Serving as co-PI, Dr. Henfield has been awarded a $1.3 million grant from the Institute for Education Sciences (IES). In partnership with the Samuel DuBois Cook Center for Social Equity at Duke University, lead by Dr. William "Sandy" Darity. The grant will investigate malleable factors and conditions associated with beneficial academic and social-emotional outcomes for under-served (Black and Latinx) students in gifted and talented programs.
Dr. Henfield will co-present (with Sheryl Davis, Zina Beserivic, and Tia Martinez) at the World Education Research Association Focal Meeting in Tokyo, Japan. The symposium is focused on scholarly work focused on San Francisco Mayor London Breed's Opportunities for All initiative. The initiative is led by San Francisco Human Rights Commission Executive Director Sheryl Davis with support from Ms. Martinez. Drs. Beserivic and Henfield serve as evaluators of the program.
Serving as Co-Principal Investigator, Dr. Henfield has been awarded a $650,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to contribute to efforts designed to increase the representation of low-SES Black and Latinx students in computer science. The Community Engaged Scholars in Computer Science project is a collaborative effort between the University of San Francisco School of Education and Computer Science Department that aims to prepare students for the technology workforce by offering a comprehensive suite of structured opportunities to learn from and contribute back to the departmental, technical, and broader local community.
Dr. Henfield will co-present with Executive Director at the Anchor Institutions Task Force (AITF) Conference. The presentation will focus on research findings related to their collaborative work on behalf of Black youth and adults in San Francisco. The conference is scheduled for November 15-16 in New York City.
Dr. Henfield has been invited to serve as one of the founding members of the Black Achievement Success and Engagement (BASE) Advisory Board. BASE is a dynamic, comprehensive initiative that seeks to build on USF’s commitment to inclusive excellence and diversity by creating an academically challenging, personally supportive, and empowering educational experience for black-identified students.
Dr. Henfield will serve as the keynote speaker for the 2018 Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (WACES) Conference. The conference will be held in Santa Rosa, CA November 7 - 11. The Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (WACES) was founded in 1961 as one of five regional organizations of the national Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES). WACES counts among its members professionals and students from Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, as well as Pacific Rim countries. WACES seeks to advance the education, credentialing, and supervision of counselors. The association advocates for a multicultural approach that honors diversity and promotes the mastery of knowledge, skills, and competencies of its members who work in guidance, counseling, and student personnel services in all settings of society. In his presentation, Dr. Henfield plans to explore the extent to which the field of Counselor Education is invested in fighting for social justice, specifically as it relates to U.S.-born Black folks.
Dr. Henfield is co-sponsoring the Power of Partnerships Series at the AERA 2018 conference. Prominent scholars, lawmakers, and community leaders from all over the country will participate in the series that is aimed at presenting interventions aimed at Black student and family success that have been found to be effective and/or have the potential to scale.
Dr. Henfield has been selected for the Engaging Community Research and Scholar Activism Award. Granted by the University of California Davis, he will be receiving the award at the university's 2018 Equity Summit on March 13, 2018.