Faculty Experts - Keith G. Henderson, PhD

Keith G. Henderson, PhD

Keith G. Henderson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Geography
Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 

Area of Expertise: 

  • Climate Change and Variability
  • Climate Impacts on the Environment and Society
  • Synoptic Climatology
  • Global Environmental Change


Climate change, one of the most daunting issues of our time, has the potential to impact every aspect of life in a geographic region – economic, social, cultural, political and environmental. Dr. Henderson can offer an authoritative voice on the effects of global environmental change on local places. He can also speak to the geographic patterns of natural hazards, natural resources and conservation issues, as well as sustainability.  


  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • M.S., Pennsylvania State University  
  • B.A., Pennsylvania State University   

Selected Publications

  • Henderson, K.G., “The Influence of Climate Variations on Visitor Activities in Pennsylvania’s State Parks.” Middle States Geographer 36, 171-177, 2003.
  • Hardy, J and K.G. Henderson, “Cold Front Variability in the Southern United States and the Influence of Atmospheric Teleconnection Patterns,” Physical Geography 24, 120-137, 2003.
  • Rohli, R.V. and K.G. Henderson, “500 hPa Patterns Associated with the Migration of Surface Anticyclones of Pacific Origin to the Central Gulf Coast, U.S.A.” Physical Geography 23, 449-464, 2002.
  • Henderson, K.G., “Autumn Precipitation Trends in the Northeast United States,” Middle States Geographer, 33, 74-81, 2000.
  • Vega, A.J., R.V. Rohli and K.G. Henderson, “Gulf of Mexico Mid­Troposphere Response to El Nino and La Nina Forcing,” Climate Research 10, 115-125, 1998.
  • Rohli, R.V. and K.G. Henderson, “Upper­Level Steering Flow and Continental Anticyclones on the Central Gulf Coast of the United States,” International Journal of Climatology 18, 935-954, 1998. 

Selected Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Louisiana State University
  • Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University
  • Acting Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University.
  • Graduate Research Assistant, University of North Carolina
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Pennsylvania State University

Selected Research

  • Villanova Institute for Teaching and Learning, “Incorporating Student Research Modules into Environmental Geography,” 2003.
  • Southern Regional Climate Center, “Seasonal Projections of Extreme Temperature Events in the Southern United States,” 1994.
  • Southern Regional Climate Center, “Variability of Extreme Temperature Events,” 1993.

About Villanova

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