Dr. Chris McCaghren, vice president for academic affairs, said, “We celebrate with Dr. Henderson in this promotion. Dr. Henderson has a unique way of bringing the theoretical and the practical to bear on his teaching that makes him one of the best. He truly embodies what makes UM such a special place.”
McCaghren said Henderson is an engaging, creative and caring professor with an ability to inspire his students in unique ways, such as using differential equations to model the steeping of southern sweet iced tea and the smoking process of southern barbecue.
Henderson holds a Doctor of Philosophy in mathematics from Texas A&M University, and a Master of Arts in mathematics and Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering, both from University of Alabama.
Henderson joined University of Mobile in August 2007 as assistant professor of mathematics and rose to associate professor in May 2013. Previously, he served as assistant professor at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, from July 2005 to June 2007, where he also was named Davies Fellow in 2006.
He has developed web-based mathematical tools and published journal articles that define these tools, as well as other articles that provide physical modeling using differential equations. In addition, he has delivered lectures at numerous professional meetings.
About University of Mobile:
University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in over 40 areas of study. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.
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