Henneke Center

A teaching and learning resource to support TU faculty as they serve others through their accomplished teaching, dedicated advising, and scholarly and professional leadership.

TU President Emeritus Ben Henneke holds his eyeglasses to his mouth as he looks out his office window, early 1960s

Established in honor of Ben Graf Henneke, the Henneke Center for Academic Fulfillment serves to recognize and support TU's educators in their accomplished teaching, dedicated advising, and professional leadership.

Professor Henneke coined the center's dedication to "academic fulfillment," envisioning this resource center as a place where professors might nourish their own "appetite for lifelong learning,"as they seek both to cultivate such a desire in their students and to equip them with the skills to pursue it.

The Henneke Center was inauguarated on Thursday, January 7, 2010 at the annual All-Faculty meeting. To view Dr. Jeanette's inaugural lecture on Fostering the Personal and Intellectual Development of our Students or to view subsequent lectures by Therese Huston, Eric Mazur, Ken Bain, or Andrew Delbanco click here and use your TU username and password to login. If you have any trouble accessing the video, please call Denise at 631.2122 or email henneke-center@utulsa.edu.

For information about upcoming events, please visit the Henneke Center on Campus Connection.

Our Mission

The Ben Graf Henneke Center for Academic Fulfillment is a resource center for the enhancement of teaching at the University of Tulsa. It is open to educators at all stages of their careers: faculty, instructors, and teaching assistants. Our mission is to recognize and support TU educators in their accomplished teaching, dedicated advising, and professional leadership. As faculty strive, both in and out of the classroom, to help our students cultivate the skills and appetite for their own lifelong learning and professional success, the Henneke Center serves as a forum through which educators may share their own reflections about what constitutes excellence in education, and sustain their efforts to secure it.

Denise Dutton

Center Director


Denise Dutton, Assistant Provost
Office: McFarlin Library Room 5130
Phone: 918.631.2122
Email: denise-dutton@utulsa.edu


The Steering Committee

Jean Blocker Professor of Sociology
Janet Cairns Director of Academic Technology Services,
including the Faculty Resource Center
Cathy Cullem Professor of Law
Lars Engle Professor of English
Janet Haggerty Dean of the Graduate School
Bob Howard Professor of Chemistry
Dennis Hudson Professor of Accounting
Tracy Manly Associate Professor of Accounting
Avi Mintz Assistant Professor of Education
Christi Patton-Luks Applied Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering


Our Location

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The Henneke Center is located on the fifth floor of McFarlin Library, in the space where Emeritus President Henneke officed from the 1930s until 2009. We're one flight up from the Faculty Resource Center and the Faculty Reading Room.