Kelly Hanson

Hanson, Kelly | Faculty

Ph.D., Director of the Program in Technical Communication

308 Gorguze Family Laboratory


LinkedIn Profile | MCommunity

About Kelly

Dr. Kelly Hanson is the Director of the Program in Technical Communication, where she teaches courses in technical writing and communication. She is also a Senior Fellow in Mosaic: Indiana University’s Active Learning Initiative, where she studies how to use active learning strategies to create an inclusive learning environment for all students. Her courses help students learn skills that they can carry with them beyond the classroom: critical thinking, strategic communication, and persuasive writing.

Before coming to Michigan, Dr. Hanson taught business writing, literature, and composition courses at Indiana University in the Kelley School of Business, the Department of English, and the Groups Scholars Program. In 2017, Dr. Hanson earned her PhD in English Literature from Indiana University’s Department of English. Her dissertation drew on original archival research to examine the construction of race in U.S. literary modernism during the first U.S. military occupation of Haiti.


Ph.D. English Literature; Minor: Comparative Ethnic and Postcolonial Studies, Indiana University
M.A., English Literature, Indiana University
B.A., English and History, Texas Christian University