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Hansen, Marie, JD, PhD, SHRM-SCP

Marie Hansen, JD, PhD, SHRM-SCP
Dean, College of Business and New England School of Communications (NESCom) Administration - Academic College of Business New England School of Communications
Contact: Husson University
1 College Circle Bangor, Maine 04401
Phone: 207.973.1081
Room: 106 Harold Alfond Hall


Dr. Marie Hansen is the Dean of the College of Business and the New England School of Communications (NESCom) at Husson University where she has been employed since 2003 and held the role of Dean since 2013.  In addition to her administrative role, Dr. Hansen has taught in the areas of business, criminal justice and legal studies.  Further, Dr. Hansen has created education and training options for businesses and has presented locally and nationally in the areas of emotional intelligence, goal setting, leadership, organizational behavior, performance management and strategic planning. 

She holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Maine; a JD from the University of Maine School of Law; and a Ph.D in Organizational Leadership from The Chicago School for Professional Psychology.  Dr. Hansen maintains her law license in Maine and additionally has completed the Institute for Management and Leadership in Education (MLE) at Harvard University; achieved Mastery level of Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) through DePaul University; earned her Six Sigma/Lean Management black belt certification; is a Certified Coach through the Institute of Social and Emotional Intelligence (ISEI); and achieved Senior Certified Professional (SCP) certification through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). 

Dr. Hansen holds Maine gubernatorial appointments to the Board of Trustees at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy and as a Dedimus Justice.  Further, she serves as the Vice Chair for the Board of Trustees, Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee and Chair of the Strategic Growth Committee at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology; on the Academic Collaboration Committee for the TCS Ed System; on the Board of Corporators for Bangor Savings Bank; as the Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Business Law Review journal; as a site reviewer of business programs at other institutions through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE); and as an advisor of a group of student leaders at Bangor High School for the Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute.

Education should provide opportunities for people to discover who they are, what will guide them in their careers, and how to improve themselves as a continuous learner.  This exploration can be cultivated through an experiential platform that includes exploring new ideas and things as well as learning from any experiences.  I encourage both faculty and students to create, plan and be open to continuous change as part of their own personal and professional development.  Celebrating their accomplishments is the best reward!