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Carolyn Sue Henry

Carolyn Sue Henry, American educator, family therapist. License marital and family therapist, Oklahoma; certified family life educator. Recipient Lela O'Toole Research award Oklahoma Family and Consultant Sciences Association, 1995.


  • Henry, Carolyn Sue was born on January 31, 1955 in Newton, Kansas, United States. Daughter of Harold Dwight and Averil Jean (Hawes) Henry.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Social Studies Education, Oklahoma Christian College, 1976. Master of Science in Counseling, Oklahoma State University, 1977. Master of Science in Child and Family Studies, University Tennessee, 1981.

      Doctor of Philosophy in Family Studies, University Tennessee, 1984.


    • Director career planning/placement Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, 1977-1980. Counselor Project Talent Search, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1980, Douglass Cherokee Economic Authority, Morristown, 1985. Assistant professor child development and family relations South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, 1985-1988, acting department head child development and family relations, 1987-1988.

      Assistant professor family relations and child development Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, 1988-1993, associate professor family relations and child development, 1993-1997, interim head family relations and child development, 1995-1997, professor, since 1997. President Oklahoma Council on Family Relations, 1993-1994. Co-chair, rural focus group National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis, 1991-1992.

      Consultant South Dakota Health Department, 1986.

    Major achievements

    • License marital and family therapist, Oklahoma. Certified family life educator.


    • Editorial board Family Relations, 1994-1996. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: member Church of Christ.


    Denomination: Church of Christ


    Member Cooperative Extension Advisory Board, Southeastern Oklahoma, 1995. Special education task force State of South Dakota, 1987. Member National Council on Family Relations (co-chair rural focus group 1991-1993), American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Society for Research on Adolescence, Oklahoma Council on Family Rels (president 1993-1994, treasurer 1989-1990, New Professor of Year 1990).


    • father: Harold Dwight Henry
    • mother: Averil Jean (Hawes) Henry
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    Born January 31, 1955
    (age 62)