College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

William Henninger

  • School of Applied Human Sciences, Family Services

    Faculty - Associate 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

    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

    Research Interests

    Social emotional development in children Individual and family 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 .