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Joseph Henderson

Paul Smith's College

Based in

United States
North America

Dr. Joseph A. Henderson is an Associate Professor of Social Sciences in the Department of Environment and Society at Paul Smith’s College of the Adirondacks. He is trained as an anthropologist of environmental and science education, and his research investigates how sociocultural, political, and geographic factors influence teaching and learning about climate change. His current research investigates how environmental education contributes to emerging ecofascist movements around the world. He recently co-edited Teaching Climate Change in the United States, a collection that celebrated the diversity of climate change education programs across the United States.

Country(ies) of Specialty

United States Canada Denmark

Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics Communications research Climate Justice Social movements

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Long, D., Henderson, J., & Meuwissen, K. (2021). What is climate change education in Trump Country? Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 39(1), 132-145.

Henderson, J., & Drewes, A. (Eds.) (2020). Teaching climate change in the United States. New York: Routledge.

Busch, K.C., Henderson, J., & Stevenson, K. (2019). Broadening epistemologies and methodologies in climate change education research. Environmental Education Research, 25(6), 955-971.

Henderson, J., Long, D., Berger, P., Russell, C., & Drewes, A. (2017). Expanding the foundation: Climate change and opportunities for educational research. Educational Studies, 53(4), 412-425.

Henderson, J., & Zarger, R. (2017). Toward political ecologies of environmental education. Journal of Environmental Education, 48(4), 285-289.

Henderson, J., Bieler, A., & McKenzie, M. (2017). Climate change and the Canadian higher education system: An institutional policy analysis. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 47(1), 1-26.

Hursh, D., Henderson, J., & Greenwood, D. (Eds.) (2015). Environmental education in the neoliberal climate. Environmental Education Research, 21(3), 299-318.

Henderson, J., & Duggan-Haas, D. (2014). Drilling into controversy: The educational complexity of shale gas development. Journal of Environmental Sciences and Studies, 4(1), 87-96.