Dean Hanno comes to Babson from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where following a long career as a faculty member, he most recently served as the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Matters in the Isenberg School of Management. A few examples of his notable work while in this role include a continuous focus on curriculum development and renewal, enhanced relationships between residential life and academic matters, an emphasis on social responsibility and the link between business and society, creation of links with other units on campus to provide unique learning opportunities for students - particularly in the area of international studies - and the development of an assessment model to measure improvements and guide efforts.
Dean Hanno comes from the Accounting discipline and brings strong expertise in teaching, research, and outreach in this area. He is an award winning teacher who is known for his innovative curriculum as well as his in-depth work on the assessment of student learning. He is one of a select group of scholars who have published more than once in one of the premier accounting research journals, Journal of Accounting Research.
In addition, his research connects with his passion for teaching by addressing issues related to accounting education. He has served on the editorial boards of both Issues in Accounting Education and Accounting Education: A Journal of Theory, Practice and Research. Dean Hanno currently serves as the Chair for the Educators Credential Committee of the Massachusetts Board of Public Accountancy. He is also a member of the American Accounting Association and the American Institute for Certified Public Accountants and serves on the AICPA's Virtual Grassroots Panel.