Alan Hansen

Ph.D., B.A.
Professor - Communications | Communication
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We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become each day. -Richard G. Scott

Alan began teaching at Carroll College in the fall of 2008. Before moving to Montana, he was a professor at Texas A&M for 7 years. Since coming to Carroll, Alan has worked with many students in the department. On April 18, 2014, his work with a student was recognized when their collaboration paper won an award from the Northwest Communication Association (NWCA). Alan runs the public relations internships for the communications department and is also the director of a grant which connects with tribal colleges in Montana. In his free time, Alan enjoys golfing, reading and spending time with his spouse, Nicole, and three children Dale (Carroll class of 2020), Grace and Abi.

I feel deeply blessed to work at an institution alongside so many people who are not only remarkably successful at their vocation, but who are so remarkably good at being compassionate and caring human beings. I feel blessed to work at an institution that places value on development of the whole person – not just the intellectual but also the social, physical and especially spiritual (Luke 2:52), that is, not just for school, but for life.


B.A. 1996 Boise State University PH.D. 2002 University at Albany, SUNY