Julie Henderson, Ph.D., APR, Fellow PRSA, is professor of public relations at UW Oshkosh. She was elected to the Public Relations Society of America College of Fellows in 2004, an honor limited to the top 5 percent of the 20,000 members of PRSA.
In addition to serving as faculty adviser to the UW Oshkosh Public Relations Student Society of America chapter, Henderson was selected to serve a two-year term as the National Faculty Adviser for the PRSSA in April 2009. She serves as liaison for all PRSSA faculty advisers across the nation and represents PRSSA at all national conventions. As National Faculty Adviser, Henderson also sits on the 14-member PRSSA national executive committee, which has the responsibility of managing the business and affairs of PRSSA, and she votes on chartering of new PRSSA chapters and participates in ad hoc committees.
Henderson is also active in the state and national PRSA organization. She was a founding member of the Northeast Wisconsin PRSA chapter, and served as Assembly Delegate, treasurer and Accreditation chair. She was recently elected treasurer for the PRSA Educators Academy, which includes more than 300 public relations professors.
Henderson serves on the editorial board of Revista Romana de Marketing, or the Romanian Marketing Review, published in Bucharest, Romania.
Henderson has contributed chapters to Learning to Teach (3rd edition), published by PRSA; Emerging Issues in Contemporary Journalism, published by Edwin Mellen Press; The Handbook of Public Relations, published by Sage Publications; and Mass Media in 2025: Industries, People and Nations, published by Greenwood Press.
Her work has also appeared in the Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, Journal of Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication, Public Relations Review, Journalism History, Visual Communications Quarterly and the Newspaper Research Journal. She also contributes to the Oshkosh Magazine, Oshkosh Northwestern and Public Relations Tactics.
Henderson was awarded a competitive American Society of Newspaper Editors fellowship in 1998, which included a six-week faculty internship at the Grand Forks Herald shortly after the newspaper was named a Pulitzer Prize winner. She was awarded a competitive Wisconsin Teaching Fellows position in 1999.
Henderson was named the third-place national sweepstakes winner in the 1999 National Federation of Press Women communication contest. She has won 14 national awards for her writing, editing and photography, and 93 state awards in Wisconsin and North Dakota. She also has won three awards from the American Advertising Federation.
Before joining the UW Oshkosh faculty in 1993, Henderson taught at North Dakota State University for eight years. Prior to that time she worked as a newspaper stringer, a reporter/editor for a publishing company, editor of a company magazine, media coordinator for a group of hospitals and public information officer for a state agency.
Henderson is listed in the 2000 Outstanding Writers of the Twentieth Century; Outstanding People of the Twentieth Century; International Women of the Millennium; Who’s Who in the Media and Communication 1998-1999; Who’s Who in America, 1994; Who’s Who in the World, 1995-1996; Who’s Who in Writers, Editors and Poets, United States and Canada 1994; 1988 International Who's Who of Writers, Editors and Poets; 1987 Who's Who of U.S. Writers, Editors and Poets; and 1985 Outstanding Young Women of America.
Henderson was on a sabbatical leave during fall semester 2009. Her research project, Public Relations Ethics: Evolution from Oxymoron, addresses how public relations ethics has evolved over the past 50 years. To do so, Henderson studied the archival records of three of the foremost pioneers in public relations, Arthur Page, John W. Hill and Earl Newsom, which were available through the Wisconsin Historical Society.