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Hansen, Marie, JD, PhD

Hansen, Marie, JD, PhD

Hansen, Marie, JD, PhD

Dean, College of Business and New England School of Communications (NESCom) Administration - Academic

Contact Information:

Husson University
241 Peabody Hall
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401
Phone: 207.973.1081 Phone: Fax: 207.992.4987 Email: Department Email:


As a native of Bangor, Dr. Hansen earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science, with a minor in Public Administration, and graduated from the Honors Program at the University of Maine. She returned to Bangor to practice law after she earned her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Maine School of Law. Dr. Hansen remains Of Counsel in the areas of business consulting, alternative dispute resolution and Guardian Ad Litem work. Dr. Hansen attained her Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership focusing on strategic change management, organizational behavior and the next generation of higher education leaders at The Chicago School for Professional Psychology. Additionally, she completed the Institute for Management and Leadership in Education at Harvard University and achieved Mastery level of Prior Learning Assessment through DePaul University.

Dr. Hansen began working at Husson University in 2003, where she has delivered a variety of classes in over 32 topics ranging from introductory courses through graduate level in the Business, Criminal Justice, and Paralegal programs. She has presented interdisciplinary courses at Husson University in the College of Business, the School of Pharmacy, and the School of Science and Humanities and Business as well as in the community. Further, Dr. Hansen has presented locally and nationally on a variety of topics including career planning, human resource management, social capital, work-life balance and prior learning assessment.

Outside of Husson, she holds gubernatorial appointments to the Board of Trustees at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy and as a Dedimus Justice. Additionally, she serves on the Board of Trustees for The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL, the Board of Directors for the Penobscot County Bar Association and the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, various Criminal Justice and Business program Advisory Boards at technical centers throughout the state of Maine and is an active member in Bangor Rotary.

Professional Statement

A college education should provide time for students to discover who they are, what they want for a career, how to improve themselves and why they should be a continuous learner.  This exploration can be cultivated through an experiential platform that includes the opportunity to try new things and learn from any missteps.  I encourage both faculty and students to create, plan and change as part of their own personal and professional development.  Celebrating their accomplishments is the best reward.