• 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.
    • Henderson, 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 Ethics 
    • Media, Culture and Technology
    • Media Fandoms and Participatory Cultures
    • 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
    • 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