Dr. Jessica Henry

Professor of Communication Studies and Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program
Gray Center

Dr. Henry has been at Hastings College since 1999.  Before that she taught for a year at St. Cloud State University (MN) and taught at UNL while completing her PhD.

During her time at HC, Dr. Henry has been lucky enough to have the chance to teach a number of different courses, including her favorites…Intercultural Communication, Persuasion, Argumentation and Debate, and Gender Communication. Dr. Henry’s students know that they will be challenged in her classes, but they will definitely learn a lot. One comment, typical of her students, was that “Jessica’s class was a lot of work and I struggled at times but I am so proud of my final project.  It was all worth it!"

In addition to her teaching, Dr. Henry is also a co-sponsor of Alpha Chi, the student academic honor society, and is involved with the diversity initiatives on campus (including the Multicultural Student Union, the Team Against Bias, and the Women’s History Month Planning Committee). Dr. Henry’s newest venture has been the creation of a Women’s and Gender Studies Program on campus. The program sponsors an interdisciplinary academic minor and hosts various events on campus, including brown bag speakers and forums.

In her free time Jessica likes to scrapbook, go antiquing, and spend time with her family (husband and two adorable daughters).