Peter
H.
Hansen
Professor of History
Affiliated Department or Office
International & Global Studies
Education
BA Carleton College 1984
MA Harvard University 1986
PhD Harvard University 1991
Expert Bio

In addition to being a professor of history, Professor Hansen is the Director of International and Global Studies at WPI. In this role, responsibilities include enhancing the curricular components of WPI’s global programs, exploring new partnerships, and advising students in global projects. Hansen's research investigates the intertwined histories of mountaineering and modernity and has been a featured lecturer at public libraries and museums and as a commentator for television programs on the BBC, History Channel, and Discovery Channel.

Media Coverage

New Paths to Full Professor

Inside Higher ED

This Inside Higher Ed article featured work by WPI faculty and administration to clarify the university’s faculty promotion guidelines to better support associate professors and offer options that go beyond traditional research paths.

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