James R Henson
James Henson teaches in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is the founder and executive director of the Texas Politics Project and the director of the political internship program. The Texas Politics Project is a hub of research and public affairs work focused on providing non-partisan resources for understanding Texas government and politics. As part of that work, he co-founded the longest running academic survey of public opinion in Texas with Daron Shaw in 2008. Results from more than a decade of statewide polling for that project are available to the public on the Texas Politics Project website. His writing about Texas politics has appeared in every major Texas media outlet, as well as a variety of publications including The Washington Post, The Hill, Texas Monthly, The Texas Tribune, and others. He is the principal author of the Texas Politics textbook published by Soomo Learning and used in introductory Texas government courses across the state, which is now in its 11th edition.