Henry C. Alphin Jr., MBA, MSHE is a strategic, inclusive leadership practitioner, former executive dean and operations director, and subject matter expert on higher education economic development. Henry is called upon for strategic planning and execution, including defining new roles and developing and leading a strong team to execute on the vision of senior leadership. Henry has over 20 years of successful leadership, administrative, operations, cooperative education, accessibility, and research experience in the higher education and nonprofit communities, including Fairfax University of America, The Fairfax Institute, the International Institute of Islamic Thought, IGI Global, and 18 years at Drexel University.
Henry has been author and lead editor on multiple peer-reviewed higher education publications, including books, book chapters, and journal articles. He serves as a higher education SME for public and private organizations, including Springer Publishing and IGI Global. Henry served on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Economic Development in Higher Education (JEDHE) and the Global Business and Economics Research Journal. He was previously involved as a member of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), including the Scholars of Philanthropy of Higher Education ($OPHIE) subgroup; as well as the University Economic Development Association (UEDA), serving on the Body of Knowledge, Development, and Marketing Committees.
His personal scholarly pursuits include the philosophy of death, Nietzsche studies, immortality, eternal recurrence, posthumanity, and philosophy in literature.
Henry holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Drexel's Bennett S. LeBow College of Business, a Master of Science in Higher Education (MSHE) from Drexel's School of Education, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the triple accredited (including AACSB) program at the Warwick Business School of Warwick University.