Dr. Hanson earned his M.A. in French Literature from Illinois State University in 1996 and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Syracuse University in 2006. He previously taught Philosophy at State University of New York at Cortland and Onondaga Community College (New York). Dr. Hanson's work focuses on moral and political work that has bearing on the analysis of addictions and compulsions. His interests lie, broadly, within the realm of analytic moral philosophy, metaethics, medical ethics and social-political philosophy. He holds a dual appointment in the School of Arts and Sciences and the Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy. Dr. Hanson teaches courses in Logic, Ethics, Medical Ethics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, and others. Publications and presentations include presenting "Hyperbolic Discounting and the Deflation of Irrationalities" at the Third Mind and World conference, Birmingham, Ala 2007. Presenting "Hyperbolic Discounting, Selfhood and Irrationality" at the 22nd World Congress of Philosophy, Seoul, South Korea in 2008. Publishing a book "Thinking About Addiction: Hyperbolic Discounting Models of Valuation" published by Rodopi Press, 2009.