Wayne Henderson

2008 Vice President
Wayne Henderson
Department of Geological Sciences
California State University, Fullerton

Wayne HendersonWayne Henderson at Tongariro Crossing, North Island, New Zealand
Wayne Henderson is a full-time lecturer of Geological Sciences at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) and is an adjunct faculty member for Glendale Community College and Chaffey Community College. His research and interests include paleontology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleoclimatology, and geoscience education. Wayne completed a BS in Geology and a BA in History at The George Washington University in 1997, an MS in Geology from Louisiana State University in 1999, and was a PhD student at University of California, Riverside. In 2001, he began a teaching career at CSUF as a part-time faculty and was elevated to full-time lecturer in August of 2007. He has done field research in New Zealand on paleoclimatology of lake beds; Australia, Brazil, Greece and southern California on geoscience education; Louisiana on Holocene shell beds, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Washington, DC on saukiid trilobites, and the Death Valley area of California on the stratigraphy and sedimentology of the Carrara Formation. He has two daughters and many, many pets. Wayne is new to SEPM but wants to continue the excellent service to the Pacific Section received by CSUF’s Dr. John Cooper.Recent publications:

  • Henderson, W., Terpolilli, C., Mata, S., and Carrasco, J. (2006) Student Perceptions of Water Quality and Environmental Issues, a Quantitative Study to Encourage Student Awareness and Activity Concerning Environmental Issues: In Environmental Engineering: Education, Research and Economy, Athens Institute of Education and Research: Athens, Greece, Chapter 2, pp 1-15.
  • Henderson, Wayne, Terpolilli, Christopher, Mata, Scott, and Carrasco, Joseph. (2006) Undergraduate Student Perceptions of Water Quality and Environmental Issues, a Quantitative Study to foster student understanding and action dealing with environmental issues. GSA Abstracts with Programs Vol. 38, No. 7.
  • Terpolilli, Christopher, Henderson, Wayne, Mata, Scott, and Carrasco, Joseph. (2006) Does a passport and a checkbook matter; what factors influence students knowledge and concern for environmental issues. GSA Abstracts with Programs Vol. 38, No. 7.
  • Henderson, W., Anderson, L. C., and McGimsey, C., (2002) Distinguishing Natural and Archaeological Shell-Rich Deposits of the Chenier Plain, Southwestern Louisiana. PALAIOS: 17(2), pp 147-161