In 1944 Dr. Henley received a B.E.E. in Electrical Engineering from the City College of New York. He worked at the Airborne Instruments Laboratory as an electrical engineer from 1946 to 1948. Between 1948 and 1951 he worked at Stanford University, and received a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 1952. Until 1954, he was a Jewett Fellow and lecturer at Columbia University, and later a professor at the University of Washington. In 1976 Dr. Henley calculated with Lawrence Wilets the effects on parity non-conservation in atomic physics. From 1979 to 1987 he was Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences there and Director of the Institute for Theoretical Nuclear Physics in 1990-1991. He has been Professor Emeritus since 1995. He also teaches Physics at the University of Washington's Transition School and Early Entrance Program. In 2014 at the age of 90 (and much to the disappointment of his students) Dr. Henley retired from this position.