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Joshua D. Henson

Jannetides College of Business, Communication & Leadership

Associate Professor of Leadership; Program Director of Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership and Doctorate of Strategic Leadership


Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership conc. in Ecclesial Leadership, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA
Master of Business Administration, Southeastern University, Lakeland, FL
Master of Religious Education, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
M.A. in Theological Studies, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
B.S. in Education, Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, FL


Dr. Henson serves SEU as an Associate Professor of Leadership and Program Director of the Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership and DSL programs. He and his wife Dina have two children, Makenzie and A.J., and three dogs, a Labradoodle (Mickey), a Doxipoo (Sherlock), and a Dachshund (Cedrick).

Before joining SEU full-time in 2021, Dr. Henson served as a lead pastor in the Church of God for 15 years and is licensed as an Ordained Bishop. Since 2015, he has served multiple universities teaching organizational and Christian leadership, ministry, and biblical studies. He was honored with SEU's 2021-2022 Faculty Excellence in Scholarship Award.

Dr. Henson serves as the Co-editor of the Journal of Biblical Perspectives in Leadership and has published multiple academic books, book chapters, and journal articles, including:
• Biblical Organizational Spirituality (2022)
• Historic Christian Followership (2021)
• Biblical Organizational Leadership (2021)
• Modern Metaphors of Christian Leadership (2020)
• Exegetical Analysis: A Practical Guide for Biblical Research in the Social Sciences (2020)
• Evaluating Employee Performance through Christian Virtues (2018)

His greatest joy in higher education is seeing his students discover their Divine Design and walk in their calling. He encourages students to exercise their voices through academic publications, research, and presentations. As a pastor and educator, he has a heart for Christian higher education: working with students to help them achieve their academic goals and providing pastoral encouragement.

Dr. Henson is passionate about the local church and is actively involved in ministry. He serves as a small group leader at his local church while speaking in other venues throughout the year. He currently serves as a mentor and coach to pastors, educators, and Christian leaders on six continents, and, as the opportunity arises, he serves as a consultant for organizations and churches.