Skip to main content
AU Trojan

William R. Hanson

Adjunct Professor of Leadership, Director of International Business Research Center
Academic Background
Doctor of Philosophy, Clemson University, Educational Leadership
Master of Science, University of Southern California, Systems Management
Bachelor of Arts, Oregon State University, Political Science
Phone Number:
(864) 557-0453

Dr. Hanson says he enjoys the family-like atmosphere of professionals sharing Christian beliefs and committed to the moral development of students at Anderson University.

He received the Benedictine University Award for Outstanding Scholar-Practitioner Collaboration: Moore, J., Hanson, W., Maxey, E., and Kraemer, L. (2015) Fully integrated inclusive organization: Beyond accommodation. Paper presented at the National Conference of the Academy of Management, Vancover, Canada.


What classes do you teach at Anderson

Leadership and Ethics, Qualitative Research in Leadership

What year did you start teaching at AU



Tennis, writing, travel

Notable achievements outside of discipline

Received first place in the J.T. Barton Jr. Ethics Essay Competition, Graduate Student Track, at Clemson University in 2007 and 2008.

People might be interested to know I...

Served as an Army leader from 1979 to 2004 and am a current board member of the Military Officer Association of America for Oconee County.

How would you describe your classes to someone who has never attended one?

Learning and application, committed to pursue the student’s interest in topics and activities.


Hanson, W.R., and Moore, J. 2014. “Business Student Moral Influencers: Unseen Opportunities for Development?” Academy of Management Learning & Education 13 (4): 525–546.

Hanson, W.; Moore, J.; Whitesides, C.; Foxx, M.; Hickman, J.; Ramirez, M.; and Jordan, E. 2014. “Why go to the emergency room? A patient decision making process.” International Journal of Management Excellence 3 (3): 480-486.

Moore, J.; Hanson, W.; Jiang, X.; Rivera, C.; McDonald, P.; Moore, R.; and Messana, C. J. 2014. “Why go to a hospital minor care clinic? Considerations important to the patient.” International Journal of Management Excellence 3 (3): 487-493.

Hanson, W., and Moore, J. 2014. “Why business students make the ethical decisions they make.” Journal of Academy for Advancement of Business Research, March: 105-117.

Hanson, W.R., and Moore, J. 2013. “Ethical decision-making by business students: Factors of influence.” Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organization Studies 18 (1): 15-26.