CURRICULUM VITAE

LOREN HENDERSON
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Maryland Baltimore County
 
Telephone: 312/375-8077
email: loren@umbc.edu

 

EDUCATION:

 

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. PhD in Sociology. May 2014.

  • University of  Illinois at Chicago. MA in Sociology. December 2008.

  • Northeastern Illinois University. BA in Sociology. December 2006.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

 

Assistant Professor. Department of Sociology and Anthropology. University of Maryland Baltimore County. August 2014-Present

 

Project Manager. Department of Sociology. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

August 2013- May 2014  

 

Adjunct Faculty. Department of Sociology. Northeastern Illinois University.

January 2013- May 2013.

 

Teaching Assistant. Department of Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

August 2011-December 2012.

 

Research Specialist. School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago. March 2011- August 2011.

Adjunct Faculty. Department of Social Science. Wright College.

August 2010-May 2011.

Teaching Assistant. Department of Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago.

August 2007-2009.

Research Assistant. Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois.

September 2007-2009.

PUBLICATIONS:

Refereed Articles

Henderson, Loren, Melvin Thomas, Cedric Herring, and Hayward Derrick Horton. Forthcoming. “Business Wealth and the Composition of Ownership Teams in New Firms: The Role of Homophily and Diversity.” Journal of Business Diversity.

Thomas, Melvin, Richard Moye, Loren Henderson, and Hayward Derrick Horton. Forthcoming. “Separate and Unequal: The Impact of Socioeconomic Status, Segregation and the Great Recession on Racial Disparities in Housing Values.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity.

 

Henderson, Loren, Cedric Herring, and Sheila Prados. Forthcoming. “Gender Diversity and the Rankings of STEM Departments in Research Universities: Does Gender Composition Matter?” Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering.

 

Henderson, Loren. Forthcoming. “Former Incarceration Status and the Sexual Health of African American and White Men.” Research in Race and Ethnic Relations.

 

Henderson, Loren, BarBara Scott, and Ruby Mendenhall. Forthcoming. “Involving Urban Single Low-Income African American Mothers in Genomic Research: Giving Voice to How Place Matters in Health Disparities and Prevention Strategies.” Issues in Race and Society: An Interdisciplinary Global Journal.

Henderson, Loren, Assata Zerai, and Rebecca L. Morrow. 2017. "Intimate Partner Violence and HIV Status among Ever-Married and Cohabiting Zimbabwean Women: An Examination of Partners’ Traits." African Journal of Reproductive Health 21 (4): 45-54.

Henderson, Loren. 2017. “Racial Discrimination, Religion, and the African American Drinking Paradox.” Race and Social Problems 9: 79–90. DOI: 10.1007/s12552-016-9188-3.

 

Henderson, Loren. 2016. “Mass Incarceration, Residential Segregation, and Racial Disparities in HIV.” Journal of AIDS and HIV Research Vol. 8(11): 150-162.

 

Herring, Cedric and Loren Henderson. 2016. “Wealth Inequality in Black and White: Cultural and Structural Sources of the Racial Wealth Gap.” Race and Social Problems 8 (1): 4-17. DOI: 10.1007/s12552-016-9159-8.

 

Henderson, Loren; Cedric Herring; Hayward Horton; and Melvin Thomas. 2015. “Credit Where Credit is Due? Race, Gender, and the Credit Scores of Business Startups.” The Review of Black Political Economy 42:459-479. DOI 10.1007/s12114-015-9215-4.

 

Henderson, Loren. 2015. “Racial Isolation and Chlamydia Rates in U.S. Counties.” Race and Social Problems 7: (2) 111-122. DOI 10.1007/s12552-015-9143-8.

 

Henderson, Loren. 2015. “Tying the Knot Across the Color Line: An Intersectional Analysis of Getting Married Interracially.” Issues in Race and Society: An Interdisciplinary Global Journal 2 (2):62-85.

 

Henderson, Loren and Cedric Herring. 2013. “Does Critical Diversity Pay in Higher Education? Race, Gender, and Departmental Rankings in Research Universities.” Politics, Groups, and Identities: Journal of the Western Political Science Association 1 (3): 299-310.

 

Herring, Cedric and Loren Henderson. 2012. “From Affirmative Action to Diversity: Toward a Critical Diversity Perspective.” Critical Sociology 38:629-643.

 

Henderson, Loren. 2009. “Between the Two:  Determinants of Bisexual Identity among African Americans.” Journal of African American Studies 13:263-282.

 

Book Chapters

Mendenhall, Ruby. Loren Henderson. BarBara M. Scott. 2017. “African American Mothers’ Parenting in the Midst of Violence and Fear: Finding Meaning and Transcendence.” Pp. 183-197 in Black Women’s Mental Health: Balancing Strength and Vulnerability. Edited by Stephanie Y. Evans, Kanika Bell, and Nsenga K. Burton. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

 

Rockquemore, Kerry Ann and Loren Henderson. 2015. “Inter-Racial Families in Post-Civil Rights America.” Pp. 98-112 in Families as They Really Are, Second Edition. B. Risman (ed.). New York: W. W. Norton & Company.

 

Herring, Cedric, Loren Henderson, and Hayward Derrick Horton. 2014. “Race, the Great Recession, and the Foreclosure Crisis: From American Dream to Nightmare.” Pp. 95-110 in Re-Positioning Race: Prophetic Research in a Post-Racial Obama Age. Sandra L. Barnes, Zandria Robinson and Earl Wright, II. (Eds.). Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

 

Henderson, Loren. 2013. “From Political Novice to Veteran: Youth Participation in the Immigrant Mobilization.” Pp. 335-350 in Reinventing Race, Reinventing Racism. J. Betancur (ed.) Leiden, Netherlands: Brill Academic Publisher.

 

Rockquemore, Kerry Ann and Loren Henderson. 2010. “Inter-Racial Families in Post-Civil Rights America.” Pp. 99-114 in Families as They Really Are, First Edition. B. Risman (ed.). New York: W. W. Norton & Company.

 

Reports

Mendenhall, R., Lemons, R., Andrade, F. C., Greenlee, A. J., Kramer, K. Z., Henderson, L., DeStefano, L., Larrison, C. T., Akresh, I. A., & Franklin, K. 2015. Chicago Earned Income Tax Credit Periodic Payment Pilot Final Evaluation. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS:

Henderson, Loren, Tymofey Wowk, Cedric Herring, and Marie desJardins.  February. 2017.  “Gender and Intentions to Persist in Computing and Engineering: The Role of Student Characteristics, Academic, Psychosocial, and Institutional Factors.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society.

Herring, Cedric and Loren Henderson. 2016. “Wealth Inequality in Black and White: Cultural and Structural Sources of the Racial Wealth Divide” Paper presented at the Poverty, Inequality, And Global Conflict: A Workshop/Conference At The United Nations. (Invited)

Henderson, Loren. 2015. “Incarceration, Ex-Offender Reentry, and Disparities in STDs by Racial Composition of Counties.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society. (Refereed)

Henderson, Loren. 2014. “Racial Isolation and Chlamydia Rates in U.S. Counties.” Paper presented at the Association of Black Sociologists Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC. (Refereed)

Mendenhall, Ruby, James Brooks, BarBara Scott, Lisa Butler, Loren Henderson, Lashuna Mallett, Laura Reed, Andrew Greenlee, Gene E. Robinson, Brent Roberts, Sandra Rodriguez-Zas, and Christy Lleras. 2014. “Involving Urban Low-Income Single African American Mothers in Genomic Research: Giving Voice to How Place Matters in Health Disparities and Prevention Strategies.” Paper presented at the Annual Conference to Eliminate Health Disparities in Genomic Medicine, Washington, DC. (Refereed)

Henderson, Loren, Cedric Herring, and Hayward Derrick Horton. 2014. “Credit Where Credit Is Due?: Race, Gender, and the Credit Scores of Business Startups” Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA. (Refereed)

 

Henderson, Loren. 2013. “Tying the Knot Across the Color Line: An Intersectional Analysis of Getting Married Interracially.” Paper presented at the Association of Black Sociologists Annual Conference, New York, NY. (Refereed)

 

Henderson, Loren and Cedric Herring. 2011. “Credit Where Credit Is Due?: Race, Gender, and the Credit Scores of Business Startups” Paper presented at the Academy of Management Meetings, San Antonio, TX.

 

Henderson, Loren. 2009. “The Latino Paradox: The Role of Assimilation in the Decline of Healthiness of Latinos.” Paper presented at the “Faces of a Healthy Future National Conference to End Health Disparities, II” Conference, Winston-Salem, NC.

 

Krysan, Maria, Allyson Holbrook, Timothy Johnson, and Loren Henderson. 2009. “Race of Interviewer Effects on Reports of Political Attitudes and Participation: Results of a New Experiment.” Paper presented at the American Association of Public Opinion Research, Hollywood, Florida.

 

Herring, Cedric and Loren Henderson. 2009. Barriers to the Utilization of Targeted Program Contractors: Results from Interviews of African American Contractors. City of Chicago: Chicago.

 

Henderson, Loren. 2008. “Beyond Binary: Determinants of the Sexual Identities of African American Women Who Have Sex With Women.” Paper presented at the American Sociological Association Conference, Boston, MA.

Henderson, Loren. 2008. “Between the Two:  Determinants of Bisexual Identity among African Americans.” Paper presented at the Association of Black Sociologists Conference, Boston, MA.

Henderson, Loren. 2008. “From Political Novice to Veteran: Youth Participation in the Immigrant Mobilization.” Paper presented at the Reinventing Race, Reinventing Racism: The 40th Anniversary of the Kerner Commission Report” Conference, Chicago, IL.

Henderson, Loren. 2008. “Beyond Binary: Determinants of the Sexual Identities of African American Women Who Have Sex With Women.” Paper presented at the Race, Sex, and Power Conference, Chicago, IL.

Henderson, Loren. 2007.  “Butch and Femme Identity Expression among African American Lesbians.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society, Chicago, IL.

Henderson, Loren. 2006. “Butch and Femme Identity Expression among African American Lesbians.” Paper presented at the Ronald McNair Scholarship Conference, Denton, TX.

HONORS AND AWARDS:

UMBC Innovation Fellowship, $25,000, 2016-18.

Alpha Kappa Delta Fellowship Recipient, $500, 2014.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Computational Genomics Fellow, 2013-2014.

$180,000, Center for Economic Progress (CEP) and the City of Chicago, Co-Investigator (with Dr. Ruby Mendenhall, Principle Investigator), 2013-2014.

National Survey of Family Growth Conference Travel Grant Recipient, 2012         .

Travel Grant Recipient. The Marion Kauffman Foundation, 2011.

Fellowship Winner. Brauner Fellowship, 2009.

Fellowship Winner. Abraham Lincoln Fellowship, 2009.

First Prize Winner, David P. Street Master’s Paper Award, 2009.

First Prize Winner, Association of Black Sociologists Graduate Student Paper Competition, 2008.

Fellowship Recipient, Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois (DFI), 2008-2009.

Winner, Bernard Brommel Doctoral Scholarship, 2008.

Winner, Alumni Award of Excellence from Northeastern Illinois University, 2008.

Scholarship Winner, Ronald McNair Scholars Program, 2005-2006.

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS:

*Health and Social Policy

*Race, Class, and Gender, and Sexuality

*Social Stratification

*Marriage and the Family

*Diversity in Organizations

*Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods

MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

American Sociological Association.

Association of Black Sociologists.

Midwestern Sociological Society.

Sociologists for Women in Society.

Southern Sociological Society.

Academy of Management.

 

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