Gary Henry
Dean College of Education and Human Development


  • Accountability
  • Research and methodology
  • State of education
  • Education reform
  • State policy
  • Leadership
  • Academic performance
  • Teacher assessment
  • Teacher development
  • Teacher effectiveness

Gary T. Henry is the dean of the University of Delaware’s College of Education and Human Development and professor in the School of Education and the Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy & Administration. Henry’s research is focused on education policy, educational evaluation, educator labor markets, and quantitative research methods. Prior to joining UD, Henry was the Patricia and H. Rodes Hart Chair and Professor of Public Policy and Education and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organization at Vanderbilt University. He also held the Duncan MacRae ’09 and Rebecca Kyle MacRae Distinguished Professorship of Public Policy in the Department of Public Policy and directed the Carolina Institute for Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Previously, he conducted evaluations for the Virginia General Assembly and ultimately served as the state’s deputy secretary of education and chief deputy superintendent of education. Henry has a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the University of Kentucky, and a doctorate degree from the University of Wisconsin.