James Henderson, Ph.D.

Academic Director, MBA Healthcare Administration - Graduate Programs
Professor - Economics

Contact Information

Campus Phone:  (254) 710-4139
Fax:  (254) 710-6142
Mailing Address:  Baylor University, One Bear Place #98003
Waco, TX  76798
Office Location:  Foster 320.12

Office Hours

Fall 2014
T, R 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
F 2:00 - 4:00 PM
No Office Hours on M, W
All other times by appointment only

Educational Background



  • Litigation, Coontz Cochran, Burleson, TX (October 2013 - Present)
  • Management, Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick Dickson & Squires, Waco, TX (June 2013 - July 2013)
  • Litigation, The Harris Firm, Dallas, TX (April 2013 - Present)
  • Litigation, Gauntt, Earl, Binney, and Koen, Dallas, Texas (December 2012 - Present)
  • Richard E. Ward, Ft. Worth, TX (April 2011 - May 2011)
  • Litigation, Brown Pruitt Peterson & Wambsganss, Ft. Worth, Texas (January 2011 - March 2011)
  • Litigation, Provost Umphrey, Beaumont, Texas (January 2011 - December 2011)
  • Litigation, Roebuck, Thomas, Roebuck & Adams, Beaumont, Texas (January 2011 - December 2013)
  • Litigation, Moore Landrey, Beaumont, Texas (November 2009 - Present)
  • Litigation, Grau Koen, Dallas, Texas (March 2009 - September 2009)
  • Certificate of Need Application, Panza, Maurer & Maynard, P.A., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 (November 2008 - December 2010)
  • Litigation, Beard, Kultgen, Brophy, Bostwick, and Dickson, Waco, Texas (June 2007 - August 2007)
  • Litigation, The Carter Law Firm, Houston, Texas (March 27, 2007 - June 2011)
  • Litigation, Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, L.L.P., Dallas, Texas (January 2007 - Present)
  • Litigation, The Law Firm of Greg Fitzgerald, Austin, Texas (January 2007 - February 2011)
  • Derrel Luce, Waco, TX (2004 - 2008)
  • Donato, Minx & Brown, Houston, TX (2003 - 2005)
  • Fitzgerald & Reddick, Ft. Worth, TX (2002 - 2005)
  • George Parker Young and Associates, Ft. Worth, TX (2002 - 2004)
  • Michael D. Donohue, Dallas, TX (2002 - 2005)
  • Steven C. Lee and Associates, Austin, TX (2001 - 2005)
  • J. Michael Liles, Ft. Worth, TX (2000 - 2002)
  • TXU Electric, Dallas, TX (1999 - 2000)
  • Friedman, Drieger, and Hsueh, Dallas, TX (1998 - 1999)
  • Jose, Henry, Brantley, MacLean & Alvarado, Ft. Worth, TX (1998 - 2008)
  • The Dunham Law Firm, Austin, TX (1998 - 2004)
  • Patterson, Lamberty, Stanford & Walls, Dallas, TX (1997 - 1998)
  • Ron Butler, Marlin, TX (1997 - 2003)
  • Williams, Pattillo, and Squires, Waco, TX (1996 - 1998)
  • Litigation, Fanning, Harper & Martinson, Dallas, TX (1992 - January 2007)
  • Fletcher & Springer, Dallas, TX
  • Frank G. Pearce, Richardson, TX
  • McDonald, Clay, Crow, and McGartland, Ft. Worth, TX
  • Texas Association of Business & Chambers of Commerce, Austin, TX
  • The Joe Cunningham Group, Inc.
  • Waco Police Association, Waco, TX

Awards and Honors

  • 2010 Distinguished Professor Award, Baylor University, Hankamer School of Business (April 13, 2010)
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers (2005)
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Student, University of Houston, College of Business Alumni Association (1970)

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • American Society of Health Economists
  • Association of Private Enterprise Education
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society
  • Executive Board, Association of Christian Economists
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honor Society


Teaching and Learning Scholarship

Health Economics & Policy, 6th Edition: CENGAGE South-Western, 2015.

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Brief for Amici Curiae Economists in Support of Respondents Regarding Individual Mandate," (February 2012).

"Brief of Amici Curiae Competitive Enterprise Institute in Support of Petitioners (Severability Issue)," (January 2012).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

Health Economics & Policy, Fifth Edition, 2012.

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"A Lesson on How Health Insurance Really Works," (September 2009) (coauthors: Earl Grinols).

"Busting apart the big myths about health care," (September 2009).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

Health Care for Us All: Getting More for Our Investment, Cambridge, MA, August 2009.

"Estimating the Impact of State Health Insurance Mandates on Premium Costs Using the Community Tracking Survey," Journal of Insurance Regulation, Vol. 27, No. 3, (Spring 2009), pp. 3-36 (coauthors: J. A. Seward).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

James W. Henderson, Health Economics and Policy, 4th edition, Thomson, 2009.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Replace Pharmaceutical Patents Now," PharmacoEconomics, 25(5), 355-363, (2007) (coauthors: Earl Grinols).

Faithful Economics: The Moral Worlds of a Neutral Science, Waco, Texas, 2005 (coauthors: John Pisciotta).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

Health Economics and Policy, 3rd edition, 2005.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"The Christian Perspective and Economic Scholarship," , James W. Henderson and John L. Pisciotta (eds.), Waco, Texas, 2005, pp. 1-14.

"Cost Effectiveness of Cervical Cancer Screening Strategies," Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, Vol. 4, No. 3, (2004), pp. 89-100.

"Implementing George Marsden "Outrageous Idea" in Economics," Faith & Economics, Vol. 42, (October 2003), pp. 3-Jan (coauthors: John Pisciotta).

"Making Christianity Relevant to Economic Scholarship," Journal of Markets and Morality, Vol. 6, No. 2, (October 2003), pp. 401-405 (coauthors: John Pisciotta).

"Rural Isolation and the Availability of Hospital Services," Journal of Rural Studies, Vol. 19, (2003), pp. 363-372 (coauthors: Beck A. Taylor).

"Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance: Past, Present, and Future," Journal of Forensic Economics, Vol. 15, No. 2, (2002), pp. 181-194 (coauthors: Beck A. Taylor).

"The Impact of Agglomeration Economies on Estimated Demand Thresholds: An Extension of Wensley and Stabler," Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 40, No. 4, (November 2000), pp. 719-733 (coauthors: Thomas M. Kelly and Beck A. Taylor).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"A Framework for Analyzing the Statement of Cash Flows," Journal of Cash Management, (June 1989) (coauthors: Terry S. Maness).

Financial Analyst's Deskbook: A Cash Flow Approach, 1989 (coauthors: Terry S. Maness).

"Check the Corporate Pulse by Administering Cash Flow Analysis," Cashflow, (1985) (coauthors: Terry S. Maness).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Financial Analysis and Forecasting: A Cash Flow Approach," The Journal of Financial Education, (1983) (coauthors: Terry S. Maness).

Presentations and Proceedings

"Medical Tourism: Providing Options in a Changing Marketplace," presented at the ACHE Central Texas Chapter: Face 2 Face, Temple, Texas, May 2013.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Health Entitlements and Future Prosperity," presented at the , Maui, Hawaii, April 2013.

"Affordable Care Act: The End of Federalism," presented at the , Las Vegas, NV, April 2012.

"The Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act," presented at the B a Healthier U: Healthcare Symposium, February 2012.

"Post-Obamacare Prospects for the Future of Medical Care Delivery," presented at the Institutional Evolution Toward Freedom and Prosperity, Nassau, Bahamas, April 2011.

"Medical Travel: A New Form of Competition in Medical Markets," presented at the Institutional Evolution Toward Freedom and Prospetity, Nassau, Bahamas, April 2011.

"Institutional Supports for Ideal Health Insurance," presented at the Allied Social Science Association, Denver, Colorado, January 2011.

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Non-Entitlement Health Care: Better and Less Dangerous," presented at the Symposium on Faith and Culture: Human Dignity and the Future of Health Care, Baylor University, October 2010.
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