Position Type
Faculty
Service
- Present
Biography

I completed my MS in Interdisciplinary Ecology, with a concentration in Agroecology at the University of Florida and my PhD in Rural Sociology at The Ohio State University. I have worked in agriculture and community development for the past 20 years as a Peace Corps volunteer, vegetable grower, Customs inspector and serial community garden starter. My current research focuses on social networks, specifically the impact of networks and social infrastructure on community economic development policy and resilience planning (mostly in the food system).

Degree(s)
BA, DePauw University; MS, University of Florida; PhD, Ohio State University

Learning & Teaching

Courses
  • ENVS 100 – Integrated Environmental Studies
  • ENVS 101 – People and the Environment
  • ENVS 102 – Science and the Environment
  • ENVS 200 – Environmental Analysis
  • ENVS 236 – Political Ecology
  • ENVS 290 – Community Resilience
  • ENVS 301 – Jr. Practicum
  • ENVS 334 – Sustainable Agriculture
  • GH100 - Introduction to Global Health
  • W101 - The Meaning of Food

Works

Publications
  • Henshaw, Thomas L. (2019). Is the Emergence of the ‘Fresh Prep’ Food Service Provider an Entrée into Local Foods. Culture, Agriculture Food, and Environment 41 (2): 140-148.
  • Henshaw, Thomas L, Robert Gilbert, Johannes Scholberg, and Thomas Sinclair (2007). Soya Bean (Glycine max L. Merr.) Genotype Response to Early-season Flooding: I. Root and Nodule Development. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science 193 (3): 177-88.
  • Henshaw, Thomas L, Robert Gilbert, Johannes Scholberg, and Thomas Sinclair (2007) Soya Bean (Glycine max L. Merr.) Genotype Response to Early-season Flooding: II. Aboveground Growth and Biomass. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science 193 (3): 189-97.
Presentations
  • Henshaw, Thomas L. (July 2017) Motivations for Local Food Purchasing at Midwestern SLACs. Oral Presentation given at the Rural Sociological Society Conference, Columbus, OH.
  • Henshaw, Thomas L. (June 2015) Agricultural Social Infrastructure: People, Policy, and Community Development. Oral Presentation given at the Joint Conference of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society and the Association for the Study of Food and Society, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Henshaw, Thomas L. (Aug. 2014) A Living Learning Environment: 35 Years of Growing the Individual at the Denison Homestead. Oral Presentation given at the Sustainable Agriculture Education Association Conference, Raleigh, NC.
  • Henshaw, Thomas L. (Aug. 2012) Revisiting Entrepreneurial Social Infrastructure: An Emerging Study of Economic Development Outcomes. Oral Presentation given at the Rural Sociological Society Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Henshaw, Thomas L., Jeff Sharp, and Greg Hitzhusen (Aug. 2011). Environmental attitudes and religion: Theory, concepts, and measurement issues related to an emerging study. Oral Presentation given at the Rural Sociological Society Conference, Boise, ID.
  • Henshaw, Thomas L. (June 2005) Morphological response of soybean (Glycine max L Merr.) to early season flooding. Poster presented at the American Society of Agronomy Southern Branch meeting. San Antonio, TX.

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