The Catholic University of America

Joyce Henderson, Ed.D., M.B.A.

Adjunct Professor


Ed.D., George Washington University, Washington DC.


Dr. Joyce Henderson is a scholar/practitioner teaching several graduate courses for the Catholic University of America in the online and face to face format. Some of the courses she teaches include Strategic Human Resource Management, Advanced Organizational Communications, Organization Development and Conflict Management.

As an executive at Marriott International, she led a dynamic and successful Human Resources function through twenty years of growth, acquisition of companies, and creating extensions to Marriott’s product line. The twenty years at Marriott International provided her with demonstrated expertise in the strategic role of Human Resources that she shares in her classes.

In addition, Dr. Henderson has served on numerous boards of directors of both for profit and non-profit organizations as well as serving as the National Vice President of Human Resources for Volunteers of America. In 2014, she was honored with the Outstanding Graduate Faculty award by the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies at CUA. Her research interests and publications focus on transformative learning in the online classroom and in the workplace. Her  Doctorate in Education is from the George Washington University with a focus on organizational and human learning.

Joyce resides in Silver Spring, Maryland (about half a mile from the District of Columbia) with frequent visits to her home state of Texas where she has a second residence in the small North East Texas town of Linden (population 2,000).