I love working with busy adult students who bring rich personal and professional experiences into the online classroom.
Adrianne Hanson, PhD
Dr. Adrianne Hanson is the Program Chair for the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics and the Bachelor of Arts in English in the College of Liberal Arts at Ashford University. 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 says, “I love working with busy adult students who bring rich personal and professional experiences into the online classroom.” Her current research examines the intersection of cartography and literature in nineteenth-century Scotland, considering how the historical novel maps a time, space, and national identity for Scots living in a unified Great Britain. She has also presented research on the teaching of metacognitive skills in the online classroom for greater student learning and engagement. 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.