Assistant Professor, Engineering & Computer Science
Dr. Deva Henry was born and raised in the Southern Indian state of Tamilnadu. He holds an undergraduate degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Madras Institute of Technology, and a graduate degree in Aerospace Systems Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay. For almost a decade, he worked as a Scientist at the Aeronautical Development Agency, Ministry of Defense, Government of India. He was involved with the design and development of the Air Force and Naval versions of the Indian combat aircraft Tejas.
In 2006, Dr. Henry came to Stevens Institute of Technology in the U.S. to pursue a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering. While at Stevens, he also served as a lecturer and a research engineer. He was actively involved in research projects sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense at the Systems Engineering Research Center that produced the Guide to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK), the Graduate Reference Curriculum for Systems Engineering (GRCSE), and Atlas: The Theory of Effective Systems Engineers.
Dr. Henry’s research interests include systems engineering, biblical worldview of systems engineering and resilient systems, as well as has a wide range of other interests: quizzing, Christian apologetics, Formula one racing, thriller movies, jigsaw puzzles, traveling, spicy food and pop music. In the summer of 2017, Dr. Henry joined Regent to develop a new undergraduate Systems Engineering program. He is excited to serve God through his work at Regent. He lives in Virginia Beach with his wife Julia and daughter Catherine.
Books / Books Chapters:
Pyster, A., Hutchison, N. & Henry, D. (2018). The Paradoxical Mindset of Systems Engineers: Uncommon Minds, Skills, and Careers. Wiley & Sons.
Hutchison, N., Pyster, A., & Henry, D. (2018). From “T” to “”: The Other Leg That Systems Engineers Stand On. in T-Shaped Professionals: Adaptive Innovators Eds. Moghaddam, Y., Demirkan, H., & Spohrer, J.
Hutchison, N., Pyster, A., & Henry, D. (2017). Atlas: Understanding What Makes Systems Engineers Effective in the US Defense Community. Systems Engineering, 19, 510-521.
Henry, D., & Ramirez-Marquez, J. E. (2016). On the Impacts of Power Outages during Hurricane Sandy – A Resilience-Based Analysis. Systems Engineering, 19, 59-75
Henry, D., & Ramirez-Marquez, J. E. (2012). Generic Metrics and Quantitative Approaches for System Resilience as a Function of Time. Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 99, 114–122.
Henry, D., Turnitsa, C., & Beauchamp, C. (2018). Establishing an Engineering Core – What Does Every Engineer Need to Know, Particularly About Systems Engineering? ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Jauregui, C., Pyster, A., Henry, D., Hutchison, N., & Wright, C. (2016). Insights on the Experiences and Education of INCOSE‐Certified Expert Systems Engineering Professionals and Chief Systems Engineers. INCOSE International Symposium, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Pyster, A., Adcock, R., Ardis, M., Cloutier, R., Henry, D., Laird, L., & Wade, J. (2015). Exploring the Relationship between Systems Engineering and Software Engineering. Conference on Systems Engineering Research, Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI)
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
Christian Engineering Society (CES)
International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)