Hansen Named Regents Professor
Dr. Robert Hansen, professor of music, has been named a Regents Professor by The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. The Regents Professor designation is one of the highest honors given by the board to recognize and honor faculty members for exemplary contributions to their university or agency and to the people of the state. Recipients receive a monetary stipend, a medallion bearing the system seal and a framed certificate.
Hansen joined the WTAMU faculty in 1987. He received his B.A. from Northwestern University, his M.M. from Boston University and a D.M.A. from the University of North Texas. He received the 2008 Faculty Excellence Award and was recognized as an Outstanding Teacher by the WTAMU Mortar Board in 2005-2006. In addition to his teaching, Hansen has performed on both the national and international stages and has published several musical works as well as articles on music and opera instruction. He is active in a number of professional organizations and currently serves as the executive director of the National Opera Association. On campus, Hansen has served on numerous committees including a term as president of the WTAMU Faculty Senate (2008-2009). He joins a roster of four other WTAMU professors who have been named Regents Professors—Dr. David Sissom (2008), professor of biology, Royal Brantley (2004), professor of theatre and head of the Department of Art, Theatre and Dance, and retired faculty members Dr. Charmazel Dudt (2000) and Dr. Pete Petersen (1997).