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About Steve

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Steven Hansen

Associate Director for Faculty Development

hansens@duq.edu

Steve became the associate director for faculty development for the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) in 2008.

Among his responsibilities at the Center for Teaching Excellence, he directs the TA program, plans faculty and TA workshops, and develops teaching and learning resources.  Steve is currently developing resources and online initiatives to support Duquesne’s adjunct faculty.  He also directs the graduate student awards for excellence in teaching.

Steve lives in Verona, Pa., with his family.  He enjoys staying busy outdoors doing gardening, hiking, biking, camping and cross-country skiing.

Education

Ph.D.  Systematic Theology.  Duquesne University

S.T.M.  Hebrew Bible.  Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

M.Div.   Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

B.S.  Pastoral Studies.  Liberty University

Selected Publications

Hansen, S., Rentschler, E., & Willingham-McLain, L. (2019). Integrating transparency in learning and teaching (TILT) initiatives throughout a CTL: Educational developer and instructor insights. In MA Winklemes, A. Boye & S. Tapp (Eds.), Transparent Design in Higher Education Teaching and Leadership. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Hansen, S., Quinones, S. & Margolis, J. (2015). Spiritan pedagogies in practice: Possibilities, tensions and characteristics of walking with learners. Spiritan Horizons, 10, 99-113.

Kalish, A., Robinson, S.S., Border, L., Chandler, E., Connolly, M., Eaton, L.J., Gilmore, J., Griffith, L., Hansen, S., Pinder-Grover, T., and von Hoene, L. (2012). Steps toward a framework for an intended curriculum for graduate and professional students: How we talk about what we do. In A. Kalish, & S. S. Robinson (Eds.), Mapping the range of graduate student professional development. In L.L.B. Border (Series Ed.) Studies in Graduate and Professional Student Development, 14. (pp. 163 - 173). Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press.

Phillips, AC., Hansen, S. & Willingham-McLain, L. (2012). Leveraging existing PFF resources to create a certificate of university teaching. In A. Kalish, & S. S. Robinson (Eds.), Mapping the range of graduate student professional development. In L.L.B. Border (Series Ed.) Studies in Graduate and Professional Student Development, 14. (pp. 125 - 146). Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press.

Selected Conference Presentations

"Using a Nudge to Transform Teaching and Deepen Student Learning." An interactive workshop presented at the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, Annual Conference, 2016, Louisville, Ky.

"Fostering Deeper Adjunct / Part-Time Socialization through Transforming Programming." With Teresa Focarile, Lori Schroeder, Ann Coburn-Collins, Eli Collins-Brown and Jim Stenerson. A pre-conference workshop presented at the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, Annual Conference, 2016, Louisville, Ky.

"Using Future Time Perspective as a Personal-Professional Motivator," Interactive Session presented at the Professional and Organizational Network in Higher Education, 2015, San Francisco, CA.

"Leveraging Whole Person Faculty Development through a Center Sponsored Retreat." With Leslie Lewis. A full-day pre-conference workshop presented at the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, 2014, Dallas, TX.

"What Should They Know: Desired Teaching Competencies for New PhDs." With Alan Kalish. Lilly International Conference on College Teaching, 2013, Oxford, OH.

"Finding out What Frequent Users of Faculty Development Services Learn." Interactive Session presented at the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, Annual Conference, 2013, Pittsburgh, PA.

"Designing a Competency-Based Approach to Graduate & Professional Student Development." With Alan Kalish, Laura Border, Elizabeth Chandler, Joanna Gilmore, Lauren Griffith, Tershia Pinder-Grover, Bill Rando, S. Spencer Robinson and Linda von Hoene. Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, Annual Conference, 2012, Seattle, WA.

“Engaged Reading: Getting Students Beyond the Yellow Highlighter.” Interactive Session presented at the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, Annual Conference, 2008, Reno, NV.

Selected Invited Presentations

"Sparking the Emotions to Enhance Learning and Motivation," Beaver County Community College, October 2018

"Innovative Lesson Planning to Promote Student Learning," Chatham University, August 2017

"How did you learn that? Designing Lesson Plans for Learning," with Laurel Willingham-McLain, Youngstown State University, January 2016

"Engaged Reading: Getting Students Beyond the Yellow Highlighter," Middlesex County Community
College, May 2009

"Writing Learning Objectives for Service-Learning," SPRING Service-Learning Network, Summer Course
Development Institute, Waynesburg University, May 2009

Selected Professional Experience

Elected Core Committee Member (i.e., board of directors), Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, 2019-2022

Conference Co-Chair with Carol Subino-Sullivan, Professional and Organizational Development Network Conference, 2018, Portland, Oregon

Inaugural Symposium Chair, Pittsburgh Regional Faculty Symposium, 2018, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Program Co-Chair, Professional and Organizational Development Network Conference, 2017, Montreal, Québec

Co-Chair for Adjunct / Part-Time Faculty Special Interest Group, Professional and Organizational Development Network, 2015.

Invited facilitator for the Civic Engagement and Service-Learning Topical Interest Group at the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, Annual Conferences, 2013, Pittsburgh, PA. 2014, Dallas, TX

Invited workshop presenter for various departments and schools at Duquesne University, Middlesex County College’s Center for the Enrichment of Learning and Teaching, and Youngstown State University's Teaching and Learning Center.

Served as an Adjunct Instructor for Duquesne’s Department of Theology and Gannon University’s Pastoral Ministry Program.

Pastoral ministry in Western Pennsylvania and Maryland.