Andrew Hansen, Ph.D.
- Associate Professor , Human Communication and Theatre
I am a transplanted Wisconsinite now firmly rooted in San Antonio. After earning a B.A. in literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.A. in literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I discovered my orientation to language better fit the field of rhetorical studies.
Consequently, I earned an M.A. in rhetoric in the Communication Arts department at UW-Madison and finished my Ph.D. in rhetoric in the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences at Penn State. The adviser to Trinity's chapter of the National Communication Association Honorary Society, Lambda Pi Eta, I have taught courses on political communication, advanced public speaking, communication theories, argumentation, rhetorical criticism, and a two semester course on the history of rhetorical theory.
Focusing on the public address of nineteenth-century America and Great Britain, I have published in various academic journals, such as Philosophy and Rhetoric, Language and Literature,Western Journal of Communication, andRhetoric Review. My present research interests include the public address of scientific discourse, the nature of rhetorical criticism, and the relationship of poetics and rhetoric. In the past, I have received the Carroll C. Arnold Award, the Wrage-Bakersville Award, and recognition from the American Society for the History of Rhetoric.