Dr. Hanna Andrews is an Assistant Professor-in-Residence in the Academic Success Center (ASC) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), where she teaches the First-Year Seminar for Exploring Majors. She received her Ph.D. in English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, her M.F.A. in English/Poetry from Columbia College Chicago, and a B.A. in Literature and Music from Sarah Lawrence College. She has been teaching English, Literature, and Composition since 2007, and has taught at Fordham University (NY), Columbia College Chicago (IL), and the Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design (CO). She has also held various student affairs-related positions including Career Assistant in the Office of Career Counseling (Sarah Lawrence College); Student Affairs Advisor (Columbia University); and Data Assistant in the Office of Graduate Student Services (Columbia College Chicago).
Dr. Andrews is thrilled to teach the First-Year Seminar for Exploring Majors (COLA 100E) at the Academic Success Center. As a first-generation college student herself, she recognizes the need for students to develop a positive support network and essential skills for success in college and beyond. Her goal is to help her students feel welcomed into the UNLV community; provide support and guidance so that students feel empowered and make informed decisions about their educational goals; and instruct students through engagement with critical thinking, research, communication, and college-level writing.
In her spare time, Dr. Andrews loves spending time with her family, desert road trips, the central CA coast, and reading. As a poet and a scholar of literature, she pursues several research interests-including classical and contemporary epic poetry, literature of exile, and feminist literature(s)-and is working on completing her second book of poetry.