Henry, Adam

Henry, Adam
West Virginia University

Adam Douglas Henry is assistant professor of public administration at West Virginia University. His research focuses on the linkages between social networks, policy learning and sustainability in the context of regional land-use and transportation planning. Henry is particularly interested in how differences over normative beliefs and values drive political conflict in regional planning efforts, limiting the potential of these processes to achieve sustainable outcomes. He applies several theoretical frameworks, such as the Advocacy Coalition Framework and Institutional Analysis and Development, to better understand why this occurs and what can be done about it. Henry’s methodological interests focus on social network analysis and related modeling tools, such as exponential random graph (p*) models and agent-based computer simulation.

Henry received his doctoral and master's degrees in transportation technology and policy from the University of California, Davis. Prior to joining the faculty at West Virginia University, he was a Giorgio Ruffolo doctoral research fellow in sustainability science at Harvard University. He is also an alumnus of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing, where he conducted research on the environmental impacts of population growth in China. Henry graduated from Washington and Lee University with undergraduate degrees in mathematics and East Asian studies.

Research Interests: 
relationships between policy networks, institutions and sustainability