Adam Douglas Henry


Social Sciences 329

Adam Douglas Henry is a Professor in the School of Government and Public Policy, and is Director of the University of Arizona's Computational Social Science Program. Dr. Henry's research focuses on policy learning and sustainable development, asking particularly how networked groups of actors in the policy process collaborate to manage complex and divisive issues of environmental policy and sustainability. Henry's recent research has focused on the integration of science and policy in issues of environmental risk (in a project funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation) and the development of computational models of social influence and the adoption of residential solar energy (in a project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory). Henry uses a variety of approaches to study questions of policy learning and sustainability, including agent-based modeling, statistical models of network structure, and mathematical models of self-organizing networks.

Dr. Henry joined the University of Arizona faculty in 2012, and teaches courses in environmental policy, program evaluation, and statistics. Henry is a core faculty member in the University of Arizona's Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Public Policy (MPP) programs. Henry was a recipient of a Giorgio Ruffolo Fellowship in Sustainability Science and spent two years as a research fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Henry is originally from Virginia, completed a B.A. and B.S. at Washington and Lee University, and completed his Ph.D. at the University of California, Davis.