CSP FacultyThomas Hanson

Professor of Law and Management

Thomas Hanson

Thomas Hanson has more than 25 years of teaching experience at Concordia, helping to develop the University’s first accelerated adult undergraduate and graduate business programs. He served as the chair of the MBA program at Concordia for several years and also has served as Dean of Enrollment Management, Associate College Dean, College Dean and Executive Director of University Marketing.

Hanson bought his first business at the age of 16, went on to earn advanced degrees in his field and has spent decades guiding future entrepreneurs. He is pursuing certification as a Christian Reconciler to help congregations and other church entities manage times of crisis. He served six years in the US Air Force, flying as a navigator on KC-135 airplanes.


Thomas Hanson
(651) 641-8844


  • J.D., William Mitchell College of Law (1987)
  • M.B.A, Rensselelaer Polytechnic Institute (1981)
  • B.S.B., University of Minnesota (1975)


Entrepreneurship, franchising, business law, strategic leadership and Christian organizational conflict resolution.


“I enjoy working with students to help them gain new insights that will inspire them at work and in life. I teach students that leadership should be seen as stewardship of resources and people; students walk away having learned how to do things in innovative and ethical ways.”

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My education at Concordia gave me everything I needed to tackle my vocation.

Joe Austin '05
B.A. Communication Studies & M.A. Organizational Management