School of Education professor receives top award
School of Education Professor Kenneth T. Henson this summer received one of the Text and Academic Authors Association’s highest recognitions - the Franklin Silverman Lifetime Achievement Award.
"I am honored to have been recognized with such a prestigious award,” Henson said. “This award honors a lifetime of excellence in authoring and a career of support and service to authors. I am truly humbled.”
Henson, a Fulbright Scholar and National Science Foundation Scholar, was founding dean of The Citadel’s School of Education and now is a full-time professor.
During his tenure at The Citadel, he has planned and edited special issues of three prominent journals to spotlight teaching and critical thinking, providing Citadel faculty and students with opportunities to be published.
Henson is a nationally known grant writer whose efforts have earned more than $100 million for initiatives ranging from physics to the fine arts. His 1999 grant from AT&T was the largest funded that year, in excess of $1 million.
In 2000, the Association of Teacher Educators named him the nation’s Distinguished Teacher Educator of the year. His most recent grant (co-authored with Dan Outzs, retired School of Education professor) is a literacy grant to help children with poor reading skills.
During his seven years at The Citadel, Henson has published dozens of national and international publications and books. While on sabbatical this fall, he will complete his 41st and 42 books.