Lora Henderson

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D, University of Virginia, 2018
  • M.Ed., University of Virginia, 2014
  • M.S.Ed., University of Pennsylvania, 2013
  • B.A., Clark Atlanta University, 2010

Lora Henderson is a graduate of the School of Education and Human Development Clinical Psychology doctoral program. Her prior experiences as a second-grade teacher piqued her interests in evidence-based mental health interventions and school-based services. As a graduate student, Lora was an American Psychological Association Minority Fellow and she had opportunities to conduct and evaluate school-based interventions in public schools as well as provide outpatient mental health and inpatient psychiatric services She completed a predoctoral clinical psychology internship at the Hartford Hospital Institute of Living and a postdoctoral fellowship in child trauma at the Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Lora also was also a postdoctoral research associate with Dr. Catherine Bradshaw and the National Center for Rural School Mental Health. Her current research focuses on school mental health and culturally responsive practices for BIPOC students.

Dr. Henderson will be accepting a student to start Fall 2023 in the Clinical and School Psychology program.