Dr. Eddie Henderson

Dr. Eddie Henderson

Myrna Raffkind Professor of Global Education

EC - 12 Ed.D. Program Director

Office: Harrington Academic Hall 316H
Phone: 806-651-8236

Professional Profile

Dr. Eddie W. Henderson, an Amarillo native, earned his Doctor of Education Degree, cum laude; Master of Education Degree; and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Texas Tech University. He earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree, cum laude, from the Texas Tech University School of Law where he served on the Board of Editors of the Texas Tech Law Review.

Dr. Henderson is the Myrna Raffkind Professor of Global Education and Director of the Public School (EC-12) Pathway within the West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) Doctor of Educational Leadership program.

Dr. Henderson served as the Dean of the WTAMU Terry B. Rogers College of Education and Social Sciences beginning in 2006 until August 2023 establishing himself as one of the longest serving College of Education Deans in The Texas A&M University System and in the State of Texas. Prior to joining WTAMU, Dr. Henderson was a Senior Vice President and Market Executive for the Bank of America Private Bank, Boatman’s Trust Company of Texas, and The First National Bank of Amarillo.

Prior to entering the banking profession, Dr. Henderson was a shareholder in the Amarillo law firm of Underwood, Wilson, Berry, Stein and Johnson, P.C. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and has many years of experience representing public school districts and educational institutions, including representing WTAMU in its merger with The Texas A&M University System. Prior to earning his law degree, he was an Educational Diagnostician and Master Teacher in the Lubbock Independent School District where he taught children with significant cognitive and emotional disabilities.

Dr. Henderson served on the Board of Directors of over twenty-five area non-profit entities – the majority of his service in leadership roles – including: The Amarillo I.S.D. Educational Advisory Council; Amarillo Museum of Art; Amarillo Chamber of Commerce; Amarillo Court Appointed Special Advocates; Amarillo Botanical Gardens, Inc.; Amarillo Little Theatre; Amarillo Opera, Inc.; Amarillo Symphony, Inc.; Bravo!; Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch and Affiliates; Canyon I.S.D. Foundation; Center City of Amarillo, Inc.; Don Harrington Discovery Center; Golden Spread Council of Boy Scouts of America; Harrington Regional Medical Center at Amarillo, Inc.; High Plains Baptist Hospital Enterprises, Inc.; KACV-TV Advisory Council (PBS-Amarillo College); Leadership Amarillo and Canyon; Panhandle Planned Parenthood Association; Second Chance Foundation-Bivins Rehabilitation Center; Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation, Inc.; and the United Way.

Teaching, Research and Related Service

Dr. Henderson is an enthusiastic student of culture speaking several languages and having traveled to over 60 countries including twenty-five adventures in India. He has shepherded numerous student and community groups throughout the world through the Go Global initiative he established at WTAMU. Dr. Henderson claims the most difficult thing he has every attempted was mastering the Argentine Tango. Dr. Henderson is the father of two sons, Dr. Cortney Henderson and Dr. Chris Henderson, and the grandfather of four grandchildren.

Dr. Henderson teaches graduate courses in Higher Education Law (EDLD 6361), Public Education Law (EDLD 6304), Legal Issues and Special Populations (EDSP 6364), and Education Policy (EDLD 6360). He may be contacted at the Harrington Academic Hall-WTAMU Amarillo Center 332E, 806-651-8236 or