Jodi Henderson-Ross, Ph.D.

Jodi Henderson-Ross, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
Dept/Program: Sociology – Wayne
Office: Wayne College and Boyer HPE Bldg C-217
Phone: 330-972-8731
Curriculum Vitae: Download in PDF format


Dr. Henderson-Ross joined the faculty at Wayne College in 2017 after 13 years in various teaching positions at The University of Akron’s main campus.  Her primary areas of interests are criminology & deviant behavior, inequality and qualitative methodologies.  Her recent focus has included utilizing educational technology to enhance student success in online and hybrid learning.  Dr. H relies on pedagogically-driven design principles to create course experiences that are innovative and engaging. 

Dr. Henderson-Ross has won several awards acknowledging her commitment to teaching excellence and student success.  These include national, regional and institutional-level accomplishments.

  • Brightspace Excellence Award, Awarded by D2L, Washington,  D.C., July 2016
  • Faculty Mentor Award, Awarded by Alpha Kappa Delta, The University of Akron, April 2016
  • N.S.P.I.R.E. Award, Most Valuable Faculty Member of the College of Arts and Sciences, Awarded by Mortar Board, The University of Akron, April 2016
  • Quality Matters Online Course Certification, Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2015 to present
  • SAGE Teaching Innovations and Professional Development Award, April 2014
  • Feminist Mentor Award, Committee for Research on Women and Gender, The University of Akron, November 2014 and November 2013


  • Ph.D., The University of Akron, Sociology
  • MA, The University of Akron, Sociology
  • The University of Nevada, Reno, Interdisciplinary Program in Social Psychology, 1994-1997
  • BA, The University of Akron, Psychology, Certificate in Women’s Studies