Dr. Henfield will be delivering and chairing six presentations at the American Education Research Association (AERA) National Conference. AERA is considered to be the top education research organization in the world. The organization was founded in 1916, and is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research result. Here is a list of the presentations:
Henfield, M. S. (April, 2017). Utilizing Critical Race Theory to Promote Multicultural Counseling Competency. Scheduled to present at the annual conference of the American Education Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
Henfield, M. S. (April, 2017). Hip-Hop-Influenced Mental Health and Wellness Interventions: Experiences from the Field. Scheduled to chair symposium at the annual conference of the American Education Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
Henfield, M. S., Davis, S., & De La Rue, L. (2017, April). Community and University Partnerships to Enhance the Academic Success and Well-being of African American Youth. Scheduled to present at the annual conference of the American Education Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
Woo, H., Bang, N., & Henfield, M. S. (2017, April). African American students’ Experiences in STEM Education: An Ecological Systems Approach. Scheduled to present at the annual conference of the American Education Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
Bang, N., Woo, H., & Henfield, M. S. (2017, April). Gifted Ethnic Minority Students and Academic Achievement: A Meta-Analysis. Scheduled to present at the annual conference of the American Education Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
Woo, H., Bang, N., & Henfield, M. S. (2017, April). Parental and School Factors on High School Students’ Academic and Career Intentions in STEM Fields. Presented at the annual conference of the American Education Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
Dr. Henfield has been invited to participate in a video produced by the Family Story Project. The initiative is the brainchild of Mia Birdsong and is designed to highlight Black male fathers and relationships with their family. Here is the teaser.
On August 31, 2016, Dr. Henfield will deliver a keynote address and two breakout sessions for special education teachers in the School District of Philadelphia. Each of the presentations will focus on mental health and wellness in urban schools and communities.
Dr. Henfield and Dr. Ahmad Washington (University of Louisville) are co-editing a special issue of the Urban Review journal. The special issue is focused on mental health and wellness in urban communities. To submit a proposal for inclusion in the issue, click here. Proposals are due July 31, 2016.
In addition to coordinating the University of San Francisco School Counseling Program, Dr. Henfield has also been named Fieldwork Coordinator. In this position, Dr. Henfield is responsible for general oversight of all students' practicum and internship experiences.
Dr. Henfield is scheduled to deliver a scholarly presentation at the 2016 NCDA National Conference in Chicago, Illinois. The presentation, Rehabilitation counseling students’ training in supporting the careers of individuals with disabilities, will be delivered with Ms. Nami Bang (University of Iowa) and Ms. Victoria Maneev (University of Iowa).
Dr. Henfield delivered two scholarly presentations at the 2016 AERA National Conference in Washington, DC. The first presentation, An Exploratory Study of Career Intentions in Academia: Doctoral Students in Counselor Education Programs, was delivered with Dr. Hongryun Woo (University of Louisville) and Ms. Nami Bang (University of Iowa). The second presentation, An Exploratory Study of New Doctoral Student Orientations in Counselor Education Programs, was delivered with Dr. Hongryun Woo.
Dr. Henfield was invited to present on a panel designed to help graduate students understand how to initiate and maintain scholarly productivity. The panel, entitled, "Publish Don't Perish: A Panel and Roundtables on Writing in the Academy" took place during the American Education Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference in Washington, DC on Sunday, April 10, 2016.
Dr. Henfield has been elected Secretary for AERA's Division E: Counseling and Human Development. His two-year term will begin in 2017. AERA is the largest national interdisciplinary research association devoted to the scientific study of education and learning. Founded in 1916, AERA advances knowledge about education, encourages scholarly inquiry related to education, and promotes the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.
Dr. Henfield was invited to participate in a working group on Untapped Potential in Chicago, Illinois. One Chance Illinois convened this working group – comprised of national, state, and local experts – to help promote legislation that will reform Illinois’ gifted identification process.
Dr. Henfield and Dr. Hongryun Woo (University of Louisville) had a scholarly manuscript entitled, Professional identity scale in counseling (PISC): Instrument development and validation, published in the Journal of Counseling Leadership and Advocacy.
Dr. Henfield and Dr. Hongryun Woo (University of Louisville) delivered a presentation at the 2015 ACES National Conference in Philadelphia, PA. The presentation was entitled, Preparing Doctoral Students to Succeed in Counselor Education Programs: New Doc Student Orientations.
Dr. Henfield was recently named a University of Iowa Diversity Catalyst Award winner for his leadership in efforts to create a more welcoming environment for ethnic minority undergraduate and graduate students. Sponsored by the Chief Diversity Office and the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, the Diversity Catalyst Awards are designed to honor faculty or staff members, programs or departments, and students or student organizations engaged in diversity initiatives during the previous academic year that have promoted the development of an inclusive, diverse campus community at the University of Iowa. =
Brown Bag Lunch Discussion (3/13/15)
Dr. Henfield led a discussion on how the University of Iowa College of Education can better produce students who are capable of responding to the changing demographics in Iowa schools.
NSF and NIH Panel Discussion (3/12/15)
Dr. Henfield (with Drs. Wojciak and Devane) served on a panel discussion about meeting with federal program officers to discuss grant applications and funding. The event was sponsored by the University of Iowa College of Education's Interdisciplinary Consortium for Applied Research in Education (ICARE) and the Grant and Research Services Center.
White House Summit Invite (7/29/14)
Dr. Henfield was one of 130 educators, researchers, policymakers, and funders from around the country invited to participate in a White House Summit at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education aimed at advancing an ambitious agenda to strengthen school counseling and college advising for greater post-secondary opportunities for all students.