Nona Henderson

Project Manager
Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands

Research Associate
Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies
(812) 855-0864
IU Research Park, Suite 101

  • Indiana University, Master of Library Science, 2008
  • Indiana University - Southeast, B.A. in Spanish, 2006
  • O-541 Visitor Behavior
  • Interpretive Park Ranger, Ozark National Scenic Riverways, National Park Service
  • Interpretive Park Ranger, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, National Park Service
Research Interests

Nona plays a lead role in several Eppley Institute projects, including providing project management and instructional design of the Institute's interpretation courses, Asset Management Key Skills Webinar Series for the National Park Service Park Facility Management Division, the Yellowstone Snowmobile Education Course, and the Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) courses for the National Park Service.

Nona's main areas of research interest include the impact of interpretation on visitor behavior and climate change interpretation

Selected Publications


Henderson, N.F. (2011). National Park Service Interpretive Field School Feasibility Study.

Henderson, N.F. (2013). National Park Service Human Resources Career Field Competency Gap Analysis Study Report.

Henderson, N.F. (2013). Bureau of Land Management Hands on the Land Desk Guide.

Henderson, N.F. (2014). Civil War to Civil Rights Interpretation: Research and Best Practices Report for Heritage Interpreters.

Henderson, N., McCormick, C., Wiltz, L., & Wolter, S. (2015). National Park Service Implementing Park Science Best Practices