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Steven Hanson

Associate Provost and Dean for International Studies and Programs

    • 207 International Center
    • East Lansing, MI 48824
    • Phone: (517) 355-2352
    • Fax: (517) 353-7254

Steven Hanson has served as associate provost and dean for International Studies and Programs since April 2014. Prior to that he served as interim dean of International Studies and Programs. Beginning in 2009, Dr. Hanson assumed the position of assistant dean in International Studies and Programs, where he worked with Dean Riedinger in an effort to move MSU toward aligned and engaged scholarship with a goal to develop local, national, and global opportunities related to food, health, environment, and education.

Dr. Hanson is professor and chair of the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics; he has served in the latter role since 2003. His research focuses on risk management with financial contracts and the valuation of financial contracts and assets, such as land. He has taught graduate and undergraduate financial economics and management courses and served as chair of the National Association of Agricultural Economics Administrators.

Dr. Hanson received his Ph.D. in agricultural economics from the Economics Department at Iowa State University.