Department of Management, College of Business and Economics
800 West Main St., Whitewater, WI 53190
Ph.D. (expected 2018) Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Philanthropic Studies
M.J. (2001) Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Business Law
B.A. (1992) Rutgers University, Music
Ruth Hansen is a Lecturer at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's College of Business and Economics, where she is collaborating on the launch of a program in Nonprofit Management. After completing her Ph.D. program at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy this summer, she will join the Department of Management as an assistant professor.
Ms. Hansen currently teaches classes in Organizational Behavior, Business Ethics & Social Responsibility, and the Foundations of Nonprofit Organizations undergraduate course. She looks forward to continuing to develop UW-Whitewater’s programs and partnerships in southeastern Wisconsin.
Her research focuses on the practice of fundraising, popular support for unpopular causes, and policy affecting charitable organizations. A recent project, “Gary Neighborhood House: Managing Mission and Uncertainty in the Civil Rights Era,” will be included in the upcoming volume, Hoosier Philanthropy, due out in 2019.