Susan Hanssen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, History

Susan HanssenOffice: Braniff 204
Phone: 972-265-5728
Email: shanssen@udallas.edu

Susan Hanssen received her graduate degree in history from Rice University in Houston, TX. She received her undergraduate degree in history from Boston University (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa). During the summer of 2008 she was adjunct professor for the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation at Georgetown University. She was the 2010-2011 Garwood Fellow at the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.

Recent Courses

  • HIS 1311 American Civilization I
  • HIS 1311 American Civilization II
  • HIS 2302 Western Civilization II
  • HIS 3320 The British Empire
  • HIS 3349 Women in American History
  • HIS 3350 The American South

Representative Publications

"Complementarity:  Lessons from the Adams Family," The Witherspoon Institute (August 24, 2015)

"Complementarity:  Lessons from Little House in the Big Woods," The Witherspoon Institute (January 23, 2015)

"Religion:  A Public or a Private Right?," The Witherspoon Institute, (April 17, 2013) 

"'Shall We Go to Rome?'The Last Days of Henry Adams," The New England Quarterly, March 2013, Vol. 86, No. 1: 528

"The University Stands in loco parentis," in Lee Trepanier ed., The Liberal Arts in America (Cedar City, UT: Southern Utah University Press and Grace A. Tanner Center Press, 2012).

"Eccentric Education: The American Way," in Bradley C. S. Watson ed., The Idea of the American University (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2011).

"Dumb Ox at the Crossroads of English Catholicism: G. K. Chesterton, Newman, and Pascendi," Renascence Quarterly, vol. LXII, no. 1, (Fall 2009).

"'English in Spirit': G. K. Chesterton and the Debate over Church and State in the 1906 Education Act," The Catholic Social Science Review (2007).

"Thinking Chesterton Thinking Newman: English Catholic Revival and the praeambula fidei," Faith and Reason 31:4 (2006).

"G. K. Chesterton and British National Identity in World War I," in Human Traditions in Modern Britain, edited by Caroline Litzenberger and Eileen Groth Lyon, (Plymouth, UK: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2006).

"The Wildness of Domesticity: G. K. Chesterton and the Way Home," in Il Ritorno a Casa, edited by Rafael Jimnez Catao (Roma: Editione Universit della Santa Croce, 2006).

"Robert Browning," "Cecil Chesterton," "Christopher Dawson," "Henry Edward Cardinal Manning, " "C.F.G.  Masterman," and "John Henry Newman," in Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Politics, edited by Roy P. Domenic and Mark Y. Hanley (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006).

"Chesterton's Reputation as a Roman Catholic Convert in the Twentieth Century," The Chesterton Review, Vol. XXXI, Nos. 1&2 (Spring/Summer, 2005).

News

UD in the Community: Gospel of Life Dwellings Affirm Lives

Although she can no longer see, Tia does her best, like the mother she still is, to ensure the comfort of those around her from her perch on the edge of her bed. She is one of three elderly residents of St. Adelaide in Grand Prairie, one of Gospel of Life Dwellings' two locations. First conceived by Joe Flaherty, M.D., BA '86, a geriatrician, the idea for these homes was embraced and implemented -- and is continuously sustained -- by numerous UD alumni.

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New Crusader Baseball Clubhouse Completed

Positioned off Crusader Drive, behind the batting cages and the centerfield wall of the baseball field, the university's newly constructed baseball clubhouse opened the first week in May, the last week of the season for the UD baseball team. This milestone marked the end of a years-long endeavor supported by the university's Baseball Booster Club to upgrade the team's existing locker room and practice facilities.

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