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Shannon A. Hanson, Ph.D.



Florida International University
Center for Leadership
11200 SW 8 ST, MARC 410
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: 305-348-5323

Shannon A. Hanson is the Director of Strategy and Implementation for the Center for Leadership at Florida International University (the Center).

In this role, Dr. Hanson is responsible for overseeing the strategic planning initiatives and all program administration aspects for the Center. She provides leadership and management of the Center’s K-12 education programs and partnerships, including overseeing program development and developing relationships with new districts and partners. Dr. Hanson is also responsible for identifying strategic partnerships and the development of new opportunities with public and private sector clients.

Dr. Hanson received her Ph.D. in Public Affairs in 2023 from Florida International University. Her research focuses on leadership in the context of public education and more broadly public sector leadership, LMX, LLX, and adaptive leadership. She received a Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Management in 2011 and received a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business in 2007.

Dr. Hanson has presented her work at the Southeastern Conference for Public Administration and the Carnegie Foundation Summit on the Improvement in Education. She has also served as a speaker and panelist for various education organizations, including The Wallace Foundation and the Council of Chief State School Officers.

Before joining the Center in 2011, Dr. Hanson worked as a government contractor at the Department of Health and Human Services and in private sector industries including law, training and education, and government consulting.