Julie Henry, PhD Department Chair / Professor

Julie Henry, PhD

Phone: 888-3729
E-mail: henry1@canisius.edu


Highest Degree Awarded:
PhD in Early Childhood Education;
State University of New York at Buffalo

Years at Canisius: Since 2001

Courses Taught:
  • ECCH 221/222 Teaching Literacy I and Teaching Literacy II
  • EDCH 570 Seminar in Teaching & Assessment: Childhood
  • EDCH 615, Research Methods
  • EDCH 615, Action Research in a Differentiated Classroom
  • EDE 494, Capstone Seminar for Teacher Candidates
  • Student teaching supervision
Why prospective students should attend Canisius:
Canisius provides carefully-supported field experiences in a variety of schools and grade levels.  All of our majors start with service learning in an elementary school classroom freshman year.  This is followed by a six-credit literacy block of courses taught on-site at a local elementary school.  The class of about fifteen education majors travels together as a group to a school selected for its outstanding literacy program and for the professional commitment of the teachers there.  Education majors write and teach their first lessons during the literacy block with plenty of support from the classroom teachers and the college professor.

Favorite thing about Canisius:
Canisius College cares about teacher education.  The students in our programs form a real community together with our faculty.  There are student clubs for education majors that engage in meaningful service projects on campus and at local elementary schools.  These clubs also provide professional growth opportunities, inviting in outstanding teachers as guest speakers, and organizing a  new teacher panel which offers advice about job hunting and graduate school.

Research Interests:
  • Teacher Change and Teacher Beliefs
  • Effective Projects in Professional Development Schools
  • Effective Projects for Literacy Innovation

Recent Research:

  1. Tryjankowski, A., Henry, J. & Verrall, E. (in press). It could work:  Teacher performance-based compensation in a New York charter school. Leadership and Policy in the Schools.    

  2. Henry, J., Tryjankowski, A., Bailey, N. and DiCamillo, L. (Spring 2010) How Professional Development Schools Can Help to Create Friendly Environments for Teachers to Integrate Theory, Research, and Practice. Childhood Education, 86(5). 327-331.  

  3. Henry, J., Tryjankowski, A., Bailey, N. and DiCamillo, L. (June 2010) How professional development schools can help to create friendly environments for teachers to integrate theory, research, and practice. Childhood Education,

  4. Wright, A., Calabrese, N., and Henry, J. (2008). How service and learning came together to promote Cura Personalis.  International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 20(2), 274-283.

  5. Murray, R., Grande, M, DiCamillo, L., Henry, J Henry, D. (2008). The annotated unit:  A systematic approach to documenting candidate effectiveness in facilitating P-12 student learning. Action in Teacher Education 30(3). 74-87.
Other Information:
  • Winner of the 2004 Albert J. Harris Award from the International Reading Association for the article that made an outstanding contribution to the prevention and /or assessment of reading or learning disabilities.
  • Liaison to the Professional Development School committee at Lindbergh Elementary School in the Kenmore-Tonawanda School District. Teach the literacy block of courses on-site at Lindbergh and supervise students teachers engaged in joint research and service projects there.