Julie Henry, PhD

Phone: 888-3729


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

Years at Canisius: Since 2001

Courses Taught:
  • EDDI 615, Action Research in a Differentiated Classroom
  • EDDI 510, Introduction to Gifted Education and Collaboration
  • GRIF 101, First-Year Experience
  • ECCH 221/222 Teaching Literacy I and Teaching Literacy II
Why prospective students should attend Canisius:
The master’s degree in Differentiated Instruction provides teachers with successful approaches for meeting the needs of all students in a diverse classroom, including the often-overlooked gifted and high-achieving students.  The graduate students in this program are passionate about their teaching and eager to discuss ideas.  The adjunct faculty members who teach in this program are incredibly talented and successful teachers who lead dynamic, interactive classes.

Favorite thing about Canisius:
The students in our programs form a real community together with our faculty.  They are committed to becoming outstanding teachers who will make a difference in the lives of their students.

Research Interests:
  • Teacher Change and Teacher Beliefs
  • Effective Projects in Professional Development Schools
  • Gifted Education in Urban Schools

Recent Research:

  1. Russello, C.& Henry, J. (2015) Class exploration to a campus library curriculum center to develop book-choosing capacity for teacher candidates. Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 6 (3).    

  2. Burns, B.; Henry, J. and Lindauer, J. (2015) Working Together to Foster Candidate Success on the edTPA.  Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education: 6 (2).  

  3. Lindauer, J., Burns, B. & Henry, J. (2013). Effective scaffolding for edTPA: Perspectives from teacher candidates, cooperating teachers and college supervisors.   Excelsior:  Leadership in Teaching and Learning, 8 (1).  

  4. Henry, J. Tryjankowski, A., Tybor, D., Brandjes, E., Asztalos, J., Smith, K., & Muscarella, M. (2012) Blending resources for a collaborative service project in a Professional Development School focused on student learning. School-University Partnerships, 5 (2). 89-94.

  5. Tryjankowski, A., Henry, J. & Verrall, E. (2012). It could work:  Teacher performance-based compensation in a New York charter school. Leadership and Policy in the Schools, 11. 194-215.
Other Information: 
  • 2010 Service Award from the School of Education and Human Services at Canisius College.
  • 2010 Service Award from the Differentiated Instruction Program at Canisius College.
  • 2013 Clinical Supervision Award from the School of Education and Human Services at Canisius College.