Catherine A Hansman, EdD
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 Title: Professor
Director, Master of Education in Health Professions Education (MEHPE)
 Dept: Counseling, Administration, Supervision & Adult Learning
 Office: JH 270
 Phone: 216-523-7134
 Email: C.HANSMAN@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 270, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
adult learners, communities of practice, context based learning, mentoring, health professions education
 
Education:
Ed.D., Adult and Community Education, Ball State University, 1995
M.S., Secondary Education, Indiana University, 1990
B.A., Music Education, University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, 1979
 
Brief Bio:
Catherine Hansman, Ed.D., is Professor of Adult Learning and Development at Cleveland State University. She is beginning her 23rd year teaching at Cleveland State University and has over 30 years in teaching and administrative roles in higher education.  She has served as the program coordinator of the Adult Learning and Development (ALD) program for more than 11 years, and she currently is director of the Master of Education in Health Professions Education (MEHPE). Dr. Hansman teaches graduate courses in adult education and qualitative research in the Master of Education in Adult Learning and Development (ALD) and the PhD in Urban Education programs (specialization in Adult, Continuing & Higher Education) at Cleveland State University.

Dr. Hansman has written and edited books, book chapters and articles in refereed journals concerning her research interests of learning in adulthood, higher education, mentoring, context-based/social learning theories, communities of practice, health professions education, policies related to adult learners, qualitative research, history of adult education, and diversity and inclusion. She coedited the Adult Education Quarterly from 2014 to 2019.  She was awarded the Cyril O. Houle Emerging Scholar in Adult and Continuing Education Scholarship and was bestowed a Distinguished Faculty Award for Research by Cleveland State University. In 2016, Dr. Hansman was inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame.  Dr. Hansman is Past President of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE), and she also chaired the Commission of Professors of Adult Education (CPAE) and served on its executive committee for six years.
 
Honors and Awards:
Inducted into the International Adult Education Hall of Fame, November 2016

Commission of Professors of Adult Education Innovative Curriculum Award to the Cleveland State University for the Master of Education in Health Professions Education (MEHPE)Program; November 2017 (Program director 2012 to present)

Cyril O. Houle Emerging Scholars in Adult and Continuing Education Scholarship (Kellogg Foundation supported grant through the University of Georgia) .  Award amount:  $40,000.00. A program for emerging scholars in Adult Education in Southern Africa, Latin America, and the USA. These research scholars represented the best 50 scholars in the field of adult education from the US, South Africa and Latin America.  Title of project:  Power and Learning in Mentoring Relationships.  Grant awarded April 2000. (Timeline:  April 2000 - April, 2002).


Distinguished Faculty Award for Research by Cleveland State University, Fall 2005

Commission of Professors of Adult Education Innovative Curriculum Award to the Cleveland State University Adult Learning and Development (ALD) Program in November 2007 (ALD Program Coordinator 1998-2007; 2010-2011).
 
Research Interests:
Learning in adulthood
Higher education (adult learners)
Mentoring relationships and programs
Context-based learning/social learning
Communities of practice
Health professions education
Policies related to adult learners
Qualitative research
History of adult education
Diversity and Inclusion in adult/higher education
 
Teaching Areas:
adult learning and development
health professions education
qualitative research
program planning

Formats:
Face-to-Face
Blackboard online classes
Remote classes via Zoom
 
Professional Affiliations:
Professional Affiliations:

President, American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2009-2010

President-Elect and Conference Chair, American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2008-2009  

Chair, Commission of Professors of Adult Education (CPAE),  2003-2006

Member, American Association for Adult & Continuing Education (AAACE) Houle book award selection committee, 2006, 2007

Chair, CPAE Awards Committee, 2008-2016

Members, American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) Conference Site Selection Committee, 2007-2008

Board Member, American Association for Adult & Continuing Education, 2004-2006; 2008-2011

Member, Ad Hoc Committee for standards for Adult Education Graduate Degree Programs, Commission of Professors of Adult Education, American Association for Adult & Continuing Education, 1998-2008; 2014 to present
 
Professional Experience:
Editorial Boards

Advisory Editorial Board, New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018-present

Editorial Board, Adult Learning, Knowledge, and Innovation, 2016- present

Consulting Editor, Adult Education Quarterly, 2000 ¿ 2014; 2019-present

International Editorial Review Board member, Adult Vocational Education & Technology, 2013-present

Editorial Board member, Journal of Transformative Education, 2009 -2015

Editorial Board member, Adult Learning, 2011- present



Consulting and Program Reviews

Invited Program Reviewer: , Master of Health Professions Education in the Eastern Virginia School of Medicine, Virginia Beach, VA, March 2020

Invited Grant Reviewer: Discovery and Innovation Grant, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, November 2019
 
University Service:
Cleveland State University Committees/Service

Chair, Path to 2020 Project Committee for Adult, Continuing, and Online Education:  Reports on Continuing Education, Prior Learning Assessment, and eLearning.

Chair, ALD Search Committee, Fall 2016

Program Director, Master of Education in Health Professions Education, 2012-present

Member, Faculty Senate, 2008-2011, 2014-present

Member, Doctoral Studies Committee, 1998-2003; 2013-present

Member, CSU Electronic Learning Committee, 2014-2018

Member, Ad Hoc CSU IMS Selection Committee, Spring 2015-Spring 2017

Member, Blackboard Best Practices Users Group, Spring 2017 - 2020

Member, CSU Graduate Council, 2004-2008; 2015-Fall 2019

Chair, CEHS Dean¿s Diversity Council, 2013- present (Chair, 2013-2015)

Member, CEHS Website Review Committee, 2011-2013

Chair, University Promotion Review committee, 2008-2010; Member 2006-2011

Member, Distinguished Faculty Selection Committee, 2006, 2008

Member, Search Committee, Adult Learning & Development, 1999- 2000, 2003-2004, 2005-2006; 2007-2008; 2013-2014;  (Chaired ALD search committee 1999-2000, 2005-2006, 2015-2016)

Member, University Curriculum Committee, 2002-2004

Member, University Graduate Faculty Review Committee, 2003-2005

Chair, Faculty Affairs Council, 1999 ¿ 2002; member, Faculty Affairs Council 2002-2003
 
Professional Service:
Invited Book Reviewer: Pre-publication books/proposals.  Stylus Books; San Francisco, CA.  2016, 2018, 2019, 2020

Researcher, Division of Education, Queens College, City University of New York, 2011 to 2014

Invited Book Reviewer: Pre-publication books: John Wiley & Son, Jossey-Bass Inc., San Francisco, CA., 2004,  2010, 2011, 2013

Invited Book Reviewer:  Pre-publication books.  Sage Books; Thousand Oaks, CA.  2012.  

Invited member, EdD in Community College Leadership Advisory Board, Ball State University, Fall 2011

Invited consultant, Deloitte Adult Learning Programme publication, London, UK, Fall 2011

Invited Program Reviewer and Member of the Review Team, Master of Adult Education Program in the School of Education, East Carolina State University, Greeneville, NC; November, 2001.


Invited Keynote Speaker, Papers, Presentations, Panel Member, and Discussant

Hansman, C. (August 2013) Invited Keynote Speaker.:  Inaugural Adult & Community Education Research Conference.  Topic:  Power & Practice of Mentoring Relationships.  Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

Hansman, C. (2011, 2013, 2018). Invited speaker, Developing your research agenda.  Cleveland State University Doctoral Students Organization, Cleveland Ohio.

Hansman, C.  (2010, September)  Invited Panel Member, The Working Learner:  Solutions Serving the Next Generation of Students.  Washington DC: National Press Club
  
Hansman, C. (2010, October)  Invited Panel Member for symposium: Moving forward with the National Agenda.  The annual conference of the Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE) Albuquerque, NM.  


Workshop:  Teaching Adult Learners.  Cleveland Psychoanalytical Society, Cleveland, Oh, Nov. 2004
 
Research Grants:
Awarded Grants
Cyril O. Houle Emerging Scholars in Adult and Continuing Education Scholarship (Kellogg Grant) .  Award amount:  $40,000.00 (Kellogg Foundation grant through the University of Georgia) A program for emerging scholars in Adult Education in Southern Africa, Latin America, and the USA.   Title of project:  Power and Learning in Mentoring Relationships.  Grant awarded April 2000 to April, 2002).