Professor Henry graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1973 with a BS in Civil Engineering and then in 1980 with a Ph.D. in Solid Mechanics. In 1980, he joined the faculty in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of New Hampshire where he is now an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering. From 1999 to 2001 Professor Henry was the chair of the Department of Civil Engineering and in 2001 he became the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences Dean's Office of Student Affairs.
Professor Henry has been active in several professional organizations; is the past chair of the Civil Engineering Division of ASEE, past chair of the Executive Committee of TCCP of ASCE and current chair of the Pre-Engineering and Technology Legislative Advisory Council (PETAC) in New Hampshire.
Dr. Henry's degree is in Civil Engineering, specializing in structures. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Pennsylvania. After receiving his Master's degree, he worked as a Structural Design Engineer for two years for Day and Zimmerman in and then one year for Sanzares, both in Philadelphia, PA.
Professor Henry has received several awards including ASEE CE Division's best paper award (1996, 1997), Dow Outstanding Young Faculty Award New England Section – ASEE (l986), the Outstanding Teacher, Civil Engineering, Tau Beta Pi – UNH (1989) and the Premiere Award - Outstanding Educational Software (1998). He is also the author of SEVE – Structural Engineering Visual Encyclopedia – a structural engineering educational software package, published by John Wiley, 2000. His research interests are the innovative uses of common building materials to address low cost housing issues and the development of structural engineering educational software. He has recently, in conjunction with Charles Goodspeed developed an Inquiry course called – Housing, Everyone Needs a Place to Live.
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