Professor Henderson's research addresses issues of media law, the ethics of media, and the use of participatory cultures for political and social action.
Ph.D., University of Washington
M.A., University of Washington
B.A., Drake University
Clark, C.A. and Henderson, J.J. (2018). 'Oh, My God! I CAN FLY!': Female agency in Marvel's Runaways. Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics.
Hnederson, J.J. (2017). New boundaris of free speech in social media. In Dr.R. Stewart (Ed.) Social media and the law.
Henderson, J.J. (2016). Measuirng up: How to establish useful benchmarks of student success. Journal of Media Education.
Henderson, J.J. (2016). Let's talk about texts, baby: Proposing a new model for copyright in a transtext world. In B. Dehry-Kurtz and M. Bourdaa (Eds.) The rise of transtexts.
Henderson, J.J. (2015). The new First Amendment. In W.A. Babcock and Wh.H. Freivogel (Eds.) The SAGE guide to key issues in mass media ethics & law.
Henderson, J.J. (2014). Assessing the ACEJMC professional valus and competencies. Jouranlism and Mass Communication Educator.
Delwiche, A.A. and Henderson, J.J. (2013). The players they are a-changin': The rise of older gamers. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media.
Delwiche, A.A. and Henderson, J.J. (2012). Eds. Routledge handbook of participatory cultures.
Henderson, J.J. (2010). Defending the good news: The Jehovah's Witnesses and their plan to expand the First Amendment.
Henderson's research focuses on issues of media law, the ethics of media, and the use of video games, social networks, and participatory cultures for political and social action. For more than a decade, she has been researching how voices outside of American mainstream discourse have pressured the government to expand free speech protections.
Media Law and Policy
Media, Culture and Technology
Media Fandoms and Participatory Cultures
Honors & Awards
Trinity University Award for Distinguished Advising, 2018
Mellon Summer Research Mentor, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
McNair Research Mentor, 2007, 2010, 2018
Outstanding Young Alumni Award, Drake University, 2009
Promising Professor Award, Association for Journalism in Mass Communication, 2009
Trinity University Junior Faculty Award for Distinguished Teaching and Research, 2004
Community service & Involvement
Chair, Department of Communication
Board Chair, KRTU-FM, Trinity University's radio station
Trinity University Pre-Law Advisory Committee
Executive Committee, Association for Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication
Teaching Standards Committee, Association for Education in Jouranlism and Mass Communication