Texas Tech University

Dr. Jen Henderson

Assistant Professor
Geography

Email: Jen.Henderson@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-XXXX

Fax: (806) 742-0100

Office: 1203 Media and Communication

Address: Department of Geosciences, Mail Stop 1053, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-1053

Curriculum Vitae

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Dr. Jen Henderson

Education

  • B.A., Psychology and English, Weber State University, 2000
  • M.A., Cultural Studies, Kansas State University, 2002
  • M.F.A., Creative Nonfiction, Goucher College, 2004
  • Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies, Virginia, 2016

Research

Jen Henderson is a disaster scholar and interdisciplinary social scientist who studies risk and uncertainty amid decision-making processes in weather and climate extremes. In particular, her passion is helping those who are invisible in disaster narratives be seen by policy makers, organizations, and agencies – those with the power to shift the status quo. Henderson works with experts in weather and climate prediction, such as forecasters in the National Weather Service, to improve warning and communication systems and to understand the many challenges faced by those who experience tornadoes, flash floods, drought, and hurricanes. In addition, she works with federal and local agencies to build knowledge about issues that emerge in expert decision spaces, such as producers in agriculture, outcomes of which have cascading impacts for members of different publics.

Courses

  • GEOG 2300 - Introduction to Human Geography 
  • GEOG 3340 - Introduction to Research in Human Geography 
  • GEOG 3360 - Technology and the Human Landscape 
  • GEOG 4320 - Environmental Hazards and Disasters