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Andrew Hanson, Ph.D.

Dean, Honors College
Department(s): Honors
Office: RLL 146
Mail Code: 7003
Phone: 702-895-2263
Fax: 702-895-2289
Email: andrew.hanson@unlv.edu


Andrew earned a B.S. at Montana State, an M.S. from San Diego State, and a Ph.D. in Geological & Environmental Studies from Stanford University. After a brief stint working in the petroleum industry in Houston, he was hired at UNLV in 2000. His research focus has been on sedimentary basins and the petroleum resources they contain and has taken him to China, Mexico, Spain, and Portugal for fieldwork. Andrew joined the Honors College as the Associate Dean in January 2013 and became the Acting Dean in July 2018. He focuses on administrative aspects of running the Honors College, helping recruit faculty to teach classes in the Honors College, advising and teaching University Honors students, overseeing Honors programs, helping students to attain nationally competitive awards, and collaborating on assessment, curriculum development and other Honors College priorities.


Petroleum Geology, Basin Analysis, Petroleum Geochemistry