Adrianne Hanson, PhD
Dr. Adrianne Hanson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Education and Liberal Arts and the Program Chair for the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts at the University of Arizona Global Campus. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Barnard College, a Master of Science in Scottish Literature and Comparative Literature from the University of Edinburgh, and a Doctor of Philosophy in English from New York University. Dr. Hanson has worked in online education since 2001, first as a program chair at Jones International University and then as faculty at Colorado Community Colleges Online and Buena Vista University. She taught at New York University and Ivy Tech Community College and also spent five years as an academic advisor for undergraduates in the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University. She served as Program Chair of the Applied Linguistics Program at Ashford University, and later as Program Chair of the English Program.
She currently teaches courses in general humanities and liberal arts, information literacy, British literature, and the English and Liberal Arts Capstones, and she is involved in university committees focused on faculty support and professional development. Her pedagogic research has examined the teaching of metacognitive skills in the online classroom for greater student learning and engagement. Her current research focuses on implementing a workforce competency-based and portfolio-driven curriculum throughout Liberal Arts programs, a collaborative project of the Liberal Arts faculty. Dr. Hanson lives in beautiful Colorado with her family and several spoiled cats. When not teaching, she enjoys reading fiction, attending visual and performing arts events in her community, and exploring the nearby mountains.