Honolulu, HI, 2012. 1-15.
- Henry, Jim. “Performing Professionally as a Writer: Research Revival Vlogs.” College Composition and Communication Online, 1(1), 2012. Online, n. pag. Web.
- Henry, Jim, Holly Huff Bruland and Jennifer Sano-Franchini. "Course-Embedded Mentoring for First-Year Students: Melding Academic Subject Support with Role Modeling, Psycho-Social Support, and Goal Setting." International Journal of Scholarship on Teaching and Learning, 2011
- Henry, Jim, and with Lehua Ledbetter. "Teaching Intellectual Teamwork in WAC Courses through Peer Review." Currents in Teaching and Learning3:2 (Spring 2011).
- Henry, Jim. "Hybridizing F2F and Virtual Collaboration between a Government Agency and Service-Learning Technical Writing Students." Higher Education, Emerging Technologies, and Community Partnerships: Concepts, Models, and Applications,Bowden & Carpenter, eds. IGI Global Publications, 2011, 58-67.
- Henry, Jim, and Holly Huff Bruland. "Educating Reflexive Practitioners: Casting Graduate Teaching Assistants as Mentors in First-Year Classrooms." International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 22(3): 308-319. 2010.
- Henry, Jim. "Greening the Subject of/through Technical Writing." Academic Exchange Quarterly 13.4 (2010): 139-145.
- Henry, Jim. “(Re)Appraising the Performance of Technical Communicators from a Posthumanist Perspective." Technical Communication Quarterly 19 (2010): 11-30.
- Henry, Jim, Holly Huff Bruland and Ryan Omizo. "Mentoring First-Year Students in Composition: Tapping Role Construction to Teach." Currents in Teaching and Learning 1:1 (Fall 2008). 17-28.
- Henry, Jim. "Service Learning as (Auto?) Ethnographic Encounter." Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Service-Learning, and Community Literacy 7:3 (2008).
- Henry, Jim. “Writing Workplace Cultures—Technically Speaking.” Critical Power Tools: Technical Communication and Cultural Studies. Eds. Scott, J. Blake, Bernadette Longo, and KathleenWills. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2006. 199-218.
- Henry, Jim. “Writing Workplace Cultures.” College Composition and Communication 53.2 (December 2001).
- Henry, Jim. Writing Workplace Cultures: An Archaeology of Professional Writing. Urbana, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2000.
- Henry, Jim. “Excavating the Subject.” :english matters: 1.3 (2000). March 2000 .
- Henry, Jim. “Documenting Contributory Expertise.” Technical Communication. 45.2 (May 1998): 207-220.
- Henry, Jim. “Workplace Ghostwriting.” (with “George”) Journal of Business and Technical Communication. 9.4 (October 1995): 425-445.
- Henry, Jim. “Teaching Technical Authorship.” Technical Communication Quarterly. 4.3 (Summer 1995): 245-259. (Winner of the 1996 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Award for Best Article on Methods of Teaching Technical or Scientific Communication.)
- Henry, Jim. “Teaching Technical Writers to Be Anthropologists.” Proceedings, 42nd Annual Conference of the Society for Technical Communication, Washington, D.C. (April 1995): 5-8.
- Henry, Jim. “Toward Technical Authorship.” Journal of Technical Writing and Communication. 24.4 (1994): 449-461.
- Henry, Jim. “A Narratological Analysis of WAC Authorship.” College English 56.7 (November 1994): 810-824.
- Henry, Jim. “Positioning Technical Writing Students as Interpreters of Workplace Cultures.” Proceedings, Annual Meeting of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication, Las Cruces, NM (October 1994): 16.
- Henry, Jim. "Voice Lessons in a Poststructural Key: Notes on Response and Revision" (with Linda Brodkey ). A Rhetoric of Doing: Essays in Honor of James Kinneavy. Eds. Stephen Witte, Roger Cherry, and Neil Nakadate. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1992.144-160.
- Henry, Jim. "Writing Architecture." Journal of Architectural Education. 43.2 (1990): 3-6.
Areas of Interestcomposition studies, workplace writing, life writing, technical/professional communication, service learning, mentoring, writing performance, place-based writing across the curriculum
- 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)
- PhD, University of Pennsylvania
- Licence, Université de Genève
- MA, Webster University in Geneva
- BA, Princeton University
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