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Holly Henning

Holly Henning.

Assistant Professor and Swantz Distinguished Professor for Teaching and Learning

509 335-2886

Clark Hall 383
PO Box 646420
Pullman,  WA 99164-6420

Curriculum vitae (pdf)

Professional Information

Degrees & Credentials:

B.A., Environmental Studies, Minor Multicultural Perspectives, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1991

M.A., Whole Systems Design, Organizational Systems Renewal Program, Antioch University, Seattle, WA, 2017

International Career Development Facilitator, 2015 – present

Coach and Facilitator, 2013 – present

Public Facilitation Professional, 2011-present

Research Area (s):

Teaching Applied Skills:  Systems Thinking, Communication and Leadership

Public and Private Partnerships to Train the Future Workforce

Land Grant Networks to Promote Applied, Experiential Learning


Holly Henning is the Swantz Distinguished Professor of Teaching and Learning and a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Crop and Soil Science Department of the College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) at Washington State University.  She brings over 30 years of experience in the governmental, business and not for profit sectors to help students succeed in interdisciplinary career fields.  Holly is a professional facilitator who leads strategic and programmatic planning sessions resulting in new public-private partnerships, learning communities within CAHRNS, and outreach for Agriculture and Natural Resources organizations. Recent projects include being the curriculum advisor for the Washington State AgForestry Leadership program, leadership development for U.S. AID in Tanzania, exploring collaborative opportunities for Pulse Research and professional development training for Agricultural Futures of America Professional Development Conference.

Holly’s research interests are engaging faculty, extension and future employers in creating applied learning environments where students are active learners in addressing complex food systems issues.  Holly is passionate about helping students to develop skills in systems thinking, communication and leadership to help them address complex problems and inequalities in the food system.