Paul Smith’s College
Joe Henderson holds an undergraduate degree in environmental geology from Colgate University where he also completed New York State teaching certification and worked as a summer environmental educator for the Department of Environmental Conservation. After college he worked in public school as a middle and high school earth science teacher. He completed a master’s degree at the University of Rochester and then a PhD in environmental education. His doctoral research utilized interdisciplinary environmental social science methods to analyze science learning, sustainability education, and educational policy. His post-doctoral work at the University of Delaware examined the emerging field of climate change education from a learning sciences and educational policy perspective. He has two kiddos, a wife and two cats, and he spends his free time hiking, skiing, canoeing, reading, arguing about ideas, and playing video games.