College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

William Henninger

School of Applied Human Sciences
Faculty - Assistant Professor of Family Studies


Family Services


PhD - Iowa State University - Human Development and Family Studies (Specialization in Early Childhood Special Education)- December 2010; M.S. - Iowa State University - Human Development and Family Studies - December 2008; B.S. - Iowa State University - Psychology - December 2005

Research Interests

  • Social emotional development in children
  • Individual and famly development
  • Positive behavior supports and interventions
  • Novel uses of technology for teaching and training family service workers
  • Career development of college students

Teaching Interests

  • Research Methods for the Social Sciences
  • Family Relationships
  • Early Childhood Inclusion
  • Individual and Family Development
  • Career Development
  • Assessment in Early Childhood and School Settings


School of Applied Human Sciences – Student Issues & Scholarship Committee; Graduation Marshal; Faculty Advisor – National Society of Collegiate Scholars; CSBS Research Committee; CSBS Undergraduate Research Committee; CSBS - Admissions & Recruitment Council

Selected Publications

  • Henninger, IV, W., & Luze, G.J. (In Press). Poverty, caregiver depression and stress, as predictors of children's externalizing behaviors in a low-income sample. Child & Family Social Work

  • Eshbaugh, E. M, & Henninger, IV, W. (In Press). Potential mediators of death anxiety between genders. Individual Differences Research.
  • Henninger, IV, W. & Luze, G.J. (In Press). Moderating Effects of Gender on the Relationship Between Poverty and Children’s Externalizing Behavior. Journal of Child Health Care.
  • Eshbaugh, E. M., Gross, P., Hillebrand, K.*, Davie, J.*, & Henninger, W. R. (In Press). Promoting careers in gerontology to students: What are undergraduates seeking in a career? Gerontology & Geriatrics Education.
  • Henninger IV, W., & Luze, G. J. (2010). Differences in parental perceptions of the socio-emotional development of underweight, overweight, and typically weighted children. Journal of Child Health Care, 14, 250-260 .

Courses Taught

School of Applied Human Sciences:

  • Fam Serv 4190 - Professional Practice in Family Services
  • Fam Serv 1030 - Research Methods in Family Sciences
  • Coun 6225 - Facilitating Career Development
  • Coun 6228 - Assessment Techniques in Counseling
  • Coun 6250 - Family Counseling
  • Fam Serv 1010 - Human Identity and Relationships

Department of Special Education

  • SPED 3150 - Meeting The Needs of Diverse Learners
  • SPED 6256 - Best Practices in Inclusion


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