|Title:||Assistant Professor of Basic Composition|
Dr. Thomas Henry teaches in the Department of Basic Composition at Utah Valley University. Dr. Henry possesses a doctoral degree in Rhetoric & Technical Communication from Michigan Technological University; respectively, he possesses MA and BA degrees in English from Northern Arizona University. Although his specializations are in scientific and technical documentation, both his graduate thesis and doctoral dissertation are on the subject of composition, the teaching of composition, and the first-year experience. He is a contributor to The Bedford Bibliography of Basic Writing (Bedford/St. Martin's Press), Teaching Basic Writing (The McGraw-Hill Companies), Computers and Composition Online, The Basic Writing e-Journal, and the Utah English Journal, as well as other publications in the field of basic composition (i.e., basic writing studies) and composition. He presents regularly at local, national, and international conferences on the topic of composition, linguistics, and teaching with technology. He is a past instructor of Electronic Communication across the Curriculum (with Dr. Richard Selfe) where he has taught visual design and digital imaging. He is a past visiting professor at Grand Valley State University, where he studied Directed Self-Placement and Developmental Writing pedagogy in composition programs. And, he is the past Membership Chair and Vice President of the Utah Council of Teachers of English. Professor Henry is the past recipient of the Utah Valley University Faculty Excellence Award (2011).