Adam Henry

Thunderbird School of Global Management
400 E. Van Buren St., Suite 800
MC 1221
Phoenix
Executive Director, Enrollment & Student Success
University Staff
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
1221
Executive Director, Enrollment & Student Success
University Staff
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
1221
Executive Director, Enrollment & Student Success
University Staff
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
1221

Biography

Dr. Adam Henry joined ASU's Thunderbird School of Global Management in June 2019 as Executive Director, Enrollment and Student Success. In this capacity, he is responsible for overseeing all student recruitment & admissions, academic advising, student engagement and career service functions for the School. Henry has served at Arizona State University since 2009.

Henry is a dedicated leader in international and global education with proven success in enrollment management, student services, education abroad, program management, university teaching, and international programming. An articulate communicator and team leader; skilled in guiding teams, and quickly engaging team members with the ability to develop and advance significant global initiatives and partnerships through strategic relationship building.

Prior to joining the Thunderbird global family, Henry directed the ASU Study Abroad Office. As director, he advanced the vision, strategy and implementation of study abroad at ASU and its connection across all disciplines. He and his team also moved ASU’s Study Abroad into the Institute of International Education (IIE) rankings for institutions awarding credit for study abroad participation. Specifically, during Henry’s tenure, ASU went from being unranked to ranked #10 (IIE, Open Doors, 2018) in the nation for sending the most students abroad in an academic year. Previous to his leadership role in the ASU Study Abroad Office, he was Assistant Director of Global Launch at ASU and previous to joining the university, he directed an advocacy and service-learning program for FH, an international non-governmental organization.

The Thunderbird Graduate Student Success team creates an accessible graduate student experience, both inside and outside the classroom, that empowers all students to learn, develop purpose and passion, a global mindset, and grow as individuals to achieve their academic and professional goals in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We strive to create a positive student-centered environment by providing all students with the necessary resources, advising, and support to enhance their student life experience. We offer the expertise and infrastructure necessary to support their global aspirations. We develop Thunderbirds for life-changing careers.

Henry has lived, studied and worked in Chengdu, China, for three years. He has studied, volunteered and traveled extensively in over 30 countries. A native of Tempe, Adam lives in Tempe with his wife and three children.

Education:

  • Doctor of Education, Leadership and Innovation, Arizona State University
  • Master of Education, Educational Leadership, Northern Arizona University
  • Bachelor of Arts, International Relations, Grand Canyon University

Research Interests

Cross-cultural training for expats and sojourners, organizational leadership, international education (education abroad, international students), the teaching of cultural competencies, and (international) student retention strategies. 

 

Publications

Conger, P., Glass, C., & Henry, A. (2018). Creating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship within the education abroad office [White paper]. Retrieved November 21, 2018 from https://educationaltravel.worldstrides.com/ISA-Whitepaper-Download_ISA-ThinkDen-Report-LP.html

Henry, A. & Nydegger, M. (March, 2018). Online students & study abroad: Expanding access through innovation. IIE Networker, 14-15.

Henry, A. (2014). The development and implementation of a pre-international experience course: A cultural intervention in a university setting (doctoral dissertation). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. 

Subject matter expert and instructor of the U.S. State Department grant funded massive open online course: Study Abroad USA: Building Capacity for US Institutions; link: https://www.edx.org/course/study-abroad-usa-building-capacity-us-asux-gbl500x

Research Activity

Courses

Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
SAO 196 Study Abroad Office Placeholde
OGL 300 Theory Practice of Leadership
SAO 596 Study Abroad Placeholder
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
SAO 196 Study Abroad Office Placeholde
OGL 300 Theory Practice of Leadership
SAO 596 Study Abroad Placeholder
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
SAO 196 Study Abroad Office Placeholde
SGS 303 Global Trends
SAO 596 Study Abroad Placeholder
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
SAO 196 Study Abroad Office Placeholde
OGL 300 Theory Practice of Leadership
SGS 304 Cross-Cultural Awareness
SAO 596 Study Abroad Placeholder
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
SAO 196 Study Abroad Office Placeholde
OGL 300 Theory Practice of Leadership
SAO 596 Study Abroad Placeholder
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
SAO 196 Study Abroad Office Placeholde
SGS 303 Global Trends
SAO 596 Study Abroad Placeholder
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
SAO 196 Study Abroad Office Placeholde
OGL 300 Theory Practice of Leadership
SGS 394 Special Topics
SAO 596 Study Abroad Placeholder
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
OGL 300 Theory Practice of Leadership
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
SGS 303 Global Trends

Professional Associations

NAFSA, Forum on Education Abroad, Diversity Abroad Network, and the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA).

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