Beverly Henry, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N.

Beverly Henry
Title: Professor
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Division: Dean's Office
Office Location: Wirtz Hall 227
Office Phone: 815-753-1891


  • Ph.D., Loyola University, Higher Education 2003
  • M.S., University of Illinois - Chicago, Nutrition and Medical Dietetics 1989
  • B.S., Northern Illinois University, Dietetics, Nutrition, and Food Science 1983

Academic Research

  • Person-centered care
  • Interprofessional education
  • Nutrition care for children and families


  • Collaborative learning and simulation
  • Teacher development
  • Person-centered care

Honors Faculty Fellow (2021-2022)

As an Honors Faculty Fellow, Professor Henry teaches a seminar on Interprofessionalism in Health Sciences in spring 2022 in the University Honors Program. The Honors Faculty Fellowship program identifies faculty eager to teach innovative, exciting seminars of interest to highly-motivated students from across the university.

Selected Publications

Hughes MC, Henry BW, Kushnick M. Teaching During the Pandemic? An Opportunity to Enhance Curriculum. Pedagogy in Health Promotion. 2020: 6(4): 235–38. doi: 10.1177/2373379920950179. 

Henry BW, Garner C, *Guernon A, *Male B. Teaching and learning about interprofessional collaboration through student-designed case study and analysis. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. 2018; 30(3):560-570.

Henry BW, Ziegler J, Parrott JS, Handu D. Pediatric weight management evidence-based practice guidelines: components and contexts of interventions. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2018;118(7):1301-1311.

Henry BW, Ames LJ, Block DE, Vozenilek JA. Experienced practitioner views on interpersonal skills in telehealth delivery. Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 2018 Apr 05: 16(2), Article 2.

Henry BW, Umoren J, Kim, S-Y, Zittel, LL, Derscheid, LE. The TAKE Action training protocol: A model for teacher professional development. Health Beh Policy Rev. 2017: 4(6):570-581.

Henry BW, Rooney DM, Eller S, McCarthy DM, Seivert NP, Nannicelli AP, and Vozenilek JA. What patients observe about teamwork in the emergency department: development of the PIVOT questionnaire. J Participatory Medicine. 2013 Jan 30; 5:e4.

Henry BW, Smith TJ, Ahmad S. Psychometric Assessment of the Behavior and Attitudes Questionnaire for Healthy Habits: Measuring Parents' Views on Food and Physical Activity. Public Health Nutrition. 2014: 17:1004-1012

Derscheid LE, Kim S, Zittel LL, Umoren J, Henry BW. Teachers’ self-efficacy and knowledge of healthy nutrition and physical activity practices for preschoolers: Instrument development and validation. Journal of Research in Childhood Education. In Press.

Henry BW, Malu KM. Chapter 4. Coaching, Mentoring and Supervision for Workplace Learning. In: Extraordinary Learning in the Workplace. Janet P. Hafler (ed). New York, NY: Springer Publishing; 2011: 63-85.

Henry BW, Duellman MC, Smith TJ. Nutrition-based standardized patient sessions increase counseling awareness and confidence among dietetic interns. Topics in Clinical Nutrition. 2009: 24(1):25-34.

ACUE Credentialed Educator

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