Dr. James Hanson

Title: Professor of Psychology
Dept.: Psychology
Office: Rasmussen Center 232

Academic History

  • B.A. from Luther College (1984)
  • One year of study at Luther-Northwestern Theological Seminary in St. Paul, MN (1985)
  • M.S. in Guidance & Counseling from UW-Stout (1986)
  • Ph.D. from Iowa State University (1994)
  • LMHC - Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Start Date at Grand View

  • September 1993

Areas of Expertise

  • Human Development (Child Development)
  • Marriage & Family
  • Counseling Theories
  • Individual & Group Counseling
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Biopsychology

Research / Accomplishments

  • 2004 Grand View Faculty Award
  • 2000 Advisor of the Year—Grand View College
  • 1993 Research Award presented by the Education and Enrichment Section of the National Council on Family Relations
  • 1993 Iowa State University Teaching Excellence Award

Personal Interests

  • Music
  • Photography
  • Running

Questions & Answers

What makes Grand View unique among other universities?
The focus on teaching/mentoring is of primary importance.
What is your favorite part about working at Grand View?
Professional interactions, friendships and students.
Jim Hanson