Janet Hanson, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership

Phone: (626) 815-5375
Fax: (626) 387-5739
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Janet Hanson, Ed.D., has 20 years of experience working in both public and private schools in California and the Northwest as a teacher, program administrator, principal, and superintendent. During her time in elementary education, she wrote and administered a national technology grant for implementing technology into the curriculum at the elementary and high school levels. After adding a developmental specialist certification, she developed and led assessment, technology, and advanced mathematics programs for a new intervention high school.

Prior to entering public education, Hanson earned her bachelor’s degree in business and worked as an auditor for an internationally recognized accounting firm. During her time as a graduate research assistant, she supported and performed research for the Center for Bilingual and Multicultural Education and for the Educational Leadership program under grant funding. Hanson has presented her research at regional and national conferences in areas ranging from organizational learning to multicultural viewpoint in schools.

As a result of Hanson’s extensive experience in education and accomplishments, she is well equipped to facilitate and support the educational and career development of the next generation of school administrators to lead California schools in service to Christ as difference makers.


  • Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Montana State University, Bozeman
  • M.A.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Azusa Pacific University
  • B.A., Business, Accounting Emphasis, California State University, Fullerton
  • A.A., Liberal Arts, Santa Ana College


  • Clear Administrative Services Credential
  • Standard Secondary Credential, Mathematics and Business
  • Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
  • Developmental Specialist Certificate
  • Mathematics Thinking for Instruction (MTI)
  • Technology Competency Certification

Academic Area

  • School of Education
    • Department of Educational Leadership


  • Administration and Leadership
  • Business and Organizational Systems Design
  • Curriculum and Instruction (Pre-K-12)
  • Organizational Culture and Learning
  • Technology Integration

Courses Taught

  • EDL 571 - Instructional Leadership
  • EDL 581 - Research and Leadership
  • EDL 583 - Educational Leadership and Change
  • EDUC 661 - Clear Induction Orientation
  • EDUC 662/3 - Individualized Induction Plan Implementation and Professional Development I/II
  • EDUC 664 - Clear Induction Assessment
  • EDL 795 - Dissertation Completion