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 Service: Ph.D. Students Share 'Confessions' in South Irving

UD students not only read St. Augustine's Confessions in Rome, traveling to Ostia to marvel at the place in which, according to Book IX, St. Augustine and his mother, St. Monica, had a joint mystical vision of God -- they also travel 4.4 miles from the Irving campus to read the text with residents of South Irving.

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How to Build a Shortwave Radio

As you know if you’ve read even some of our first UD Reads book, "All the Light We Cannot See," it’s possible to build a radio from random, scavenged parts, as long as you can find the necessary random, scavenged parts, as Werner does in the book. This is also essentially what Assistant Professor and Department Chair of Physics Jacob Moldenhauer did as well: He scavenged parts from the Physics Department, and built a radio.

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Thomas S. Hibbs Appointed President of University of Dallas

The University of Dallas Board of Trustees announced today that it has unanimously selected Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA '82 MA '83, to serve as the university's ninth president. The first alumnus of UD to be president, Hibbs has served as dean of the Honors College and distinguished professor of ethics and culture at Baylor University since 2003.

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