- Doctorate in Business Administration, University of Sarasota
- Master of Business Administration, University of Missouri at Kansas City
- Bachelors of Arts, Bethany College
Hansen, a professor of business administration on campus, has taught distance courses since coming to UW-Platteville in 1991 and has developed a number of courses for print and online delivery. Before coming to UW-Platteville, she held the position of controller for a number of businesses in Kansas City. Hansen also held management positions in the manufacturing sector for several years in central Kansas and west Texas.
On campus, Hansen is the Director of the School of Business. She serves on several college and university committees, and teaches in the Business Administration distance.