Gail Short Hanson has been at AU since July 1997. She provides senior executive leadership for 15 departments organized into two teams: the Student Learning Development Team and the Intercultural Team.
Dr. Hanson has spent more than 35 years in higher education administration, holding senior positions at The George Washington University and a consulting appointment in the Office of Post-secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Hanson is a past president of the National Association for Women in Education (NAWE). She currently chairs the NASPA Center for Women Advisory Board and is on the editorial board of NASPA’s Journal About Women in Higher Education. Dr. Hanson has been a member of the Susquehanna University Board of Trustees since 1997. She earned her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, and M.Ed., M.Phil., and Ph.D. degrees from The George Washington University.