Dawn X. Henderson

TitleAssociate Professor






OfficeNew Science Building
Room: 224

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Dawn X. Henderson


Ph D: Psychology, North Carolina State University, 2012

MS: Psychology, North Carolina State University, 2010

MED: Curriculum and Instruction, North Carolina State University, 2003

BS: Chemistry, Saint Augustine's University, 1998

Research Interests

Dr. Henderson is the co-director of the Collective Health and Education Equity Research (CHEER) collaborative and conducts research on community and school-based models that promote resilience and psychosocial skill development among Black and Latinx adolescents. Her current research examines race-related trauma in the public education system and implications on psychological adjustment, well-being, and learning. She employs qualitative and quantitative methodologies in systems level analysis in order to improve practices and promote prevention across communities and schools.

Recent Publications

Markert, Chad  Guy, Breonte  Henderson, Dawn  Brown, Jason  Ebert, C  Harp, Jill  (2018).  Regenerative medicine: a vehicle to infuse laboratory-bench modules into an exercise physiology curriculum..  (1,  42,  pp. 32-42).  Adv Physiol Educ.

Henderson, Dawn  Baker, Allison  Goings, Ramon  Gordon-Littrean, Berdine  (2017).  Exploring Underlying Dimensions of Social Connectedness in the Experiences of Suspended Young People from Ethnically Diverse Populations in the USA.   Children & Society.

Henderson, Dawn  Matlock, Jameika  Garrett, DayQuan  Clark, Christopher  (2017).  What does it mean to use Community Psychology competencies in "praxis" with undergraduate students at Historically Black institutions?.  (4,  7,  ).  Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice.

Henderson, Dawn  (2016).  Modeling Community Engagement in an Undergraduate Course in Psychology at an HBCU.  In Sage Publications   Teaching of Psychology.

Henderson, Dawn  DeCuir-Gunby, J  Gill, V  (2016).  "It Really Takes a Village": A Socio-Ecological Model of Resilience for Prevention Among Economically Disadvantaged Ethnic Minority Youth..  (5,  37,  ).  The Journal of Primary Prevention.

Henderson, Dawn  McClinton, Jeton  (2016).  A qualitative exploration of suspended youth social connectedness in a community-based intervention program.  (3,  37,  pp. 253-270).  Child & Youth Services.

Henderson, Dawn  Barnes, Rachelle  (2016).  Exploring dimensions of social inclusion among alternative learning centres in the USA.  (7,  20,  pp. 726-742).  International Journal of Inclusive Education.

Henderson, Dawn  Guy, Breonte  (2016).  Social connectedness and its implication on student–teacher relationships and suspension.  (1,  61,  pp. 39-47).  Preventing School Failure: Alternative Education for Children and Youth.