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Alan Hansen, Board of Directors

After graduating with a BA in Communication from Boise State University, Alan Hansen received his Ph.D. from The University at Albany, SUNY, in Sociology and Communication. Immigration was an area of emphasis in his graduate work, which included a dissertation in a small city in upstate New York with a long history of immigrant populations. Following completion of graduate work, Alan lived in South Texas where he taught at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Alan continued work with immigrant populations in Corpus Christi until moving to Helena to teach at Carroll College in 2008. Alan is currently Associate Professor of Communication at Carroll, where he continues work on immigration issues and teaches courses on immigration and culture.