David Hanson, Ph.D.
David Hanson , Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Global Business
Palumbo Donahue School of Business
Contact Information
810 Rockwell Hall
Pittsburgh, PA, 15282
Phone: 412.396.6236 Fax: 412.396.4764

David P. Hanson is an Associate Professor of International Business in the Marketing Division of the Business School at Duquesne University. He teaches courses on the Law of International commercial Transactions, Business and Society in Europe, and Global Economic Perspectives at the undergraduate and graduate levels. His research focuses on two areas. One theme has been to analyze the nature of non-tariff trade barriers, and to assess the effectiveness of international procedures for resolving trade disputes. He has been particularly interested in the trade impact of the European CE Mark system of product safety standards. He has written three books on this general topic.  Professor Hanson's other research interest is to understand the impact of historical conditions on the development of distinctive patterns of managerial culture.  He is currently writing his fourth book on this subject.. He is the co-founder of the Center for International Regulatory Assistance in the Business School and has served as a consultant to the Federal Trade Commission, the International Standards Organization and the Government of Egypt. In 1997, Professor Hanson was awarded the President's E certificate for Export Service.

Before coming to Duquesne, Professor Hanson served as an Attorney Advisor for Legislation with the US Maritime Administration. He was also a litigator with Burlingham Underwood and Lord, a leading New York Admiralty firm. Before going to law school, Professor Hanson was an assistant professor of Political Science at Western Michigan University. A graduate of Haverford College, Professor Hanson has a PhD from the University of Florida and a JD from the University of Michigan. He has also served as an officer on destroyers in the US Navy.