Ph.D., Univ. of Massachusetts (1975)
B.A., St. Andrews Presbyterian Coll. (1968)
Professor Henderson obtained his B.A. in Chemistry at St. Andrews Presbyterian College in NC where his interests also included topics from Western Civilization to Eastern Religions. After earning his Ph.D. at U. Mass Amherst in analytical chemistry in 1975 and a 3 year postdoctoral at U. Mass studying oil shale, he joined the faculty of Trinity College in 1977. His 35+ scholarly publications involve applications of chromatography and mass spectrometry to food antioxidants from plants, metal analysis, biochemical analysis, environmental analysis, and the study of mummies. He was the founder of the Interdisciplinary Science Program at Trinity and served as the first Director of the Environmental Science Program. He is active in the Reacting to the Past pedagogy and has authored three Reacting courses; Evolution in Kansas 1999 dealing with teaching evolution in public schools, Acid Rain in the Europe on environmental chemistry, economics, and philosophy, and Constantine and The Council of Nicaea on early Christianity. He is an avid skier, enjoys kayaking and hiking. His photographs and paintings are displayed in local art shows, and he plays guitar and sings in choral groups and as a soloist.