Assistant Professor of Biology, 1998 Ph.D., University of California at Davis, 1995 M.S., Cornell University, 1986 B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1983
502 E. Boone Ave AD 52 Spokane, WA 99258
Office Location 311 E. Boone #6 (second floor)
MWF 10-12 T, R 2-2:30
Originally from Colorado, I spent a lot of time camping as a kid. I moved to Montana in 1989 and have been active in the environmental movement since the 1980s, primarily with local and grassroots campaigns. For the past 20 years I have taught university field studies courses for the Sierra Institute and Wildlands Studies, focusing primarily on environmental issues and wildlife conservation. Along with numerous magazine articles, I have published two books, and am finishing up a third. When not writing or teaching you can find me skiing, kayaking, or mountain biking.
BA English, University of Colorado MS Environmental Studies, University of Montana PhD History, University of Montana
Education: B.A.,summa cum laude, Seattle University (1998); M.A., Fordham University (2001); M.Phil., Fordham University (2002); Ph.D., Fordham University (2003)
Professor Henning's scholarship and teaching focus on the interconnections among ethics, metaphysics, and aesthetics. His books include The Ethics of Creativity: Beauty, Morality, and Nature in a Processive Cosmos (University of Pittsburgh 2005), Beyond Metaphysics? Explorations in Alfred North Whitehead's Late Thought (Rodopi 2010), Genesis, Evolution, and the Search for a Reasoned Faith (Anselm 2011), Beyond Mechanism: Putting Life Back Into Biology (forthcoming) and Being in America: Sixty Years of the Metaphysical Society (forthcoming).He is currently working on a book tentatively titled, "The Reluctant Steward: Ethics after Climate Change." (See his website for complete scholarship listing and curriculum vitae.)
He teaches courses on ethics, philosophy of human nature, environmental ethics, ethics of global climate change, and Alfred North Whitehead.
Dr. Henning joined the faculty at Gonzaga in 2008.