Linda Hanson

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Linda Hanson
Faculty Specialist
3122 Wood Hall, Mail Stop 5413
Mailing address: 
Department of Chemistry
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5413 USA


1996       Masters +30 – Specialist in Chemistry Education

                Central Michigan University, Michigan State University, Grand Valley State University, Montana

                State University, Mississippi State University, Colorado State University

1993       Master of Science in Teaching Chemistry

                Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI

1988       Bachelor of Science in Science Education, Chemistry Major, Biology Minor, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI

1986       Associate in Science

                Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI



2019 – Present                 Faculty Specialist I, Chemistry, Western Michigan University

2014 – 2019                        Teaching Professor of Chemistry, University of Southern Mississippi

2011 – Present                 Teaching Professor of Chemistry, Michigan Virtual University, Online Adjunct

2017 – Present                 Teaching Professor of Chemistry, Life University, Online Adjunct

1994 – 2014                        Instructor of Science, Reeths-Puffer High School, Retired

1995 – 2014                        Adjunct Professor, Baker College of Muskegon

1898 – 1994                        Instructor of Science, Greenville High School



Mrs. Linda Hanson is a Faculty Specialist in the Department of Chemistry at Western Michigan University. Prior to working in Kalamazoo, Linda was a Teaching Professor in Chemistry at the University of Southern Mississippi on their Gulf Park Campus. She is a retired public-school teacher from the Reeths-Puffer district in Muskegon, Michigan. Linda is an accomplished online instructor having developed distance learning courses for both lecture and lab for a variety of chemistry settings. Linda was an independent consultant that has traveled though the country delivering professional development workshops for teachers, principals, schools and districts to improve instruction, classroom assessment, and curriculum development. With over 30 years of experience in public education, she has successfully taught at the university, community college and public high school settings. Her passion for teaching is evidenced by helping all her students find their own pathway to success.