Chatfield Announces New Chief Academic Officer & Dean
April 20, 2017
Chatfield College has announced the appointment of Peter E. Hanson, PhD, as its new Chief Academic Officer & Dean.
Hanson will officially begin his duties in June. He joins Chatfield after a successful 17-year teaching career at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. While at Wittenberg, Dr. Hanson served as Chair of the Faculty Executive Board, Co-Chair of the University Planning Commission, Chair of the Educational Policies Committee, Chair of Assessment of Student Academic Achievement Committee, and was a team member for re-accreditation for Institutional Effectiveness.
He has also taught at Centenary College of Louisiana, Penn State University, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Illinois. He was named a SOCHE Academic Leadership Fellow at Wittenberg, the Outstanding Chemistry Teaching Assistant at the University of Wisconsin, and was selected by students to be an Honorary Member of the Wittenberg Class of 2013. Dr. Hanson was rated in the top five percent of all teaching assistants campus-wide for four semesters while an undergraduate at the University of Illinois.
Dr. Hanson received a BS in Chemistry from the University of Illinois and a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin.
“Chatfield College is most fortunate to be able to attract someone with the credentials and experience of Dr. Peter Hanson to be our Dean and Chief Academic Officer,” said John P. Tafaro, Chatfield’s President. “His seventeen years of experience on faculty and as a successful leader and administrator, make him uniquely qualified for this important position. All colleges, especially private, liberal arts schools like Chatfield, face many challenges in today’s complex higher education environment. Dr. Hanson has addressed and dealt with many of these challenges before, and we are thrilled he is willing to share his God-given talents with us at Chatfield. We welcome Pete, and his wife, Lynn to the Chatfield Family.”