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Executive Director of Academic Support, and Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies
(615) 547-1315
Learning and Career Commons, Room 216
Office of Academic Affairs
The Millard and JJ Oakley School of Humanities, Education and the Arts
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.S.P., Cumberland University
Ed.D., Trevecca Nazarene University

Since 2006, Dr. Sheridan Henson has served across campus in administrative support, graduate admissions, and academic support services.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English (B.A. ’04) from the University of Tennessee, a Master of Science in Public Service Management (M.S. ’09) from Cumberland University, and a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D. ’16) from Trevecca Nazarene University. Currently, Dr. Henson oversees the curriculum and teaches in the first-year experience course known as Foundations of Scholarship and Learning (FSL) taught by a cadre of over 20 faculty members from multiple disciplines. At the graduate level, Dr. Henson has the privilege to teach Organizational Behavior, Conflict Resolution, and Leadership in the Master of Public Service Management program.

As a university administrator and campus leader, Dr. Henson directs Academic Support which contains the Offices of Student Success, Career Services and Internships, the Chaplain, and the Writing Center. He is also a member of the General Education Committee, the Senior Academic Leadership Team, the Deans Council, and the University Library and Educational Resources Committee. During the 2020 SACS-COC institutional decennial affirmation process, Dr. Henson served on the institutional standards core writing team.

In his role as a catalyst for student social integration, Dr. Henson is the faculty advisor for the Theta Prime Chapter of The Kappa Sigma Fraternity, the Circle Coordinator of the Cumberland Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, and the advisor for the Tennessee Lambda Chapter of Alpha Chi.

As Circle Coordinator for the Cumberland Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, Dr. Henson has overseen circle standards garnering multiple circle recognitions including the Presidential Award of Excellence. In 2021, Dr. Henson was named the recipient of the Robert L. Morlan and Robert Bishop Outstanding Circle Officer Award, and in 2022, Dr. Henson was elected by a majority of Circle Advisors and Coordinators across the nation to serve as the Faculty/Staff Trustee of Omicron Delta Kappa’s Board of Trust and Chair-elect of the Mission Committee.

Dr. Sheridan and Rachel Henson reside in Wilson County with their son, Finn, and daughter, Ellie. The Henson family are members of the Lebanon First United Methodist Church where Rachel sings in the choir and Sheridan serves as Cub scout Pack 643’s Cubmaster. Dr. Henson is also a member of American Legion Post 15 and a prior service Marine.