Stephen Hanson, Professor of Government and Vice Provost for Academic & International Affairs, is a specialist in international relations/post-Soviet Russian politics/political parties/post-imperial democracy.
He received his Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley in 1991 and has previously served as Vice Provost for Global Affairs at the University of Washington. Hanson received his B.A. from Harvard University (1985) and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley (1991).
He served from 2000-2008 as the director of the Ellison Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies at the Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington. Hanson won the University of Washington’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2004 and the university’s Outstanding Undergraduate Mentor Award in 2005. He has also taught as a visiting associate professor of government at Harvard University. He has been a visiting scholar at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard, a visiting scholar at the department of politics and international relations at Oxford University, and a research scholar at the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. From 2004-2008, he was the academic director of the Program on New Approaches to Russian Security (PONARS), based in Washington D.C.
As Vice Provost for Research, Graduate and Professional Studies, Dennis M. Manos is responsible for all research at the university, and for the planning and execution of academic programs for all graduate and professional study. He directs William & Mary’s activities at the Applied Research Center and is the interim, founding director of the William & Mary Research Institute, through which he is directing the development of engineering research and academic programs. Much of his work represents key distinctions of William & Mary – emphasis on excellent classroom teaching that affords undergraduates prime research opportunities, side-by-side with interdisciplinary graduate programs that enable William & Mary to compete with large research universities.
Manos has served as the university’s representative to a number of state-wide consortia, including the Virginia’s Research and Technology Investment Advisory Committee (RTIAC). At William & Mary, he serves on the Emergency Management Team, Risk Management Committee, financial Subcommittee of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee and Faculty Committee on University Priorities. He also oversees intellectual property and technology transfer, and serves as Chairman of the William & Mary Intellectual Property Foundation. As the designated Research Integrity Officer for William & Mary, he has oversight of federal compliance regarding research conflicts of interest, research ethics, and avoidance of impropriety and fraud in proposals, publications, and execution of externally sponsored grants and contracts.
At William & Mary since 1992, Manos holds a Bachelor of Science from Case Institute of Technology and a Doctorate from Ohio State University. He served in the Medical Service Corps of the U.S. Army as a medic and medical technologist.