College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Jean Hansen earned her B.A. from The University of Northern Colorado, majoring in History with a minor in Political Science. She earned an M.A. in History with an emphasis in The Early National Period, also at The University of Northern Colorado. Ms. Hansen’s Master’s Thesis William Lewis: His Influences on Early American Law as a Philadelphia Lawyer, Republican Assemblyman, and Federalist Leader received a Graduate Dean’s Citation for Outstanding Thesis.
Jean Hansen teaches the American History Survey courses. In addition to teaching, Ms. Hansen worked on an Oral History project resulting in a biography of Dorothy Dee Howe Hamilton, a remarkable Colorado woman whose ancestors were state pioneers originally engaged in farming and ranching on the Western Slope. For several years Ms. Hansen volunteered on an Historic Preservation project in Rocky Mountain National Park that resulted in the transformation of the McGraw Ranch, a former guest ranch, into the Continental Divide Learning and Research Center.