About Steve

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Steven Hansen, Ph.D.

Director, Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence

hansens@duq.edu

Steve became the director for the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) in 2019.  Before serving as the director, he was the associate director for faculty development, 2008-2019.

Among his responsibilities at the Center for Teaching Excellence, he oversees instructional and professional development for faculty and graduate students University wide.  Steve regularly consults with faculty on teaching and academic career success, and with department chairs and program directors on academic leadership.  He also directs the creative teaching award and assists faculty in the design and development of SOTL (scholarship of teaching and learning) projects and publications.

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., Hansen, A.M. & O'Brien, M. (Forthcoming). Spiritan Charism, Vocational Commitment, and "A Different Kind of Excellence": A Study of Spiritan Educators. Spiritan Horizons, 14.
  • Hansen, S., and Rentschler, E. (Forthcoming). Lenses and recommendations for helping graduate students assess and improve teaching in community. In M. Hatcher & J. Gilmore (Eds.), Preparing for College and University Teaching: Competencies for Graduate and Professional Students. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.
  • 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
  • "Academic Rigor: Connecting Student Learning and Documenting Faculty Teaching Success." With Laurel Willingham-McLain. An interactive workshop presented at the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, Annual Conference, 2019, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • "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
  • Adjunct Instructor - Duquesne’s Department of Theology and Gannon University’s Pastoral Ministry Program.
  • Pastoral ministry in Western Pennsylvania and Maryland.